Dearborn Symphony Introduces a New Conductor

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It was a year in the making, and as the Dearborn Symphony kicks off its 58th season, the Symphony Board of Directors are pleased to introduce new Music Director Steven Jarvi. President Sandy Butler stated that “Jarvi’s enthusiasm and innovative ideas to enhance the concert going experience will lead the Symphony into an exciting future.”

Maestro Jarvi was one of three outstanding guest conductors who led the Dearborn Symphony last year and each was a strong contender for the role, as noted by audience, board and search committee and musician surveys. “Maestro Jarvi emerged as a wonderful fit for the Dearborn Symphony and our community,” Butler noted. “I am delighted to be leading this wonderful group of musicians and to bring my passion for live orchestral music to Dearborn and surrounding communities,” Jarvi shared. “I was very taken by, not only the orchestra’s high level of musicianship, but also by their enthusiasm and dedication to the future of the Symphony. I go to work with the mindset that I became a musician to express myself as an artist and to have fun! The Dearborn Symphony musicians reflect the same sentiment, thus, I was sold!”

Maestro Jarvi brings 20 years of symphonic and opera-conducting experience to the orchestra, having led top orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has been praised for his “uncommonly expressive and detailed” performances by the Miami Herald, and the Wall Street Journal has described him as an “eloquent and decisive” conductor.

Raised in Grand Haven, Michigan, Jarvi holds a Bachelors’ degree in Music Theory from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

The 2019-2020 season, entitled “New Beginnings,” will feature Blue chip musical treasures beginning October 11. That evening’s program “Bravissimo,” will also have a pre-concert party. Party tickets are $40 and include dining and one drink ticket (full bar available). Get a party and concert ticket for $65.

“American Masters” follows on November 22, “For the Love of Beethoven” on February 14, “Stage and Screen” on April 3, and “Fairy Tales & Friends” on May 8.

Join in the pleasure of listening to Dearborn’s amazing musicians as they present the highest quality musical pieces right in our own backyard.