Thursday, December 28, 2017

Detroit Chamber Orchestra

     No, this blog is not about the New Kids On The Block, nor any kids on any block, but about young adults performing in Detroit Chamber Orchestra. Of Detroit`s cultural institutions and serious performing arts ensembles, Detroit Chamber Orchestra is essentially the new kids on the block. DCO is a young professional ensemble based in Metro-Detroit presenting accessible performances throughout a scheduled concert series.

     Detroit Chamber Orchestra founding members are Alyssa Campbell, Joseph Gray, and Jherrard Hardeman. According to members Detroit Chamber Orchestra`s main goal and philosophy is "to make classical music accessible to those who would otherwise not be exposed to it". DCO has performed works of Brahms, Warlock (Peter Warlock is the pen name of Philip Arnold Heseltine), Janacek, and Leroy Anderson`s Fiddle-Faddle.

     Jherrard Hardeman is conductor of DCO. At age 18, Jherrard Hardeman was violinist, composer, and director of Chamber String Ensemble Music "Trayvon Martin". Jherrard Hardeman was also a special guest for James Tatum Foundation For The Arts, Inc. Classical & Jazz Benefit Gala Concert Pre 30th Year Anniversary Celebration, on March 20, 2016, at Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall - The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, in Detroit, MI.

     Detroit Chamber Orchestra will perform December 30, 2017, at 7:30 pm, for Mozart`s 40th Symphony, at Berkely First United Methodist Church, 2820 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, MI 48072, concert free to the public. On this program DCO will present Sibelius Valse Trieste, and Elgar`s Serenade For Strings. For more information contact DCO by email at

     I am sure I am not alone when I welcome Detroit Chamber Orchestra to Detroit`s cultural community.