Classical, Pops, Jazz & more! Make Orchestra Hall your home this Holiday Season!


2013 Holiday Concerts


Monday, December 2 at 7:30 pm / DSO Presents

Vienna Boys Choir

The angelic and exquisite voices of the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir return to Detroit to sing traditional songs from Germany and Austria plus holiday favorites and music from around the world. Please note: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra does not appear on this program.



Sunday, December 8 at 4 pm / Paradise Jazz

Patti's Swinging Christmas: A Trubute to Ella and Duke

Celebrate the holiday season with Grammy Award winning vocalist Patti Austin as she pays homage to jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. All your enduring Ellington favorites, holiday hits, and more! 



Saturday, December 14 at 8 pm / DSO Presents

Handel's Messiah

A musical rite of the Christmas season, hearing Handel’s Messiah, live, should be on everyone’s wish list this year.



Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm / DSO Presents

Michael W. Smith: A Very Special Christmas

Michael W. Smith joins DSO Civic Youth Ensembles students side-by-side with members of the DSO for a special holiday performance that is sure to make spirits soar. Inspiring and entertaining hits of pop and worship by the superstar Michael W. Smith are rich in melodies, emotional range, and musical twists. Share the season with family and friends as Michael W. Smith brings special memories to the Holidays at the DSO.



Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 pm / POPS

A Rocky Mountain Christmas: A Tribute to John Denver

John Denver's songs could reach to the highest mountain. And touch the depth of the heart. Be there for “A Rocky Mountain Christmas", Jim Curry's heartwarming tribute to John Denver – with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In his wonderful re-creation, live, in-concert, Jim Curry brings back the John Denver memories. 



December 20 - 22 / POPS

Home for the Holidays

Be there for Detroit's favorite holiday musical tradition. Share it with family and friends, and marvel in the spectacle of the season. It's a sparkling holiday celebration. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!