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Explore fantastic programs in Orchestra Hall, in your Neighborhood, and family concerts in the great outdoors — including our annual Salute to America at Greenfield Village, DSO @ Ford House, and our return to Metroparks!

 


 

Our Summer Lineup

                     
 
 Concerts @ The Max M.
  Fisher Music Center
          

  Neighborhood Concert Series       

  Open-Air Concerts  
               

 

 

July 24 / Joshua Bell @ Meadow Brook

Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Meadow Brook Music Festival map
480 South Adams Rd, Rochester


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Superstar violinist Joshua Bell joins the DSO in its long-awaited return to Meadow Brook Music Festival, presented by the Oakland University Credit Union. This special performance commemorates the anniversary of the orchestra’s first performance there 50 years ago, when the venue was built as the DSO’s summer home in 1964.  

Michael Stern, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
RAVEL Tzigane
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919 version)
KODALY Dances of Galanta
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1

 

 

 

 

Past Events

June 21 / DSO @ Stony Creek Metropark

Saturday, June 21 at 8:30 pm
(Grounds open at 6 pm; Fireworks at 10 pm)

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT

Stony Creek Metropark map
4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township

General Admission Lawn Seating
Adult – $20 • Youth (ages 5-12)  – $12
Lawn seating only. We recommend you bring folding chairs or lawn blankets. 

Premium Seating
Adult – $50 • Youth (all ages) – $50
Includes chair in VIP Section and closer parking. 

View Event FAQ and Cancellation Policy (PDF)

Kick off your summer with the DSO as the orchestra makes its long-awaited return to Stony Creek Metropark for a scenic lakeside concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display!

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Kimberly Kennedy Kaloyanides, violin 

Program to include:
BERNSTEIN  Overture from West Side Story
COPLAND  An Outdoor Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY  Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
DVORÁK  Carnival Overture
SAINT-SAËNS  Havanaise
J. STRAUSS II  On the Beautiful Blue Danube
JOHN WILLIAMS Overture from The Cowboys

 

June 24 / Mix @ The Max: Eastern Bloc Party

Tuesday, June 24 at 7 pm
The Music Box

General admission; $15 advance tickets ($25 at the door); $49 VIP reserved seating with complimentary beverage

 

Groundbreaking clarinetist David Krakauer has taken his art beyond traditional virtuosity and made it his mission to transform the music of his Eastern European Jewish heritage into a uniquely contemporary sound. Joined by a DSO string quartet and the talented young James Simonson on bass, David fuses new music, improv, folk, and funk to create a feverish, high energy, and truly original program.

Note: The DSO does not appear in this performance

 June 26 & 29 / Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, June 26 at 7:30 pm


Congregation Shaarey Zedek map
27375 Bell Rd, Southfield


 

Sunday, June 29 at 3 pm

Seligman Performing Arts Center map
at Detroit Country Day Upper School
22305 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills

JoAnn Fallettaconductor
David Krakauerclarinet

DEBUSSY  Petite Suite
GEORGE TSONTAKIS  Anasa: Concerto for Clarinet
PROKOFIEV  Romeo and Juliet

 

 June 27 / DSO @ Pease Auditorium

Friday, June 27 at 8 pm


EMU Pease Auditorium map

Acclaimed American conductor JoAnn Falletta will lead the DSO in a special performance celebrating the centenary of Eastern Michigan University's Pease Auditorium, where the DSO also played one of the venue's very first concerts in 1914. 

General Admission Seating
Adults – $25 • Students/Children - $10 

 

JoAnn Fallettaconductor
David Krakauerclarinet

DEBUSSY  Petite Suite
GEORGE TSONTAKIS  Anasa: Concerto for Clarinet
PROKOFIEV  Romeo and Juliet

 June 30 / Om @ The Max

Monday, June 30 at 6 pm
The Music Box

General admission; $25  

 

Yoga Shelter instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan Allen leads a group yoga session during a tranquil and inspiring Detroit Symphony Orchestra chamber music performance. Stick around after your practice to recharge with delicious food and unique blends from a fully stocked juice bar.


 


 

July 2 - 5 / Salute to America!

Wednesday, July 2 at 8:30 pm
Thursday, July 3 at 8:30 pm
Friday, July 4 at 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 pm
(Grounds open at 6 pm; Fireworks at 10 pm)


A Classic Independence Day celebration at The Henry Ford's Greenfield Village map
The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn

View Event FAQ and Cancelation Policy (PDF)

Join us and celebrate 22 years of partnership with Greenfield Village, joined this year by the United States Army Field Band! Nowhere in America can you find a Fourth of July event quite so spectacular. Blissful midsummer evenings in Greenfield Village, scrumptious picnic meals and beverages from our concert menu, and a dazzling musical program of patriotic favorites, all topped off with a breathtaking fireworks display.

Robert Bernhardt, conductor
The United States Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus

 

 

 July 10 / Indigo Girls with the DSO

Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 pm


Max M. Fisher Music Center
Orchestra Hall

3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the Indigo Girls, music's emotionally charged Grammy winning folk duo. Don't miss them in a rare, powerful performance with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. "Galileo," "Love of Our Lives," and many more iconic hits!

Christopher Confessoreconductor

 

 

July 11 & 12 / DSO @ Ford House  (2 programs!)


Friday, July 11 at 8 pm
(Grounds open at 6 pm; fireworks at 9:30 pm) 

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House map
1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores


 

Saturday, July 12 at 8 pm
(Grounds open at 6 pm; fireworks at 9:30 pm) 

Tickets for this concert will be available at the gate. General Admission seats are $25 for Adults; $15 for Children (ages 5-12).

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House map
1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores

View Event FAQ and Cancelation Policy (PDF)

General Admission Lawn Seating
Adult – $20 • Youth (5 - 12 years) – $12
Lawn seating only. We recommend you bring folding chairs or lawn blankets.

Premium Seating
Adult – $50 • Youth (5 - 12 years) – $50
Includes chair in VIP Section, reserved parking and a shuttle to the concert area. 

VIP Experience
All VIP Tickets – $175 (advance purchase only)
Includes valet parking, gourmet picnic dinner, access to the house, and reserved seating in VIP section with chairs available. To purchase VIP tickets please contact the Ford House at 313.884.4222. 

Friday Program

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Dee Daniels, vocalist

"A Night Out with the Boys" — Featuring the music of "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and more!

Get ready for an “unforgettable” evening as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned jazz vocalist Dee Daniels pay tribute to three of the greatest gentlemen of song – Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder. Snap your fingers and tap your feet to “Route 66,” “Fly Me to The Moon,” “Superstition,” and many more hits by these icons!

Saturday Program

Courtney Lewis, conductor
Hai-Xin Wu, violin

"Symphonic Fireworks"

Symphonic spectaculars from around the globe! Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Dvořák, Grieg, Elgar and America's own Samuel Barber. The Orchestra's Hai-Xin Wu plays Massenet's haunting Meditation from Thais. Magical music under the stars, perfect for picnics with family and friends!

 

 

July 13 / FREE Concert of Colors

Sunday, July 13 at 3:30 pm
Orchestra Hall

FREE EVENT!


 

 The DSO will perform with special guest Thornetta Davis and the Thornetta Davis Band in Orchestra Hall as part of the 22nd Annual Concert of Colors, Detroit’s free annual diversity music festival. The program, conducted by John McLaughlin Williams will also feature a selection composed by the conductor, Duke Ellington and Moncayo’s Huapango.

 

 

July 17 - 20 / Mozart & Schubert

Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 pm


Berman Cerman for the Performing Arts map
6600 W Maple Road, West Bloomfield Twp.


 

Friday, July 18 at 10:45 am


Ford Community & Performing Arts Center map
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn


 

Saturday, July 19 at 8 pm


Kirk in the Hills map
1340 W Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills


 

Sunday, July 20 at 3 pm


Grosse Pointe Memorial Church map
16 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Hunter Eberly, trumpet

ROSSINI  Overture to The Italian in Algiers
MOZART  Divertimento, K. 136
TELEMANN  Trumpet Concerto
SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 5

 

 

July 22 / Mix @ The Max: The Future of Folk

Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm
The Music Box

General admission; $15 advance tickets ($25 at the door); $50 VIP reserved seating with complimentary beverage

 

Acclaimed violinist Jeremy Kittel curates an unforgettable evening of genre-bending repertoire with the brightest up-and-coming stars in folk, jazz and classical music.  The all-star cast includes some of the industry’s freshest faces: vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, Grammy-nominated guitarist Julian Lage, Punch Brothers bassist Paul Kowert and DSO Assistant Conductor Teddy Abrams on piano. 

Note: The DSO does not appear in this performance.