For 36 years, the Classical Roots concert has celebrated African-American contributions to classical music. In 2000, the black-tie Celebration benefit was founded to honor select African-American composers, musicians, and educators for lifetime achievement and raise funds to support the DSO’s African-American music and musician development programs.
On Saturday, June 6, 2015 the DSO will honor the Davidson/Gerson family at the fifth annual Heroes Gala Dinner.
New Year's Eve '15
For the first time in its 127-year history, the DSO will ring in 2015 with a televised black tie New Year extravaganza in partnership with Detroit Public Television! Led by DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, the orchestra will perform a swinging combination of jazz standards and light classical selections. When the clock strikes midnight, guests are invited to sing along with a full orchestral performance of Auld Lang Syne!