Tickets available for all DSO series including PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, Family, and William Davidson Neighborhood concerts
Season’s first weeks to feature concerts led by Music Director Jader Bignamini, Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, and Fred A. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair Terence Blanchard
DSO celebrated the occasion with DSO trio performance on Detroit’s QLINE
Subscriptions, Create Your Own packages, and single tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (August 17, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today celebrated the launch of single tickets for the 2022-2023 season with a special chamber music performance by a trio of DSO musicians on Detroit’s QLINE.
DSO musicians Rachel Harding Klaus (Violin), Mike Chen (Viola), and Cole Randolph (Cello) were joined by President and CEO Erik Rönmark to launch the on-sale of single tickets for the DSO’s full range of offerings including PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, Young Peoples Family Concerts, and William Davidson Neighborhood concerts. The unique performance marked the journey to the new season, traveling along Woodward Avenue to Orchestra Hall in a true representation of Detroit’s connectivity and accessibility of the arts.
“We hope attending one of the outstanding performances we are offering this season inspires our community to come back again and again, making the DSO and Orchestra Hall one of their regular entertainment destinations,” Rönmark said.
The DSO’s 2022-2023 season begins on September 21 with The Music of Star Wars at Orchestra Hall and continues with a full range of programming throughout the season.
On the PVS Classical Series, which begins September 30 – October 2, DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini will conduct ten of the season’s 20 classical weeks and mark his second full season in the role. The DSO will perform 14 works by living composers during the 2022-2023 season, which include two world premieres and six DSO-commissioned works. The DSO will highlight 18 works by women and people of color, including new works by Michael Abels, Tania León, Carlos Simon, and Brian Raphael Nabors. Renowned guest conductors include Han-Na Chang, JoAnn Falletta, Jonathon Heyward, Enrique Mazzola, Matthias Pintscher, and Leonard Slatkin; with soloists including Augustin Hadelich, Stephen Hough, Leila Josefowicz, Anthony McGill, Garrick Ohlsson, Yeol Eum Son, and Davóne Tines.
The PNC Pops Series, which begins October 7 – 9, will bring favorites from Broadway, film and TV, rock, pop, and more to the Orchestra Hall stage. DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik will lead three programs: Prohibition, a multimedia musical journey through the era with music channeling Rudy Vallée, Josephine Baker, Kurt Weill, and King Oliver; Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars, Star Trek, and Beyond!, with music from iconic sci-fi film scores; and Twist & Shout: The Music of the Beatles, a program celebrating The Beatles in America. Other PNC Pops Series highlights include tributes to ABBA, Elton John, and Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin; a journey through the music of Latin America and the US with the Mambo Kings; a program of music by Frank Sinatra and more; music by Stephen Sondheim and friends; and the beloved Home for the Holidays program, a holiday favorite that sells out year after year.
The Paradise Jazz Series launches on October 14 with trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, who holds the DSO’s Fred A. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Other jazz highlights include appearances by Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, A Charlie Brown Christmas with pianist Cyrus Chestnut, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and vocalist Thana Alexa, bassist Christian McBride’s New Jawn, and the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour with vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling. The DSO’s Young People’s Family Concerts and Tiny Tots series both return as does the William Davidson Neighborhood Concerts Series.
New for the 2022-2023 season, the DSO offers Create Your Own packages with customizable ticket options across series. Through August 19, patrons are invited to choose 3 or more concerts for just $39 per ticket. Learn more at dso.org/cyo39.
Subscriptions, Create Your Own packages, and single tickets are on sale now for the 2022-2023 season. Patrons can purchase tickets at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111.
The title sponsor of the DSO’s PVS Classical Series is PVS Chemicals, Inc. The title sponsor of the DSO’s PNC Pops Series is PNC Bank. The Paradise Jazz Series is made possible with support from Huntington and MGM Grand Detroit. The Young People’s Family Concert Series is sponsored by Sun Communities. The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series is made possible by a generous grant from the William Davidson Foundation. WRCJ 90.9 FM also supports the Series.
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 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.