DSO presents The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long-a interactive experience at Orchestra Hall, July 30

Program will include screening of classic Julie Andrews film, The Sound of Music, with karaoke-style audience participation

Tickets on sale April 26 at dso.org

Detroit, (April 25, 2023) – This July, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in partnership with Sing-a-Long-a Productions will transport audiences to the song-filled hills of Europe with a karaoke-style screening of The Sound of Music at Orchestra Hall on July 30.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long-a, the smash-hit musical show that has toured the world, now comes to Detroit for a singing celebration of the classic Julie Andrews film. The presentation will include a screening of the film musical in glorious, full-screen Technicolor, complete with subtitles for audiences to sing along to hits including “My Favorite Things,” “So Long, Farewell,” and “Edelweiss.” The interactive event will also feature a costume parade and contest and vocal warm-up led by the afternoon’s host (to be announced). Please note: the DSO does not appear on this program.

The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long-a will take place on Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. Tickets for this program start at $19 and can be purchased beginning April 26 at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2022-2023 SEASON DSO SAFETY POLICIES: The DSO no longer requires 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.


Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m.
Orchestra Hall
The smash-hit musical show that has toured the world now comes to Detroit! Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music brings the song-filled hills of Europe to Orchestra Hall for a singing celebration of the classic Julie Andrews film, The Sound of Music. Get those vocal cords warmed up for “My Favorite Things” and “So Long, Farewell,” cut up those chintz curtains for the fancy-dress costume competition, and get ready to fill your heart with the sound of music.
*The DSO does not appear on this program


About Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music
Having started in the UK back in 1999, Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music has now become a worldwide phenomenon, playing to packed houses across the globe, even filling the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles! The fun-filled evening starts with a vocal warm-up led by the host, who will also take audiences through the complimentary “magic moments fun pack,” which contains various props to be used at strategic points throughout the show. There is also the famous fancy-dress competition in which everyone who has come in costume is invited onto the stage to show off their fantastic tailoring skills.

"If you've always wanted to be a part of a musical, this is your chance!" —ABC World News Tonight

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. 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.