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June 07, 1985 - Image 27

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-06-07

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Friday, June 7, 1985 27

The Detroit Symphony 1985-86 season


n his first year as music director of the
Detroit Symphony, Gunther Herbig
often brought local audiences to their feet
in appreciation. His work with the
orchestra and, in his travels as guest
conductor with other orchestras, has
received high praise.

The number of subscribers in Maestro
Herbig's first year rose by 35 percent,
testament to the public's perception that
this is, indeed, a conductor of special talents.


Backstagevisitors have come to know his
wit and charm. As he moved about his
new home of Detroit he was welcomed
warmly. This year he issues his own warm
invitation in return: come downtown to
hear him, and the Detroit Symphony
musicians, doing the work they love.

Critical acclaim

"Herbies ability to give logical shape
and meaningful purpose to
sprawling works is his most
impressive talent to date, and he
used it brilliantly here (in conducting
Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony)"
• John Guinn
Detroit Free Press

Gunther Herbig

His first year brings praise,
larger audiences

SUBSCRIBE TODAY. The Symphony offers 22 series
designed to suit a wide variety of musical tastes. If you
become a subscriber you will realize the following savings
and benefits: • Save up to $132. All subscription tickets
are discounted. • Same seats for every concert.
• Guaranteed subscriber parking available. • Advance
notice of special events, such as the Isaac Stern and James
Galway gala concerts, Christmas and Images Festivals.
• FREE — Program Notes Book. • FREE — Symphony
wall calendar. • FREE — Symphony Newsletter...
and many more.

"Clearly Herbig is getting through to
his musicians. It's not just precision
he after, not just playing softly or
producing more sound from the
bow. He's got them listening to each
other with an intensity you can
almost feel:"
Nancy Malitz
Detroit News

"Apparently the reports were been
getting from Detroit are not without
foundation. Gunther Herbig, the
East German who this season took
over the music directorship of the
Detroit Symphony, truly is a
musician of phenomenal talent...
Herbig's performance was not just
sensational, but magnificent..:'
James Wierzbicki
St. Loids Post Dispatch

"If you are a Beethoven fancier,
you will beg, borrow, or steal a ticket
for tonight's repeat performance...
Beethoven of this (Herbig's) quality
does not come this way very often:"
Eric McLean
Montrecl Gazette

Two Great Performers:

NOV. 24

MAR. 4

Starting in September
the Detroit Symphony
will bring you the grace,
power and beauty of a
full season of music.
The brightest stars of
the classical stage will be
here, such as:
• Jean-Pierre Rampal
• Kiri Te Kanawa
• Charles Dutoit
• Yo Yo Ma plus:
• Andy Williams at
Christmas plus:
• Jessye Norman,
Frederica Von Stade,
Jorge Bolet, the
Juilliard String
...in a special festival.

Join the 18,000 people
who already subscribe
to the Detroit
Symphony. Be a part of
this dazzling new
season. Subscribe today
and hear it for yourself.

If you subscribe to any of the series listed on these pages, you can
also order at the same time tickets to the performances of James
Galway and Isaac Stern. Sorry, only orders from subscribers will be
taken at this time. Each subscriber may order up to four tickets to
these concerts. Prices: $50 Patron, 35, 25, 20, 12.

They are sure to sell out, so purchase your tickets today, with your
subscription. Early orders will get the best seats.

The Issac Stern concert is sponsored by Handleman Company.

For further information and a free full-color Symphony brochure,
call the Symphony at 567-1400 or return the attached coupon.


Mail to: Detroit Symphony
Ford Auditorium
Detroit, MI 48226

Please send me the Detroit Symphony.
1985-86 subscription brochure.







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