JAWS In Concert: Coming to Orchestra Hall July 10

- Tickets on sale now for DSO subscribers; tickets go on sale to general public tomorrow, May 16 

Detroit, (May 15, 2019) – Relive the thrilling suspense of JAWS as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) plays the iconic score in sync with the film projected on the big screen.

JAWS In Concert takes place Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Joshua Gersen will conduct.

Tickets are on sale now for DSO subscribers—including Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series subscribers, as well as current 2018-2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Series subscribers. Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, May 16. See below for more information.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall...The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score by composer John Williams, JAWS is an unforgettable film-with-live-orchestra experience! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police, a young marine biologist and a grizzled shark hunter embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history. Now for the first time, audiences will have the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

In the words of Chief Brody, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

About Joshua Gersen

Joshua Gersen recently concluded his tenure as assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic, where he made his subscription debut to critical acclaim in 2017. Gersen previously served as music director of the New York Youth Symphony and was named the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he worked closely with Michael Tilson Thomas.

Gersen has conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and others. He served as assistant conductor at the 2012 Aspen Music Festival under Robert Spano and was principal conductor of the Ojai Music Festival the following summer.

Also a composer, Gersen has collaborated with John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Steven Mackey, Mason Bates, and others. His works have been premiered by the New Mexico Symphony, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, and players from the New England Conservatory.

Gersen is a recipient of a 2015 and 2016 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, the 2011 Aspen Conducting Prize, and 2010 Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory. His primary teachers are Otto Werner Mueller and Michael Gandolfi.

Ticket Information

Currently, tickets for JAWS In Concert are available only to 2019-2020 Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series subscribers, as well as current 2018-2019 William Davidson Neighborhood Series subscribers.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, May 16.

Tickets for JAWS In Concert start at $40. Tickets can be purchased at dso.org, by calling the Box Office at (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

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 jsabatella@dso.org.

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.


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