Neeme Järvi (born 7 June 1937) is an Estonian American conductor. n the USA, Järvi became Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1990. He served until 2005, and is now its Music Director Emeritus. In November 1996, Järvi conducted a joint concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic in Camden NJ, to raise funds for the Philadelphia Orchestra, which was in the midst of a strike. He donated his services and received no fee for this concert. He received praise from US orchestra musicians for this gesture, which was controversial with several managers of American orchestras, who had urged him against conducting this concert.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Interlochen Arts Camp, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, 1997, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich, violin, viola, cello, oboe, flute, clarinet, harp, bass, trumpet, trombone
Interlochen Arts Camp, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1998, Stravinsky, violin, cello, voila, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp, percussion