DSO celebrates film classics with "John Williams Favorites" (March 3) and "Disney In Concert: A Dream Is A Wish" (May 5)

- Tickets for both concerts on sale now

Detroit, (February 5, 2020) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will share classic film moments with audiences at two one-night-only concerts: John Williams Favorites in March and DISNEY IN CONCERT A Dream is a Wish in May.

The music of John Williams has transported us to new worlds beyond our imagination. Be there as conductor Lawrence Loh leads the DSO in John Williams favorites with music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and more.

John Williams Favorites takes place Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.

DISNEY IN CONCERT A Dream is a Wish transports audiences into the musical world of classic and contemporary Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true. Join us as we awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, and two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship. The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin and more, are told through the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage and sweeping orchestral scores performed by the DSO and conducted by Lawrence Loh. The magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again and reminds us anew that anything is possible, “…if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”

DISNEY IN CONCERT A Dream is a Wish takes place Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.

Tickets for both concerts are on sale now. See below for complete ticketing information.

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About Lawrence Loh

Lawrence Loh is the inaugural music director of Symphoria (Syracuse, NY) and recently-appointed music director of the West Virginia Symphony. He concluded his 12-year tenure as music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic in 2017. In 2015, he concluded a decade-long association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he was promoted from assistant to associate and later resident conductor. While in Pittsburgh, Lawrence Loh was also the music director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Ann Hampton Callaway, the Texas Tenors, and more. He has assisted John Williams on multiple occasions and conducted numerous sold out John Williams tribute concerts. He is particularly adept at conducting concerts synchronizing live orchestral music with film, and has led Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, Wizard of Oz, and Singin’ in the Rain shows around the world.

Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his Masters in Choral Conducting from Indiana University, and his BA and Certificate of Management Studies from the University of Rochester. He was born in southern California to Korean parents and raised in Carlisle, PA. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary.

Ticket Information

Tickets for both concerts start at $19. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at dso.org, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 30% on the price of a single ticket for most DSO concerts. For more information, contact Group Sales Manager Jim Sabatella at (313) 576-5130 or jsabatella@dso.org.

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. Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s new music director in January 2020 and will conduct his first full season in the role in 2021-22. 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 celebrates 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.