DSO returns to Orchestra Hall for 2022-2023 season with music from Star Wars by iconic composer John Williams
Tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (August 30, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) returns to Orchestra Hall for a new season with The Music of Star Wars conducted by Lawrence Loh on September 21. The program will feature music from the popular films scored by renowned composer John Williams, including the original Star Wars trilogy, prequels, and sequels. The DSO will perform iconic selections including Princess Leia’s Theme, Cantina Band, Duel of the Fates, and the Imperial March.
The concert will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Orchestra Hall.
Tickets for this performance start at $19 and can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2022-2023 SEASON DSO SAFETY POLICIES: The DSO will no longer require audiences to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend performances. Masks are optional although strongly recommended at DSO performances, particularly when Wayne County and surrounding communities are in the high or "red" category as defined by the CDC. The DSO asks audience members to do their part to create a safe environment for everyone and encourages those who are not feeling well to stay home. For those who are unable to attend, the DSO will offer ticket donations, exchanges, and credit for future performances this season.
Ticketholders with questions may contact the DSO Box Office at 313.576.5111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS
Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Loh, conductor
Experience John Williams’ music from Star Wars played by the DSO! Relive your favorite musical moments from the original trilogy as well as the prequels and sequels with iconic selections such as Princess Leia’s Theme, Cantina Band, Duel of the Fates, and the Imperial March.
About Lawrence Loh
Lawrence Loh is Music Director of Symphoria (Syracuse, NY). He previously served as Music Director of the West Virginia Symphony and a 12-year tenure as Music Director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Loh had a decade-plus association with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and continues with Pittsburgh leading pops and other select programs.
Loh’s previous positions include Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera; Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, and Ann Hampton Callaway. He is particularly adept at synchronizing live orchestral music with film and has led Star Wars Ep. IV & V, Jaws, Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, and Singin’ in the Rain, among others.
Loh is an active guest conductor including engagements this season with Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Grant Park Festival, including recent past engagements in Washington D.C. (National), Indianapolis, Malaysia, and Daejeon (South Korea). His summer festival appearances have included Bravo Vail Valley, Aspen, Mann Center in Philadelphia, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra.
Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Indiana University, and his BA and Certificate of Management Studies, from the University of Rochester.
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.