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Announcing the DSO's 2020 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series: subscriptions available now

Series brings DSO to eight venues across Metro Detroit, including new venue in Monroe

Four-concert packages start at just $75

Detroit, (July 16, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced its 2020 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. From January through July 2020, the series will bring the artistry of the DSO beyond the walls of Orchestra Hall into eight surrounding communities. Fans can experience the orchestra, guest conductors, and guest soloists in Southfield, Clinton Township, Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, and in a new venue: the Meyer Theater in Monroe. 

Subscription packages are on sale now, with four-concert packages starting at $75. Neighborhood Series subscribers also receive complimentary admission to DSO Chamber Recitals, which take place in Detroit and surrounding communities, for the entirety of the 2019-2020 Season.

Each neighborhood hosts four performances throughout the season, with the exception of Clinton Township and Monroe, which feature two each. Two-concert packages for these neighborhoods are available, as well as four-concert packages that allow patrons to add two performances from any other neighborhood.

Subscriptions can be purchased online at dso.org/neighborhood, by phone at (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

See below for more information about available subscription packages.

Featuring repertoire programmed especially for the neighborhoods, the 2020 season marks the ninth year of the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. The Series is one of the many ways in which the DSO creates musical impact beyond Orchestra Hall, reaching new audiences and connecting with communities as it strives to be the most accessible orchestra on the planet.

Throughout Detroit and its surrounding areas, DSO musicians regularly perform in Chamber Recitals (free to all Neighborhood subscribers) and appear at schools, hospitals, senior living facilities, places of worship, parks, and other community gathering spaces.

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation.

Thanks to a generous grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US, the DSO welcomes military veterans, active military, and their families to access discounted tickets for performances in Southfield and Plymouth. The FCA Foundation and the DSO thank our veterans and active military members for their service.

WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the Series.

Renamed in 2014 in honor of philanthropist William Davidson, the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series brings even more opportunities for Metro Detroiters to experience the DSO close to home. In October 2017 the William Davidson Foundation made a $15 million gift of support to the DSO—one of the orchestra’s largest ever—including continued sponsorship of the Series.

List of Dates and Venues

Southfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Rd.
Southfield, MI 

West Bloomfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Berman Center for the Performing Arts
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield Township, MI

Monroe – Fridays at 8 p.m.
Meyer Theater
1555 S. Raisinville Rd.
Monroe, MI

Clinton Township – Fridays at 8 p.m.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 

Plymouth – Fridays at 8 p.m.
Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
47650 N. Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI

Please note: due to a scheduling conflict, the Friday, February 28 performance in Plymouth will take place at Plymouth First United Methodist Church (45201 N. Territorial Road)

Bloomfield Hills – Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church
1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Grosse Pointe – Sundays at 3 p.m.
Our Lady Star of the Sea
467 Fairford Rd.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Beverly Hills – Sundays at 3 p.m.
Seligman Performing Arts Center
on the Detroit Country Day School campus
22305 W. 13 Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI

2020 Season Highlights

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series invites top talent from the international music scene to perform with the DSO in intimate settings close to patrons’ homes. Guest artists in the 2020 Season include conductors Mei-Ann Chen, Jonathon Heyward, Eduardo Strausser, Elena Schwarz, and more; cellists Sterling Elliott, Pablo Ferrández, and Andrei Ioniță; pianist Eric Lu; and conductor/violinist/countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, among others.

DSO musicians will also be featured soloists on two programs: Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 2 March 19, 20, and 22; and Assistant Principal Bassoon Michael Ke Ma will perform Rossini’s Bassoon Concerto May 14-17.

Beloved works from the repertoire like Bizet’s Carmen, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D minor complement lesser-heard masterpieces like Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony (Op. 73A), Franck’s Symphony in D Minor, Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, and selected Handel arias.

See below or visit dso.org/neighborhood for complete concert listings.

Subscription Package Information

William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased at dso.org/neighborhood, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

A donation of $25 or more to the DSO Annual Fund waives subscription fees.

Four-concert packages for Southfield cost $75.

Two-concert packages for Clinton Township and Monroe cost $50. Four-concert packages for these venues are also available for $90; in addition to the two concerts at the respective venue, packages include two concerts at any other venue(s) of a patron’s choosing.

Four-concert packages for Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe cost $100.

Tickets to all venues are general admission; however, Preferred Packages including priority reserved seating are available for Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Hills for  $200.

Complete Concert Listings

BIZET’S CARMEN
            Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
            Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township
            Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

            Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
           
Sterling Elliott, cello

            Bizet: Suite No. 1 from Carmen
            Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor
            Franck: Symphony in D minor

HANDEL’S “WATER MUSIC”
            Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
            Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
            Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
            Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

            Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor/violin/countertenor

            Handel: “Water Music” Suite No. 1 in F major
            Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D minor, RV 242
            J.C. Bach: Symphony in G minor
            Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D major, RV 562a, “Per la sollenità di San Lorenzo”
            Handel: Selected arias

PIAZZOLLA’S THE FOUR SEASONS OF BUENOS AIRES
            Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
            Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
            Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
            Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe   

Please note: due to a scheduling conflict, the Friday, February 28 performance in Plymouth will take place at Plymouth First United Methodist Church (45201 N. Territorial Road)

Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin

Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 73A

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
            Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
            Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Clinton Township
            Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

            Kahchun Wong, conductor
            Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin

            Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2
            Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

BRAHMS’ SECOND SYMPHONY
            Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
            Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Monroe
            Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Eduardo Strausser, conductor
Eric Lu, piano

Schubert: Overture to “The Magic Harp”
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

BEETHOVEN’S FIRST
            Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
            Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
            Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
            Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Jonathon Heyward, conductor
Michael Ma, bassoon

Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Rossini: Bassoon Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” SYMPHONY
            Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
            Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Monroe
            Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills

Kerem Hasan, conductor
Pablo Ferrández, cello

Kodály: Dances of Galánta
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

STRAVINSKY & HAYDN: NEO/CLASSICAL
            Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
            Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
            Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
            Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe

Elena Schwarz, conductor
Andrei Ioniță, cello

            Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2
            Stravinsky: Suite from Pulcinella

About the DSO

The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who recently concluded an acclaimed decade-long tenure at the helm, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate, endowed by the Kresge Foundation. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall will celebrate its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in seven metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication 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. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.

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Public Relations Coordinator
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