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From a festival @ the Max, to concerts in your neighborhood, and everyone's favorite Salute to America — spend your summer with the DSO!

 August 14 / Derrick May and the DSO

The DSO returns to Chene Park for a special collaboration on Detroit's majestic water front. Concert details will be revealed soon. Stay tuned for more details!

August 14 @ 8 PM  / GET TICKETS

at Chene Park map

 August 27 / Mix @ The Max: Lily & Madeleine*

These dynamic performers uphold a breathtaking folk sound, graced by charming harmonies. When the two sisters come together in ecstatic and seamless "blood harmony," it is a sound that continues to haunt long after the songs are sung, leaving an electrical charge behind like a sparkling tracer int he air. Still equally distinctive as soloists, Lily's warm, smoky alto is the counterpoint to Madeleine's crystalline, bell-like soprano.

Lily Jurkiewicz, guitar
Madeleine Jurkiewicz, piano

 August 27 at 7 PMGET TICKETS 


 June 2 - 4 / A Musical Tale of Two Cities: Motown Meets the Big Easy

This three-day festival explores Detroit and New Orleans through performance and cultural exchanges, focusing on how these two cities have used their legacy of unique musical and artistic culture to heal and renew themselves after economic and natural disaster.

To learn more about the festival and for a comprehensive list of events CLICK HERE

 June 6 / Heroes Gala Honoring the Davidson/Gerson Family

On Saturday, June 6 the DSO will honor the Davidson/Gerson family at the fifth annual Heroes Gala Dinner. The celebration will include a gourmet dinner, DSO concert, dessert reception, late-night dancing, and other special activities all taking place at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

To learn more about the Heroes Gala CLICK HERE 

 June 10 / Dark Side of the Moon: The Music of Pink Floyd

The rock. The sound. The music of Pink Floyd. Zebra's Randy Jackson, a rock band and the full sonic force of the Detroit Symphony, perform the Music of Pink Floyd. The biggets hits from one of rock's most powerful super-groups. "Comfortably Numb," "Us and Them," and more!

 June 12 - 14 / Gershwin's Porgy & Bess

Jeff Tyzik leads the very best of George Gershwin with the Detroit Symphony. Hear the most glorious moments and magnificent melodies from the heart of Porgy and Bess.

Jeff Tyzikconductor
Kevin Deasbaritone
Janice Chandler-Etemesoprano
Wayne State University Choruschorus 

 June 19 / Mendelssohn & Shostakovich DSO Piano Trio

DSO musicians take center stage in an intimate evening of chamber music.

Laurie Landers Goldmanviolin
David LeDouxcello
Zhihua Tangpiano

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
AACHRON Hebrew Melody, Op. 33 

 June 25 - 28 / Dvorák & Grieg

Brazilian-born conductor Marcelo Lehninger will lead a program featuring Dvorak's cheery Symphony No. 8 and young American pianist Andrew von Oeyen will perform Grieg's only piano concerto on this program that begins with Beethoven's iconic Coriolan Overture.

Marcelo Lehningerconductor
Andrew von Oeyenpiano

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor
DVORÁK Symphony No. 8 

 July 1 - 4 / Salute to America

Join us for our 23rd Annual Salute to America featuring the DSO and the United States Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus! Nowhere in American can you find a Fourth of July event quite so spectacular. Blissful midsummer evenings in Greenfield Village, scrumptious picnic meals and beverages, and a dazzling musical program of patriotic favorites — all topped off with a breathtaking fireworks display!

 July 7 / Mix @ The Max: Band 2 
       feat. The Rolling Stones touring members*

The Rolling Stones touring members take center stage for an unforgettable live performance of tracks from saxophonist Tim Ries' critically acclaimed album The Rolling Stones Project. Tim and his fellow tour members recreate these distinctive arrangements that breathe Jazz life into everyone's favorite Rolling Stones rock tunes for a special once-in-a-lifetime experience you won't want to miss!

Bernard Fowlervocals
Darryl Jonesbass
Tim Riessaxophone and piano 

 July 10 & 11 / DSO at Ford House

Celebrate summer with a magical evening of music on the lakeside lawn of the enchanting estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford featuring your Detroit Symphony Orchestra!

Friday, July 10 — Broadway and Beyond

An bewitching evening with the DSO and Broadway sensation Ashley Brown filled with classic hits by Bernstein, Gershwin, and Cole Porter alongside contemporary favorites like Mary Poppins and Wicked.

Damon Guptonconductor
Ashley Brownvocals

Saturday, July 11 — A Night at the Movies

Classical symphonic spectaculars immortalized in film! The DSO and Detroit-native vocalist Kisma Jordan lead you on a trip down cinematic memory lane with Mozart, Puccini, Strauss, and more. Magical music under the stars, perfect for picnics with family and friends!

Damon Guptonconductor
Kisma Jordanvocals 

 July 12 / DSO @ Meadowbrook: The Music of Star Wars

The DSO takes you to a galaxy far, far away with a special performance of The Music of Star Wars at Meadow Brook Music Festival! From Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope to the ominous "The Imperial March" associated with Darth Vader, fans will rekindle memories of their favorite scenes as well as recurring, individual themes and battles that took place throughout the Star Wars saga films.

Michelle Merrillconductor

 July 12 / Concert of Colors*

A string quartet from the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix on behalf of the Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue at Concert of Colors

 July 16 - 19 / Mozart and Vivaldi

Grammy nominated violinist and conductor Andrés Cardenes will lead the DSO in a program featuring Mozart's final symphony, No. 41, "Jupiter." Following Russini's Overture to La Scala di seta, Cardenes will perform Vivaldi's Violin Concertos from La Stravaganza.

Andrés Cárdenesconductor and violin

ROSSINI Overture to La scala di seta
VIVALDI Violin Concertos from La Stravaganza
MOZART Symphony No. 41 

 August 6 / City of Detroit Sister City Initiative*

In partnership with the City of Detroit Sister City Initiative the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform a joint performance with the Toyota Junior Orchestra from Toyota City, Japan. This is in celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the relationship between the City of Detroit, USA and Toyota City, Japan and will be internationally webcast.

*Please Note: The DSO does not appear on these performances.