<May 2015>

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

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 2 @ 7 PM / Mix @ The Max: Bourbon Street Dance Party* GET TICKETS

June 3 @ 6 PM / Film Screening & Panel Discussion* RESERVE TICKETS


 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. Fisher Music Center.

To learn more about the Heroes Gala CLICK HERE 

June 6  / 2015 Heroes Gala GET TICKETS

 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 10 @ 7:30 PM / GET TICKETS

 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 Tyzik, conductor
Kevin Deas, baritone
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Wayne State University Chorus, chorus 

June 12 @ 10:45 AM / GET TICKETS

June 12 @ 8 PM / GET TICKETS

June 13 @ 8 PM / GET TICKETS


 June 19 / An Evening of Chamber Music

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

June 19 @ 7 PM  / GET TICKETS

at Sacred Heart Catholic Church map
in Dearborn 

 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 Lehninger, conductor
Andrew von Oeyen, piano

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

June 25 @ 7:30 PM / GET TICKETS

at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
in Southfield map 

June 26 @ 8 PM / GET TICKETS

at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts 
in Macomb map

June 28 @ 3 PM / GET TICKETS

at Seligman Performing Arts Center 
in Beverly Hills map 

 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 1 @ 6 PM / GET TICKETS

July 2 @ 6 PM / GET TICKETS

July 3 @ 6 PM / GET TICKETS

July 4 @ 6 PM / GET TICKETS

at The Henry Ford's Greenfield Village map

View Event FAQ and Cancellation Policy (PDF)

 July 9 / Mix @ The Max: Throwback Thursday

It's #throwbackthursday when Teddy Abrams returns to The Max for a special Mix featuring vintage classics with Broadway sensation Ashley Brown!

Teddy Abrams, piano
Ashley Brown, vocals 

July 9 @ 7 PM / GET TICKETS

 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 conducted by former DSO assistant conductor Teddy Abrams!

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.

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Ashley Brown, vocals 

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!

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Kisma Jordan, vocals 

July 10 @ 6 PM  / GET TICKETS

July 11 @ 6 PM / GET TICKETS

at The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House map

View Event FAQ and Cancellation Policy (PDF) 

 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 12 @ 8 PM / FREE and open to the public

 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 Cárdenes, conductor and violin

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

July 16 @ 7:30 PM / GET TICKETS

at Berman Center for the Performing Arts 
in West Bloomfield map

July 17 @ 8 PM / GET TICKETS

at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill 
in Canton map

July 18 @ 8 PM / GET TICKETS

at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church
in Bloomfield Hills map 

July 19 @ 3 PM / GET TICKETS

at Our Lady Star of the Sea
in Grosse Pointe map

 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.

August 6 @ 7:30 PM / RESERVE TICKETS

 August 14 / DSO at Chene Park

The DSO returns to Chene Park for a special collaboration on Detroit's majestic water front. Concert details will be revealed and tickets will go on sale on May 1. Stay tuned for more details!

August 14 @ 8 PM  / Tickets not yet available

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 @ 7 PM / GET TICKETS

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