Detroit area fans of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that were not able to secure tickets to this weekend's free performances at the Max M. Fisher Music Center will still be able to enjoy the music, thanks to public broadcasters WRCJ-FM 90.9 and WTVS-TV Ch. 56.
With over 75% of the DSO's season wiped out due to a prolonged and bitter labor dispute between unionized musicians and the orchestra's administrators, news of a breakthrough earlier this week was welcome news to not only those directly employed by the group, but also by local broadcasters that benefit by connecting their listeners with the high-profile orchestra.
On Sunday, April 10th at 3 p.m., WRCJ-FM 90.9 will broadcast as Leonard Slatkin leads the DSO live in a program which includes Dvorak's "New World Symphony." Then, see the concert later that evening on Detroit Public TV, Channel 56 at 7:30 pm (with a simulcast on 90.9 FM).
The return of the DSO to WRCJ is an especially nice tie-in to the station's Spring Membership Drive, which runs from April 7th through 16th. During the drive, the station will feature special music, guests and surprises, including a live broadcast of "The Magic Flute" on April 13.