Program will include hit songs by the King of Rock including “All Shook Up,” “King for a Night,” and more
Tickets on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6 at dso.org
Detroit, (February 5, 2024) – On July 26, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome Frankie Moreno to Orchestra Hall for The Music of Elvis conducted by DSO Principal Pops Conductor Designate Enrico Lopez-Yañez.
With the program, Moreno, a dynamic singer, songwriter, and showman, will perform a thrilling tribute to the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. The program will feature the King of Rock’s biggest hits including “All Shook Up,” “King for a Night,” and many more.
In October 2023, Lopez-Yañez was announced as the DSO’s next Principal Pops Conductor, to commence with the 2024–2025 season. In addition to the Elvis program, he will conduct the DSO this season for Disco Fever on May 17 through 19. Learn more about Lopez-Yañez by clicking here.
The Music of Elvis with Frankie Moreno will take place on Friday, July 26 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. Tickets for this performance will be on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, February 6 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 MUSIC OF ELVIS WITH FRANKIE MORENO
Friday, July 26 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Frankie Moreno, vocals
Get ready for Frankie Moreno to leave you "All Shook Up" as he becomes "King for a Night" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As a singer, songwriter, and showman, Frankie Moreno will perform a thrilling tribute to the music and legacy of Elvis Presley. Having won Headliner of the Year five times in a row, Moreno's dynamic style, paired with the power of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Don't miss this powerful celebration of the King of Rock!
About Frankie Moreno
Singer, songwriter, musician, and showman Frankie Moreno is entertaining audiences from coast to coast with his own brand of genre-blurring rock ‘n roll. Reaching millions of record sales worldwide, Moreno continues to write and release new music consistently. Since April 2020 alone, Moreno reached the No. 1 spot on the iTunes charts a record-setting 71 times with new singles, and in 2019, made music history becoming the only artist to have six albums reach a top ten spot on the Billboard charts in a 12-month period.
As a child prodigy on the piano and a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Moreno was first introduced to audiences at the age of 10 on CBS’s Star Search. His performance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars again brought him into America’s living rooms with his self-penned hit “Tangerine Honey.” He has continued to perform sold-out shows from Carnegie Hall to The Kennedy Center, and The Hollywood Bowl to Las Vegas residencies.
Moreno’s collaboration with world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell produced At Home with Friends for Sony Records, reaching the No. 1 spot on Billboard. The album included Sting, Josh Groban, Chris Botti, Kristin Chenowith, and Regina Spektor. Moreno and Bell have since released Musical Gifts, which reached the No. 8 Billboard spot and featured Placido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Allison Krauss, and Chick Corea. As a touring artist, Moreno has traveled internationally with Sugarland and Billy Currington, and wrote Air Supply’s No. 8 Billboard Top-40 hit “Dance With Me” while touring as their Musical Director. In 2018, Moreno created a symphony concert of original music, which he has since performed with the nation’s premier orchestras. Moreno commands audiences around the world with his highly contagious music and playful stage antics. His songs are cleverly crafted and his musicianship virtuoso. He is unquestionably a unique artist and all-around talent who puts his heart and soul into his music.
About Enrico Lopez-Yañez
Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of Dallas Symphony Presents and Principal Pops Conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (commencing with the 2024– 2025 season) and the Pacific Symphony. In addition, Lopez-Yañez serves as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Lopez-Yañez is quickly establishing himself as one of the nation’s leading conductors of popular music and is becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. An active composer/arranger, Lopez-Yañez has been commissioned to write pieces for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Omaha Symphony, and has had his works performed by orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the National Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, and the Utah Symphony, among others.
Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists including Nas, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Itzhak Perlman, Stewart Copeland, Kenny Loggins, Toby Keith, Mickey Guyton, Kelsea Ballerini, Leslie Odom Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hanson, The Beach Boys, Kenny G, and more. Lopez-Yañez also conducts the annual Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4 fireworks show which was first televised on CMT in 2019 reaching millions of viewers across the nation.
This season, Lopez-Yañez will collaborate with artists including Ben Rector, Cody Fry, Patti LaBelle, Trisha Yearwood, Tituss Burgess, Vanesa Williams, Lyle Lovett, Jefferson Starship, Portugal. The Man, Guster, Ben Folds, Aida Cuevas, Lila Downs, and Arturo Sandoval. Lopez-Yañez will appear with the Colorado Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony, as well as make return appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, and more. Previously, Lopez-Yañez has appeared with orchestras throughout North America including the Baltimore Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony, among others.
As Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. Symphonica manages a wide breadth of pops and family/education productions that “breathe new, exuberant life into classical programming for kids and families” (Nashville Parent Magazine). Symphonica’s productions have been described as “incredibly special – and something that needs to become the new norm” (Lima Symphony). Symphonica Productions is also a sheet music publishing house representing a diverse offering of genres and composers. Their roster of composers includes Grammy nominated composer Clarice Assad, Sverre Indris Joner, Andres Soto, Charles Cozens, Vinicio Meza, and more.
As a producer, composer, and arranger, Lopez-Yañez’s work can be heard on numerous albums including the UNESCO benefit album Action Moves People United and children’s music albums including The Spaceship that Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, Family Choice Awards and Kokowanda Bay, winner of a Global Media Award as well as a Parents’ Choice Award where Lopez-Yañez was lauded for his “catchy arrangements” (Parents’ Choice Foundation).
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.