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SUMMER WITH THE DSO

From The Music of David Bowie, to concerts in your neighborhood, and everyone's favorite Salute to America
— spend your summer with the DSO!


Open air icon June 30-July 3 / 24th Annual Salute to America

Salute to America

At The Henry Ford Museum • map

Grounds open at 6 PM. Concert at 8:30 PM

Damon Gupton, conductor
The United States Army Field Band Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus

July Fourth is the quintessential American holiday. What better occasion for a four-day party? Picnics, games and festive holiday food. Plenty of activities for kids, too. But the centerpiece of each evening is a joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the United States Army Field Band, Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army. Stick around for the grand finale: the DSO playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, featuring authentic cannon fire and a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by live patriotic music.

General Admission: $25 Adult, $15.50 Youth;
VIP Admission: $75
-Includes priority front-stage seating and parking passes to Eagle Tavern Parking Lot (closer to the event field)

For tickets visit thehenryford.org/salute or call 313.982.6001. For groups of 10 or more call 313.576.5130

Thursday, June 30 - Sunday, July 3  / GET TICKETS


Open air icon July 8-9 / DSO at Ford House

Ford House

At Ford House • map

Grounds open at 6 PM. Concert at 8 PM. Fireworks at 9:30 PM

Friday, July 8 at 8 PM: Broadway Hits and More

A thrilling evening of song featuring the DSO and acclaimed vocal duo, Will and Anthony Nunziata. Charming and talented, the Nunziata brothers are sure to delight with a program including broadway showstoppers by Arlen, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim, and More.

Saturday, July 9 at 8 PM: An American Symphonic Celebration
Teddy Abrams, conductor

Enjoy works by Bernstein, John Williams, Dvorak, and more in a heartwarming program celebrating America and great Americans, featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Preferred Seating: Premium (advanced purchase only) - $50.
Includes reserved parking and a shuttle to the concert area.

General Admission: $20 Adult, $12 Child;
VIP Admission: All VIP Tickets – $200 per ticket (advanced purchase only).
Includes valet parking, gourmet picnic dinner, access to the house and reserved seating with chairs available. To purchase VIP Admission, please call the Ford House at (313) 884-4222.

Friday, July 8 - Saturday, July 9 / GET TICKETS


Open air icon July 10 / The Music of David Bowie

David Bowie

Meadow Brook Music Festival • map

Six months following the death of the rock ‘n’ roll legend, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform The Music of David Bowie at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. The Orchestra, led by guest conductor Brent Havens and accompanied by a full rock band, will take you on a one-night-only symphonic odyssey that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s musical genius.

The two-plus hour concert features approximately 18 David Bowie tunes, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “China Girl” and more!

Sunday, July 10 @ 7:30 PM  / GET TICKETS


 May 17 / Art. Humanity. Survival.

Planterra Conservatory

At Planterra Conservatory • map

Be a part of this unique collaboration between the DSO, Planterra and the Michigan Humanities Council! Join us for an evening of chamber music and spoken word in the lush environment of Planterra. A DSO string quartet performs works you help select, and author Emily St. John Mandel reads excerpts of her novel Station Eleven. Just as the characters in Station Eleven choose what music and theater they must preserve for humanity, you tell us what chamber music you cherish most. Purchase the book from your local bookseller and check here for the final program!

Complimentary valet parking is provided and is the only parking option at Planterra. Click here for more information about the venue.

VIP experience includes preferred seating and a drink ticket.

All concert attendees are invited to a post-concert reception with the author and musicians.

Tuesday, May 17 @ 7 PM/ EVENT PASSED


 June 7 / Chamber Music With A View

Grosse Pointe War Memorial

At Grosse Pointe War Memorial • map

DSO musicians Amanda Blaikie, Monica Fosnaugh, Shannon Orme, Michael Ma and Kristi Crago perform a recital of woodwind quintet classics in one of Metro Detroit's most sumptuous lakeside destinations.

VIP experience includes post-concert reception with drink ticket and light fare. Click here for more about the venue.

Tuesday, June 7 @ 7 PM  / GET TICKETS


@ The Max icon June 10-12 / John Williams Favorites & More

John Williams

At Orchestra Hall • map

The music of John Williams has transported us to new worlds beyond our imagination through breathtaking adventures. Be there as Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the DSO in all your John Williams favorites: “Superman,” “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” “Harry Potter,” “E.T.,” and “Star Wars." 

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12  / GET TICKETS


 June 28 / Three of a Kind

Belle Isle Casino

At Belle Isle Casino • map

DSO musicians Jeffery Zook, Sheryl Hwangbo and Peter McCaffrey perform beautiful works for flute and strings in one of Michigan's most elegant locations.

Visitors to Belle Isle must have a Michigan Recreation Passport or day pass. Click here for Michigan Recreation Passport information.

VIP experience includes post-concert reception with drink ticket and light fare.

Tuesday, June 28 @ 7 PM  / GET TICKETS


 July 14, 15 & 17 / Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto

Louis Schwizgebel

At Congregation Shaarey Zedek • map
At Macomb Center for the Performing Arts • map
At Seligman Performing Arts Center • map

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor
Louis Schwizgebel, piano 

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Additional programming for this performance to be announced soon.

Congregation Shaarey Zedek / Thursday, July 14 @ 7:30 PM  / GET TICKETS

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts / Friday, July 15 @ 8 PM  / GET TICKETS

Seligman Performing Arts Center / Sunday, July 17 @ 3 PM  / GET TICKETS


 July 21 / Beethoven's First Symphony

Jessica Rivera

At Berman Center for the Performing Arts • map
At Village Theater at Cherry Hill • map
At Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church • map
At Our Lady Star of the Sea • map

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano

Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Beethoven Symphony No. 1

At Berman Center for the Performing Arts / Thursday, July 21 @ 7:30 PM  / GET TICKETS

At the Village Theater at Cherry Hill / Friday, July 22 @ 8 PM  / GET TICKETS

At Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church / Saturday, July 23 @ 8 PM  / GET TICKETS

At Our Lady Star of the Sea / Sunday, July 24 @ 3 PM  / GET TICKETS