Our Detroit Symphony Orchestra is quite a valuable regional institution, and it only brings people together when they reach out across Metro Detroit to do performances. Usually, our well-trained and talented group of classical and pop musicians are in venues with great acoustics and might have suits and ties.. not jeans and t-shirts.
After all, IKEA is more known for it’s furniture than fine arts performances.
But the IKEA in Canton was the venue of this symphonic flash mob where they played “Ode to Joy” to a group of surprised onlookers.
All we have to say about it is… Bravo, DSO, Bravo!
Here’s the list as provided by the Orchestra of musicians:
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, associate concertmaster
Hai-Xin Wu, assistant concertmaster
Jiamin Wang, violin
Jing Zhang, violin
Hang Su, viola
Shanda Lowery-Sachs, viola
David LeDoux, cello
Sarah Cleveland, cello
Larry Hutchinson, bass
David Buck, principal flute
Jung-Wan Kang, flute
Shannon Orme, clarinet
Michael Ke Ma, bassoon
Mark Abbott, horn
Johanna Yarbrough, horn
Hunter Eberly, principal trumpet
Joseph Becker, principal percussion