<November 2018>


This holiday season at the DSO: family fun, Home Alone, and Under the Streetlamp

Six “Home for the Holidays” concerts with the DSO in one weekend

Fourth annual screening of Home Alone with live performance of score by the DSO

Vocal group Under the Streetlamp will present “Hip to the Holidays”

Detroit, (Dec. 5, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) heads towards the holidays with world-class and family-friendly programming to reflect the spirit of the season.

Home for the Holidays, Detroit’s favorite and bestselling holiday tradition, returns to Orchestra Hall for six performances under the baton of Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. The PNC Pops Series concerts will feature carols, classics, and a visit from Santa Claus, as well as vocalist Denzal Sinclaire, Grosse Pointe South High School Choirs, and Bloomfield Hills High School Chamber Choir and The Jills.

Home for the Holidays performances will take place Friday, December 15 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, December 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Home Alone in Concert is a screening of the beloved Christopher Columbus / John Hughes film in historic Orchestra Hall, with the DSO playing John Williams’ Oscar-nominated score live in concert. Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct.

Home Alone with the DSO will take place Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

And vocal quartet Under the Streetlamp returns to Orchestra Hall for Hip to the Holidays, a celebration of American Radio Songbook holiday tunes, like “I'll be Home for Christmas,” “Run Run Rudolph,” and more. Please note: the DSO does not appear on this performance.

Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays takes place Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m.

All performances take place at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Thanks to the generous support of PNC Bank, the DSO’s pops programming has a new title: the PNC Pops Series. “PNC has a long history of support for the DSO and many other vital arts and culture organizations in the region,” said Ric DeVore, PNC regional president for Detroit and Southeast Michigan. “At PNC, we recognize that access to quality arts experiences enriches lives and builds stronger and more vibrant communities.”

Additional support for the PNC Pops Series is provided by Masco Corporation Foundation and Greektown Casino-Hotel.


Ticket Information

Tickets for all three programs are available at dso.org, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit).

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 30% on the price of a single ticket for most DSO concerts. For more information, contact Group Sales Manager Jim Sabatella at (313) 576-5130 or jsabatella@dso.org.

About the DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with high profile artists from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. In July 2017, the DSO embarked on its first international tour in 16 years, making its debut in China and first visit to Japan in 19 years. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.


For Press Inquiries, please contact:

Ben Breuninger
Public Relations Coordinator
bbreuninger@dso.org | 313.576.5196