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Orchestra

$10 Tickets for America's Veterans, Active Military, & Their Families

Made Possible With a Grant From:   FCA Foundation


Select a performance from the following list, click through for tickets and enter Promo Code HEROES1819

Friday Night PNC Pops

DANCING IN THE STREET: A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8 PM

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
This concert is not affiliated or associated with Motown Records.

It was the music made in Detroit that called out as an invitation across the nation. Celebrate Motown and artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, and The Temptations with a program of smash hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Dancing in the Street,” “My Girl,” and more.


CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8 PM

Sean O’Loughlin, conductor

Back by popular demand, it’s Cirque de la Symphonie! Orchestra Hall will once again be the setting for aerial acrobats, astonishing feats, contortionists, strong men, jugglers, and more, choreographed to live music performed by the DSO.


HEROES & VILLAINS

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 8 PM

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

From Superman to Batman, Robin Hood to Zorro, or King Kong to Jaws: in film, every noble hero and evil villain has the same trusty sidekick. Great music! Featuring hits from the golden age of cinema to today’s blockbusters, enjoy the breathtaking scores that have brought timeless characters to life.

THE BIG 80s

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8 PM

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Nicole Parker, vocalist
Aaron Finley, vocalist

We’re like totally celebrating one of the most decadent decades of music — the 80s! Relive soft rock and glam metal hits from icons like George Michael, Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, Mr. Mister, and more. It’s time to break out your Swatch watch, tease up your hair, and enjoy some bodacious music!

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REVOLUTION: THE BEATLES SYMPHONIC EXPERIENCE

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8 PM

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

REVOLUTION is a symphonic journey through the history of The Beatles at Abbey Road told through the Fab Four’s #1 Hits and Jeff Tyzik’s restorative arrangements of the original recordings for singers and orchestra.

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THE WONDERFUL MUSIC OF OZ

Friday, June 14, 2019 at 8 PM
& Sunday, June 16 at 3 PM

Andrés Franco, conductor
Scott Coulter, vocalist & host
Kelli Rabke, vocalistBlaine Krauss, vocalist
John Boswell, piano & vocalist

Defy gravity and follow the yellow brick road on a musical journey over the rainbow. From WICKED to Elton John, relive the music inspired by Frank Baum’s classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in one magical concert event.

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Weekend Classical

THE FIREBIRD

Friday, October 19 at 10:45 AM

Fabien Gabel, conductor
Hunter Eberly, trumpet

TCHAIKOVSKY The Tempest
TOMASI Concerto for Trumpet
STRAVINSKY Song of the Nightingale
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919)


EMANUEL AX PLAYS BEETHOVEN

Friday, November 9 at 10:45 AM

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
ANDREW NORMAN Play


TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 4

Friday, November 16 at 10:45 AM

John Storgårds, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin

ANTHEIL Over the Plains
DANÍEL BJARNASON Violin Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4


BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

Friday, December 7 at 10:45 AM

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

BRAHMS Concerto for Violin
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5


STRAUSS: DER ROSENKAVALIER

Friday, December 14 at 10:45 AM

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

J. STRAUSS Overture to Die Fledermaus
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
SCHUMANN Overture to Manfred
R. STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


AMERICAN PANORAMA

Friday, February 8 at 10:45 AM

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Wei Yu, cello

GOULD  Star Spangled Overture
JOAN TOWER Sequoia
BERNSTEIN Three Meditations from Mass
THOMSON Suite from The Plow that Broke the Plains
GROFÉ Grand Canyon Suite


APPALACHIAN SPRING

Friday, February 15 at 10:45 AM

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

CINDY MCTEE Adagio for String Orchestra
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety”
BARBER Adagio for Strings
COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring

CLASSICAL ROOTS

Friday, March 8 at 10:45 AM

André Raphel, conductor

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual celebration of African-American contributions to classical music.


SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO

Friday, March 22 at 10:45 AM

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Simone Lamsma, violin

SIBELIUS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5


BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 4

Friday, April 12 at 10:45 AM

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano

SEBASTIAN CURRIER  Divisions
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

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TCHAIKOVSKY’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

Friday, May 3 at 10:45 AM
& Sunday, May 5 at 3 PM

Ben Glassberg, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

WALTON Suite from Henry V
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 2
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

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NAGANO CONDUCTS BRUCKNER

Friday, May 24 at 8 PM
& Saturday, May 25 at 8 PM

Kent Nagano, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano

PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3

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BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4

Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 PM
& Friday, May 31 at 10:45 AM
& Saturday, June 1 at 8 PM

Simone Young, conductor
Karl Pituch, horn
Johanna Yarbrough, horn

WEBERN  Passacaglia
HAYDN Concerto for Two Horns
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

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W.D. Neighborhood Concert Series

SCHUBERT AND BLUE DANUBE

Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 PM
& Friday, March 29 at 8 PM

David Danzmayr, conductor
Blake Pouliot, violin

WEBERN Langsamer Satz, arr. Schwarz
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
J. STRAUSS, JR. On the Beautiful Blue Danube

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BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 8

Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 PM
& Friday, May 10 at 8 PM

Kensho Watanabe, conductor
William Hagen, violin

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

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MOZART'S GREAT G MINOR

Friday, May 17 at 8 PM

Daniel Blendulf, conductor
Ralph Skiano, clarinet
Robert Williams, bassoon

SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 2
R. STRAUSS Duet concertino
MOZART Symphony No. 40

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MOZART'S LITTLE G MINOR

Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
& Friday, June 28 at 8:00 PM

Gabor Takács-Nagy, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano

MOZART Symphony No. 25
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4

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HAYDN SYMPHONY NO. 97

Friday, July 19 at 8 PM

Gemma New, conductor
Hunter Eberly, trumpet

GRIEG Holberg Suite
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto
MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo: Chaconne and Pas seul
HAYDN Symphony No. 97

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