DSO celebrates the Oscars with Red Carpet Film Scores conducted by Jeff Tyzik, March 8-10

Program features Academy Award-winning music from Superman, Casablanca, The Godfather, James Bond, Mission Impossible, and more

Tickets on sale now at dso.org

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will continue its PNC Pops Series on March 8–10 at Orchestra Hall with Red Carpet Film Scores conducted by DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik.

In celebration of the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place on March 10, the DSO will host a red-carpet entrance for ticketholders attending these concerts, as well as an Oscar-themed selfie station in the William Davidson Atrium, where audiences are invited to capture their glamourous looks.

The star-studded program will feature Academy Award-winning music from films including Superman, Casablanca, The Godfather, James Bond, and Mission Impossible.

Red Carpet Film Scores will take place on Friday, March 8 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.

Tickets for these performances start at $19 and can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The title sponsor of the DSO’s PNC Pops Series is PNC Bank.


PNC Pops Series
Friday, March 8 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m.
Orchestra Hall
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Lights, camera, action—music! Films depend on lush sounds of an orchestra to turn images on a screen into moments that stay with us forever. Experience Academy Award-winning music from Superman, Casablanca, The Godfather, James Bond, and Mission Impossible through the unforgettable sound of the DSO.


About Jeff Tyzik
Grammy Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. In addition to his role as Principal Pops Conductor of the DSO, Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and serves as principal pops conductor of the Oregon Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic—a post he has held for 23 seasons.

Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released his recording of works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the RPO, which stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over three months. Alex Ross of The New Yorker called it “one of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years.”

Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with diverse artists including Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. For more information, visit jefftyzik.com.

About the DSO
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. Led by Music Director Jader Bignamini since 2020, the DSO makes its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, offering a performance schedule that features the PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in metro area venues, as well as 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.

Since its first school concerts a century ago, and particularly since the founding of the Civic Youth Ensembles in 1970, the DSO has been a national leader in bringing the benefits of music education to students, teachers, and families in Detroit and surrounding communities. The DSO remains committed to expanding its participation in the growth and well-being of Detroit through programs like its Detroit Neighborhood Initiative—cultural events co-created with community partners and residents—and Detroit Harmony, a promise to provide an instrument and instruction to any student in the city who wants to learn. With unwavering support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact lives through the power of unforgettable musical experiences.