detroit mys neWS AND HAPPENINGS

Our main focus is to bring challenging, fun and unique music to Detroit MYS students and provide incredible instruction in team building, ensemble learning and musical excellence.

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The Moscow Ballet

When the great, Russian, Moscow Ballet planned their tour through Detroit in December 2015, they contacted Detroit MYS to provide a soloist for their performance of The Nutcracker, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.  They were so pleased with our soloist that they have asked us to provide a soloist for their 2016 performance too!  Detroit MYS Symphony Orchestra cellist, Gabrielle Hooper will perform December 18th with the Moscow Ballet's Prima Ballerina, at their Musical Wunderkind Program performance of Saint Saen's The Dying Swan from Carnival of the Animals..  Pictured below is last year's Detroit MYS Symphony Orchestra violinist Landon Oja rehearsing with the Moscow Ballet's Prima Ballerina, Olga Aru.  Click the MOSCOW BALLET blue hyperlink above to go to the Moscow Ballet Detroit site.

Olga Aru, prima ballerina with the Mosow Ballet, and Landon Oja, Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony, during the 2015 rehearsal.

Olga Aru, prima ballerina with the Mosow Ballet, and Landon Oja, Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony, during the 2015 rehearsal.

Ethan Bortnick

World renown child prodigy in piano and composer/arranger/vocalist, Ethan Bortnick, contacted us to perform with him in October 2015 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, just outside of Detroit.  Recognized by the Guinness World Records as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour, 14-year-old Ethan Bortnick has been performing everything from the most difficult classical compositions, to jazz, to rock and roll, the world over, since the age of 6.  He has invited countless musical celebrities to join him, and raised over $40 million for charities across the globe,  Now he has invited Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony to perform with him as well!  

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Conductor Geoffrey Benes rehearsing at the General Assembly with the Detroit MYS Select Orchestra, picture courtesy of ericperryphotography

Conductor Geoffrey Benes rehearsing at the General Assembly with the Detroit MYS Select Orchestra, picture courtesy of ericperryphotography

221st General Assembly

When the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. wanted an orchestra to open it's 221st General Assembly at Cobo Hall in Detroit, they contacted Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony to provide.  Under the direction of our Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Geoffrey Benes, a Select Orchestra from Detroit MYS opened this international event with the 4th movement of Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony and an excerpt from Gustav Holst's Jupiter from The Planets to a live audience of over 4000 and an uncountable audience worldwide, as the event was live streamed.