Detroit, (July 6, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced its 2023 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series, marking the twelfth year of the concert series. From January through June 2023, the series will bring world-class DSO performances to seven venues in seven Metro Detroit communities.
Fans can experience the orchestra, guest conductors, and guest soloists in Southfield, Monroe, Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe. Subscription packages are on sale now, with four-concert packages starting at $100. Neighborhood Series subscribers also receive complimentary admission to DSO Chamber Recitals, which take place in Detroit and surrounding communities.
DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini will make his series debut, conducting music by Paganini and Tchaikovsky, and guest artists will include conductors Michael Balke, James Blachley, Francesco Lecce-Chong, Jayce Ogren, Katharina Wincor, and Lidiya Yankovskaya; saxophonist Timothy McAllister; conductor and violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky; soprano Laquita Mitchell; DSO Principal Flutist Hannah Hammel; violinists Giuseppe Gibboni, Tai Murray, and Hai-Xin Wu (DSO Assistant Concertmaster); and pianist Shai Wosner. Featuring repertoire curated especially for intimate venues, for both full orchestra and chamber orchestra, the William Davidson Neighborhood Series creates musical impact by connecting with audiences in their communities. See below for a list of all programs.
A series of DSO Chamber Recitals – free to all Neighborhood Series subscribers – features DSO musicians in a variety of settings in Detroit and across the entire metro area. Details on these programs will be announced later. In addition, DSO musicians regularly perform 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. WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the Series.
Neighborhood Series subscriptions can be purchased online at dso.org/neighborhood or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DSO SAFETY POLICIES: Masks are strongly recommended for all patrons attending events at The Max and other DSO venues. Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test for all guests is required upon entry for indoor events. Visit dso.org/safetyplan for the latest updates.
List of Dates and Venues
West Bloomfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Plymouth – Fridays at 8 p.m.
49555 N. Territorial Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Bloomfield Hills – Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church
1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Grosse Pointe – Sundays at 3 p.m.
Our Lady Star of the Sea
467 Fairford Rd.
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Southfield – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
Monroe – Fridays at 8 p.m.
La-Z-Boy Center – Meyer Theater
on the Monroe County Community College campus
1555 S. Raisinville Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161
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 48025
Subscription Package Information
William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased at dso.org/neighborhood or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Four-concert packages for Southfield, Monroe, 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
Program and artists subject to change
MOZART, MONTGOMERY, & MORE (chamber orchestra)
Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
Friday, January 6, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
Saturday, January 7, 2023 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe
Jayce Ogren, conductor
Timothy McAllister, saxophone
MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Strum
GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
SIBELIUS Valse triste
MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor
REINECKE FLUTE CONCERTO (full orchestra)
Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Monroe
Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills
Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor
Hannah Hammel, flute
Program to include:
REINECKE Flute Concerto, Op. 283
SINKOVSKY PLAYS BACH (chamber orchestra)
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe
Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor & violin
BACH Violin Concerto in G minor
SCHNITTKE Suite in the Old Style
TCHAIKOVKSY Serenade for Strings in C major
DVOŘÁK VIOLIN CONCERTO (full orchestra)
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Monroe
Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills
Michael Balke, conductor
Tai Murray, violin
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto in A minor
ERICH KORNGOLD Prelude and Serenade from “The Snowman”
FRANZ SCHREKER Romantic Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY & PAGANINI (full orchestra)
Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
Friday, May 12, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Monroe
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Giuseppe Gibboni, violin
BOTTESINI Overture to Il diavolo della notte
PAGANINI Violin Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Swan Lake
MENDELSSOHN’S “ITALIAN” SYMPHONY (chamber orchestra)
Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Grosse Pointe
Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills
Katharina Wincor, conductor
Hai-Xin Wu, violin
VIEUXTEMPS Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, "Italian"
BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO (full orchestra)
Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in Southfield
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Monroe
Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Beverly Hills
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano
MASON BATES Garages of the Valley
HINDEMITH Symphony: Mathis der Maler
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, "Emperor"
SUMMER SERENADE (chamber orchestra)
Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield
Friday, July 14, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Plymouth
Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 8 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 3 p.m. in Grosse Pointe
James Blachley, conductor
Laquita Mitchell, soprano
PERRY ARR. ZAHAB Prelude for Strings
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
SMYTH Serenade in D
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 organization. In January 2020, Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s next music director to commence with the 2020-2021 season. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while Oscar-nominated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. 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 PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrated 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 live radio broadcast of a concert and continues today with the groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series of free webcasts, 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.