DSO celebrates Stephen Sondheim with Sondheim & Beyond conducted by Andy Einhorn on the PNC Pops Series, March 10-12

Program salutes the incredible life and work of the legendary composer-lyricist with favorites from Broadway and selected collaborators

Tickets on sale now at dso.org

Detroit, (February 14, 2023) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will celebrate the life and work of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim with Sondheim & Beyond on March 10-12. This PNC Pops Series concert at Orchestra Hall will include favorites by Sondheim and selected collaborators like like Stephen Schwartz, Jule Styne, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, and more. Broadway musical director and conductor Andy Einhorn leads the orchestra, joined by vocalists Andrea Ross and Jim Hogan.

Sondheim & Beyond will take place Friday, March 10 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.

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.

Tickets for these performances start at $19 and can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The title sponsor of the DSO’s PNC Pops Series is PNC Bank.


PNC Pops Series
Friday, March 10 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m.
Orchestra Hall
Andy Einhorn, conductor
Andrea Ross, vocalist
Jim Hogan, vocalist
You’re invited to join the DSO in a joyous celebration of the life and work of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including favorites from Broadway legends and selected collaborators like Stephen Schwartz, Jule Stein, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, and more. Broadway musical director and conductor Andy Einhorn leads the orchestra.


About Andy Einhorn
Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn had led the Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony, and Fresno Philharmonic orchestras. Beginning in April 2017 he conducted Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!, for which he serves as music director. Einhorn’s other Broadway credits include Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Evita, Stu Barker’s music for Brief Encounter, Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, and Sondheim on Sondheim. He also served as music director and conductor for the Theatre du Châtelet’s production of Sondheim’s Passion in Paris.

Since 2011, Einhorn has served as music director and pianist for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, performing with ensembles including The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Los Angeles Opera, and at venues including David Geffen Hall, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Teatro Real, Madrid. The two recently recorded performances for an upcoming telecast with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Einhorn has also served as music director for Barbara Cook at Feinstein’s and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music.

His tour work includes Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s Mamma Mia!, and Elton John’s The Lion King. Einhorn’s work can be heard on the current touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. He has worked at Goodspeed Opera House, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and PaperMill Playhouse. He was principal vocal coach and pianist for Houston Grand Opera’s An Evening with Audra McDonald, a double-bill of Poulenc’s La Voix humaine and LaChiusa’s Send.

Einhorn is an honors graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. His recording credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella, Evita, Sondheim on Sondheim (Grammy Award-nomination), Stage Door Canteen, and McDonald’s newest release, Go Back Home. He served as the music director for HBO’s Peabody Award–winning documentary Six by Sondheim and music supervisor for Great Performances’s Peabody Award–winning special Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy on PBS. 

About Andrea Ross
Andrea Ross is an American singer and award-winning actress. At a young age, she was discovered by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has championed her career for the past decade. Lloyd Webber produced her solo record, Moon River, under the Universal Classics and Jazz label. The album debuted at No. 42 on the UK Album Charts.

In promoting her album, Ross made appearances on the BBC network and performed in legendary venues such as the Hampton Court Palace, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Royal Albert Hall. She was also featured in Princess Diana's memorial concert at Wembley Stadium, Concert for Diana.

Ross began her theatrical career in Boston, where she was awarded the prestigious Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actress. She has since performed principal roles in US national tours and currently resides in New York. Ross sings in Symphony Orchestra Concerts throughout the United States.

About Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan is currently making his Broadway debut in Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay- Abaire’s highly acclaimed new musical Kimberly Akimbo, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. National touring credits include Waitress, The Phantom of the Opera, and Spring Awakening. Regional credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Voice of Quasimodo), Memphis (Huey), and The Circus in Winter (Gordon). Hogan is a member of T.3 (@t.3official), a viral internet sensation vocal group featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. The group signed a record deal with Warner Music and most recently opened for Jay Leno’s comedy tour. Their debut album is slated for release in 2023.

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.