DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced a new concert master. Violinist Yoonshin Song will now lead the orchestra.
The 30-year-old Song is a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She served as guest concertmaster during this weekend’s performances.
The Detroit Symphony says Song will take the position in September.
Former concertmaster, Emmanuelle Boisvert, who was with the DSO for 23 years, moved to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The DSO went through a long and contentious strike with musicians that in ended in April of 2011. At that time the DSO released this statement:
In a move that officially ended the twenty-six week long strike, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc. has announced that the April 4, 2011 agreement reached with Local 5 of the American Federation of Musicians has been ratified by the musicians of the Orchestra. The terms of the new three-year contract are effective from April 4, 2011 through August 31, 2014.