The composer Tod Machover with students at YouthVille in Detroit. They will take part in his “Symphony in D,” a “city symphony” that will have its premiere with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Credit Laura McDermott for The New York Times
New York Times reporter Zachary Woolfe shadowed Tod Machover on a recent visit to Detroit and published his story in today’s paper: Detroit Symphony Tackles an Adventurous Premiere.
The story does an excellent job of depicting the arduous process of building relationships with diverse communities within the city and developing collaborations that will be integrated into the final work, which premieres later this month, on November 21.