Video: Symphony in D

World premiere performance on November 21, 2015, of Tod Machover’s Symphony in D. Performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under conductor Leonard Slatkin.Made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with additional support from Opportunity Detroit.

Guest performers:

  • Marsha Music, poet and storyteller
  • Robert Billings, Eudora Gentry, Thomas Sertima, Marge Roberts, residents from American House Senior Living Communities
  • Sarai Figgs, Tommysha Mealy, Vakharia Twilley, and Janiya Tinsley, 3rd graders from Detroit Achievement Academy
  • Dr. Tonya Matthews a.k.a. “JaHipster,” President and CEO of Michigan Science Center
  • ADULT. feat. Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller (
  • St. Joseph Chaldean Choir
  • Bryan Pope, electric guitar
  • Jonathan Muir-Cotton, electric bass
  • Efe Bes, african drummer
  • Matthew Calbert, Khalik White, Taquiyyah Williams, and Laila Hamilton, beatmakers from YouthVille Detroit

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