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Featured Events

Open air icon July 3-6 / 27th Annual Salute to America

Salute to America

At The Henry Ford Museum • map

Onsale through the Henry Ford Box Office. Red, white, and blue-festooned buildings, classic summer fare, fifes, drums, and fireflies are the backdrop for the region’s most robust expression of the Fourth of July — a quintessentially American concert punctuated by an extraordinary fireworks display.

Community goodwill fills Greenfield Village as picnic blankets and chairs are assembled for a joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band. An exuberant collection of songs, food, and fanfare connects families, friends, and neighbors to honor the great American experiment.

The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire and followed by a patriotic medley under a canopy of fireworks. Join us for this celebratory evening of high notes, from the first glance at Greenfield Village to the last sparkle in the sky.

Learn more about event details, ticket options, parking, and food and beverage policies at The Henry Ford website.
View the severe weather policy here.

For VIP tickets call 313.982.6001. For groups of 10 or more call 313.576.5130.

Open air icon July 12-13 / DSO at Ford House

Ford House

At Ford House • map

Join us for a Grosse Pointe tradition that celebrates summer with two magical evenings of music on the lakeside lawn of the enchanting Ford House estate. Two thrilling programs of pops music on Friday and classical music on Saturday are followed by a fireworks show accompanied by your Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Norman Huynh conducts the DSO both nights: it’s sci-fi movie music on Friday, and a celebratory 10th anniversary program of classical favorites on Saturday.

Learn more about event details, ticket options, parking, and food and beverage policies at the Ford House website.

General Admission and Premium tickets are available through the DSO Box Office. VIP tickets can be purchased from the Ford House website or by calling 313.884.4222.

Open Air icon July 27 / Summer Concert at Interlochen


At Kresge Auditorium • map

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 on the Interlochen website. The DSO will perform at Kresge Auditorium on the Interlochen campus as part of Interlochen Arts Festival. Matthias Pintscher will conduct the DSO in a program including Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”), Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (with soloist Joseph Moog), and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

Please visit the Interlochen website for ticket and event information.

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NH icon June 27, 28, & 30 / Neighborhood Series: Mozart’s Little G Minor

Mozart's G MinorThe 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series comes to three venues across Metro Detroit. Conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy leads the DSO and guest pianist Shai Wosner in a program including Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 (the “Little G minor) and Piano Concerto No. 21, plus Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

Thursday, June 27: Congregation Shaarey Zedek (Southfield)
Friday, June 28: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (Clinton Township)
Sunday, June 30: Seligman Performing Arts Center (Beverly Hills)




NH iconRush Hour Recital July 9 / Rush Hour Recital
on the Detroit Riverfront

FREE! Skip the rush hour commute and join the DSO at Cullen Plaza for a Rush Hour Recital, featuring chamber music performances from DSO musicians with the scenic Detroit Riverfront as the backdrop.

This is a free event made possible by the Stone Foundation.

At Cullen Plaza • map

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Max iconJaws in Concert July 10 / Jaws in Concert

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall…

The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score by composer John Williams, JAWS is an unforgettable film-with-live-orchestra experience!

Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police, a young marine biologist and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, JAWS remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

Now for the first time, audiences will have the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

In the words of Chief Brody, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

JAWS is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Joshua Gersen, conductor

At Orchestra Hall • map

Open air iconMusic of Queen July 14 / The Music of Queen at Meadow Brook

All ticket sales through Ticketmaster. Conducted by Brent Havens, the DSO will be joined by vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band to perform a symphony-laden tribute to legendary arena rockers Queen.

At Meadow Brook Amphitheatre • map




NH icon July 18-21 / Neighborhood Series: Haydn Symphony No. 97

Neighborhood PerformanceThe 2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series concludes with four concerts across Metro Detroit. Conductor Gemma New leads the DSO and featured soloist Hunter Eberly (DSO Principal Trumpet) in a program including Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and Symphony No. 97, and ballet music from Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Thursday, July 18: Berman Center for the Performing Arts (West Bloomfield)
Friday, July 19: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (Plymouth)
Saturday, July 20: Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church (Bloomfield Hills)
Sunday, July 21: Our Lady Star of the Sea (Grosse Pointe)



Max iconVideo Games Live July 23 / Video Games Live

Video Games Live™ is an award-winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced, and hosted by world-renowned game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, your DSO performs along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well-known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

At Orchestra Hall • map