Michigan’s Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will give its first-ever concert in Detroit on Jan. 26, and will perform the same program in Ann Arbor the next day.

In Thursday’s (1/4) Detroit Metro Times, Layla McMurtrie writes, “For the first time in the group’s 95-year history, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (A2SO) will perform in Detroit. The concert is set for Friday, Jan. 26 at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall as part of the Sphinx Organization’s 2024 SphinxConnect conference. ‘Our Detroit performance is a momentous occasion for the Symphony,’ A2SO Executive Director Sarah Calderini said in a news release. ‘This opportunity expands our reach, broadens our audience, and brings our mission to more listeners … We’re set to reinvigorate our partnership and commitment with Sphinx, all in an incredible setting thanks to the deeply felt support of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.’ With performances from Sphinx artists as well as the A2SO, the event will celebrate the two organizations’ shared history, with support from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra … The concert will be directed by Earl Lee, music director of the A2SO. 2023 Sphinx Organization Medal of Excellence awardee Tommy Mesa will perform Joseph Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1, and … Jessie Montgomery’s Divided for Cello and String Orchestra will also be showcased. ‘The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra has a long partnership with Sphinx,’ Lee said.” The same program will be performed on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater.