Using an arrangement of the central theme in Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” from The Planets — put together by composer and DSO cellist Jeremy Crosmer with lyrics by Meaghan Heinrich — the DSO invites the Detroit community to join DSO musicians on their own virtual stages. The final video presentation will blend these voices together to form one cohesive sound. From now until July 13th, submit a video to be included in a virtual ensemble of all ages and skill levels.

Here’s how you can participate:

• Click here to find and download the part for your instrument or voice, plus a reference track to listen to while you record your part.

Instrumentalists, you may elect to play from the same part that DSO Musicians would use to perform on Orchestra Hall stage, or you may elect to use a simplified version of the part for less of a challenge. Note: For those playing along with original orchestra parts, the entrance is right on the Allegro maestoso!

Vocalists, you’re covered too! If you know your vocal range already, select either the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass part from the vocal score. If you don’t know your vocal range, don’t worry. There is a part for you to perform the melody only.

• Read these helpful tips if you are recording on a mobile device.

• Record a video of yourself performing along with our musicians (remember to use headphones, and please record the clap as well!).

• Upload your video here. Be sure to submit your video by July 13th!

Stay tuned to this page and DSO Social Media channels for updates about the project and when the video will premiere. In the meantime, be well, be safe, and #keepthemusicplaying!

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