- Stuart Chafetz conducts both programs
- One-day-only Classic Broadway program is nearly sold out
Detroit, (March 20, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) PNC Pops Series continues with back-to-back concert programs conducted by Stuart Chafetz: The BIG 80s and Classic Broadway. Both concerts take place at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
The BIG 80s takes place Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m. Chafetz will lead the DSO and vocalists Nicole Parker and Aaron Finley in a symphonic tribute to the glam-rocking, big-haired 1980s—featuring songs like “The Power of Love,” “If I Could Turn Back Time,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and more.
Speaking of the 80s: a one-night-only DSO Presents performance of The Music of David Bowiewill take place on Saturday, March 30 at 8 p.m., also at Orchestra Hall. Conductor Brent Havens will lead the DSO, a full rock band, and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk for an evening of David Bowie classics.
Classic Broadway takes place Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Chafetz and the DSO will be joined by vocalists Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman for golden-age showtunes from Carousel, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, and more.
In 2017, the DSO’s pops programming took on a fresh title: the PNC Pops Series, thanks to the generous support of PNC Bank. “This is a terrific series that showcases both the DSO and a wide variety of popular music, said Ric DeVore, PNC regional president for Detroit and Southeast Michigan. “That combination is sure to put a smile on the faces of everyone who attends the concerts.”
Thanks to a generous grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US, the DSO welcomes military veterans, active military, and their families to access discounted tickets for the 8 p.m. performance on Friday, April 5. See below for more information about the ticket discount. Discounts are available for 19 concerts throughout the 2018-2019 Season, including six Friday evening PNC Pops Series concerts and every Friday morning Classical Series Coffee Concert. The FCA Foundation and the DSO thank our veterans and active military members for their service.
Additional support for the PNC Pops Series is provided by Masco Corporation Foundation and Greektown Casino-Hotel.
For more information about the guest conductor and/or soloists, please contact DSO PR Manager Ben Breuninger.
Tickets for The BIG 80s and Classic Broadway begin at $19 and $28 (respectively) 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). Tickets for The Music of David Bowie begin at $24.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans, active military, and their families may use the code HEROES1819 to unlock $10 tickets for the 8 p.m. concert on Friday, April 5. The code can be used at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at (313) 576-5111.
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. 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 will celebrate 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.