Program features popular hits including Mack the Knife, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Puttin’ On the Ritz, and Sweet Georgia Brown
October 16: Series continues as conductor Robert Bernhardt leads the DSO and the Mambo Kings in Hot Latin Sounds
Tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (September 22, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik will return to Orchestra Hall to kick off the 2022-2023 PNC Pops Series on October 7-9. Tyzik will lead the DSO and vocalists Myra Maud, Bronson Norris Murphy, Madison Claire Parks, and drummer Eric Metzgar in performances of music from the Prohibition Era in the United States.
This nostalgic program will transport audiences back in time to the moody cabarets and speakeasies of old New York, Paris, Berlin, London, and Atlantic City in the 1920s. This multimedia musical journey will include hits by Rudy Valée, Josephine Baker, Kurt Weill, King Oliver, and more. Prohibition: Cabarets & Speakeasies of the Era will take place Friday, October 7 at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, October 8 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.
On October 16 at 3 p.m., the series continues with a one-day-only performance conducted by Robert Bernhardt at Orchestra Hall. Bernhardt will lead the DSO and Latin jazz ensemble the Mambo Kings in a program of Latin music; from the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla to the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente.
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. For those who are unable to attend, the DSO offers ticket donations, exchanges, and credit for future performances this season.
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.
PROHIBITION: CABARETS & SPEAKEASIES OF THE ERAPNC Pops Series Friday, October 7 at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, October 8 at 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m. Orchestra HallJeff Tyzik, conductorMyra Maud, vocalistBronson Norris Murphy, vocalistMadison Claire Parks, vocalistEric Metzgar, drummerTravel back to the moody cabarets and speakeasies of old New York, Paris, Berlin, London, and Atlantic City. It was a time influenced by prohibition, gangsters, ingénues, and intrigue. Join the DSO and a stellar cast of vocalists for a multimedia musical journey through the era, from Rudy Vallée and Josephine Baker to Kurt Weill and King Oliver.
HOT LATIN SOUNDS WITH THE MAMBO KINGSPNC Pops Series Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. Orchestra Hall Robert Bernhardt, conductor The Mambo Kings, band Take a thrilling journey through the music of Latin America and the US with the Mambo Kings and musicians of the DSO. From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla to the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente, Mambo Kings will be your guide on a Latin jazz tour of the Pan-American experience.
About Jeff TyzikGrammy Award-winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought-after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. In addition to his role as Principal Pops Conductor of the DSO, Tyzik holds The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and serves as principal pops conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic (RPO)—a post he has held for over 20 seasons.
Frequently invited as a guest conductor, Tyzik has appeared with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
In May 2007, the Harmonia Mundi label released his recording of works by Gershwin with pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the RPO, which stayed in the Top 10 on the Billboard classical chart for over three months. Alex Ross of the New Yorker called it "one of the snappiest Gershwin discs in years."
Committed to performing music of all genres, Tyzik has collaborated with such diverse artists as Megan Hilty, Chris Botti, Matthew Morrison, Wynonna Judd, Tony Bennett, Art Garfunkel, Dawn Upshaw, Marilyn Horne, Arturo Sandoval, The Chieftains, Mark O’Connor, Doc Severinsen, and John Pizzarelli. He has created numerous original programs that include the greatest music from jazz and classical to Motown, Broadway, film, dance, Latin, and swing. Tyzik holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music.
Learn more at jefftyzik.com.
About the DSOThe 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 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.ld’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.