<December 2015>


2015-16 Tiny Tots and Young People's
Family Concerts just announced!

Renew your Family series or become a new subscriber by calling the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office at 313.576.5111.

Macy's Super Saturdays

Macy's Super Saturdays are an engaging musical experience for the whole family! Sart the day with the Tiny Tots concert in the Music Box followed by engaging activities on all three levels of the Max M. Fisher Music Center. The day culminates with a full orchestra concert for families in Orchestra Hall.

Tiny Tots (ages 2 - 6)

Hear fun, imaginative, and interactive performances designed for children ages 2-6. Enjoy up-close and personal performances in the DSO's Music Box as audiences sing, dance, and enjoy a morning full of musical fun . . . all before naptime!

Young People's Family Concerts (ages 6+)

Young People's Family Concerts are an exciting introduction to classical music, often including dance, theater, storytelling, and video technology. Get to know the DSO and discover all that the orchestra can do! Young People's Concerts have introduced generations of children to classical music, a friendship that lasts a lifetime. 

2015-16 Season Family Concerts

Renew your Tiny Tots or Young People's Family Concert subscription or become a new subscriber today by calling
the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office at 313.576.5111!

Select a date to view programs:


10 am / Tiny Tots

Rock O' Ween with Candy Band

Come and listen as the four metro Detroit moms of Candy Band play children’s songs with a rock twist. Nursery rhymes will never be the same again! Don’t forget to wear your favorite Halloween costume!

11 am / Young People's Family Concerts

Halloween Spooktacular!

Grab your favorite costume, join us for some symphonic tricks and treats and spooky surprises, and welcome Assistant Conductor Michelle Merrill as we begin another great YPFC season at the DSO! Let your imaginations run wild as we explore the music of princesses, pirates, and superheroes at this ever popular Halloween concert. It’s guaranteed fun for the entire family!


10 am / Tiny Tots

Gratitude Steel Band

Pack your bags and get ready to head to the sunny Caribbean for a holiday concert with island flair. This rhythm-driven steel band will transport you to the tropics with their blend of steel drum classics, salsa, soca and contemporary music. You won’t be able to sit still through this upbeat performance!

11 am / Young People's Family Concerts

Santa's Little Helpers

‘Tis the season for everyone’s favorite holiday music!  We’ll celebrate this magical season with selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, festive carols, a sing-a-long with the Detroit Children’s Choir, and a surprise visit from jolly Old Saint Nick! It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the DSO!


10 am / Tiny Tots

Gemini Presents "Good Mischief"

Twin-brother musicians Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits feature rousing sing-alongs, hand motion tunes, and original, sparkling songs about the everyday experiences of childhood and growing up. Kids and adults will all love this dynamic show!

11 am / Young People's Family Concerts

Wild Wild West

All aboard the DSO express...we’re headed on a tour of the American West! Poet and actor Frank Oden will join the DSO for this musical exploration to include great works by American composers John Williams, Aaron Copland and more!

10 am / Tiny Tots

Sean Dobbins and Friends

Back by popular demand, Sean Dobbins and friends return to the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss! There is fun to be done as we explore the rhyming and rhythm of Dr. Seuss through the world of jazz music.

11 am / Young People's Family Concerts

Presenting Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches

Music by Lorenzo Palomo, Text by Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Are you a Star-Belly Sneetch or a Plain-Belly Sneetch? The timeless favorite comes alive in this musical production with a full orchestra, narrator, images projected above the stage and much more. It’s sure to be a hit with children of all ages!