<July 2017>


    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hires Jill Elder as Vice President and Chief Development Officer

    Published Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Detroit, (July 20, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced the hiring of Jill Elder as Vice President and Chief Development Officer, effective August 29, 2017. Ms. Elder comes to the DSO from the American Cancer Society North Central Region, where she was Vice President, Distinguished Partners, serving communities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and [...]

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    DSO returns to Ford House for 8th annual summer concerts

    Published Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Two-concert series includes one night of pops, one night of classical Detroit, (June 29, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) returns to the majestic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) for a two-concert series conducted by Aram Demirjian. The orchestra will play on the grounds of the elegant Grosse Pointe Shores estate, a historic home beside Lake St. Clair. The concerts will take place on Fri., Jul. [...]

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    DSO goes "back in time" with three totally 80s concerts

    Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    NEW CONCERTS ADDED TO THE 2017-2018 SEASON: BACK TO THE FUTURE MOVIE SCREENING WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES, AND A NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH FEATURING THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON Tickets for all three events on sale now Detroit, (June 28, 2017) – This fall and winter, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will go “back in time” (h/t Huey Lewis) to the shoulder-padded, [...]

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    DSO and Music Director Leonard Slatkin depart for Asia Tour 2017 on July 11, performing eleven concerts in Japan and China

    Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Asia Tour 2017 marks DSO’s first international tour in 16 years; guest soloists include pianist Makoto Ozone and violinist Akiko Suwanai in Japan, and cellist Trey Lee in China Free Detroit send-off concert at Orchestra Hall on July 9 at 3 p.m. Follow the DSO on the road throughout July at #DSOAsia2017 Detroit, (June 27, 2017) – On Tuesday, July 11, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) departs on its historic [...]

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    Announcing the DSO’s 2018 William Davidson Neighborhood Series: subscriptions available now

    Published Friday, June 16, 2017

    William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series bring DSO performances to 7 Metro Detroit venues; four-concert subscriptions start at $75 Detroit, (June 16, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series brings the superior artistry of the DSO beyond the walls of Orchestra Hall. The Series allows fans to experience the DSO, guest conductors, and special performers in West [...]

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    DSO will conclude 2017 Neighborhood Concert Series with performances conducted by Paul Watkins

    Published Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Violinist Leila Josefowicz will be featured soloist Detroit, (June 15, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2017 William Davidson Neighborhood Series will conclude next week with three performances at venues across Metro Detroit. The concerts, conducted by Paul Watkins (Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival of Detroit), will include Haydn’s Symphony No. 102, Stravinsky’s [...]

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    DSO returns to Metro Detroit neighborhoods for concerts featuring conductor and violinist Andrés Cárdenes

    Published Monday, June 5, 2017

    Program includes music by Boccherini, Bach, and Haydn Detroit, (June 5, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2017 William Davidson Neighborhood Series continues next week with four performances of Boccherini’s Symphony No. 25, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 101, “The Clock.” The concerts will be conducted by Andrés Cárdenes, who [...]

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    DSO welcomes Ellis Hall, "Ambassador of Soul," for weekend of concerts at Orchestra Hall

    Published Monday, June 5, 2017

    Hall will perform hits by The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and more, backed by the DSO and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik Detroit, (June 6, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will share the stage with singer and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Hall for a weekend of concerts celebrating the best of soul, Motown, R&B, and funk: music by Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, [...]

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    Detroit Symphony Orchestra announces Social Progress Initiative, a new ongoing focus on its community impact

    Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    DSO brings together board members, administrators, musicians, and community members to look at the orchestra’s role in a changing Detroit and region Inclusion, Enrichment, and Expression: DSO will evaluate and improve programs based on upholding diversity, improving the quality of life of participants, and elevating artistic creativity New programs will include free entry-level instrumental instruction for elementary [...]

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    Electronic Musician Shigeto will return to The Cube for Mix @ The Max concert

    Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    June 7 performance takes place as Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts annual League of American Orchestras national conference Detroit, (May 30, 2017) – Electronic musician Zach Saginaw, who performs under the name Shigeto, will return to the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center with a live ensemble for a one night-only Mix @ The Max concert on Wednesday, [...]

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