Memberships for DSO's Soundcard and NextGen ticket discount programs available now

- Soundcard student membership grants access to 100+ DSO performances for $25 annual fee

- NextGen young professionals’ group unlocks discounted tickets for most DSO performances as well as exclusive pre- and post-concert events

Detroit, (August 8, 2019) – 2019-2020 memberships for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Soundcard and NextGen ticket discount programs are available now.

The Soundcard student membership, available for students of any age, costs $25 annually and grants members free access to more than 100 DSO performances across the Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and William Davidson Neighborhood Concerts series. Soundcard members can also purchase up to two companion tickets for just $5 each.

Soundcard is now in its eighth season and has served more than 9,500 students since its launch in 2012. Learn more about Soundcard at

NextGen is the DSO’s young professionals’ discount program. A standard NextGen membership costs $40 annually and unlocks $10 single tickets for nearly every DSO performance, as well as invitations to exclusive pre- and post-concert events and signature experiences like the multisensory strolling performance Mysterium. NextGen Plus memberships are also available for $140 annually; NextGen Plus members can attend NextGen events for free and gain access to DSO Replay (the on-demand streaming service for archived Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts).

The first signature experience for NextGen members will be a music-infused, grilled cheese pub crawl on Saturday, October 12, 2019, prior to the 8 p.m. Queens of Soul performance on the PNC Pops Series in Orchestra Hall. More details will be announced at a later date.

NextGen is now in its third season. Learn more about NextGen at

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.