This summer with the DSO: Salute to America at Greenfield Village, concerts at Ford House, The Music of Queen, Interlochen residency, and more

- Salute to America and DSO at Ford House tickets on sale today

Detroit, (April 24, 2019) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) looks forward to a busy summer in 2019, with fan-favorite performances across Metro Detroit and a return to Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Tickets are on sale now for the 27th annual Salute to America concerts at Greenfield Village. Presented in partnership with The Henry Ford and the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band, Salute to America is one of Metro Detroit’s most beloved Fourth of July traditions, filled with patriotic music and fireworks. Michigan-native Sameer Patel will conduct the DSO. Salute to America will take place Wednesday, July 3, Thursday, July 4, Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6.

The DSO then returns to historic Edsel & Eleanor Ford House for the tenth year in a row, performing a pair of outdoor concerts on the estate’s scenic grounds. Norman Huynh will conduct sci-fi movie music on Friday evening and classical favorites on Saturday; each concert concludes with fireworks over Lake St. Clair. This year’s Ford House performances will take place Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13.

The next evening, the DSO returns to Meadow Brook Amphitheatre for The Music of Queen. Conducted by Brent Havens, the DSO will be joined by vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band to perform a symphony-laden tribute to the legendary arena rockers. The Music of Queen takes place Sunday, July 14.

As was announced in March, the DSO will also return to the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts for the first time since 2006. The summer residency at Interlochen will take place from July 24 to July 28 and feature a performance by the orchestra and side-by-side opportunities with the DSO and Interlochen students, master classes, and individual training sessions led by DSO musicians. On Saturday, July 27, Interlochen will present the DSO in concert at Kresge Auditorium as part of the 2019 Interlochen Arts Festival. Matthias Pintscher conducts a program of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Saint-Saëns (the Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Joseph Moog).

See below for more details about these summer events, including ticket information.

The William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series also continues throughout the summer, with DSO performances in Southfield, Clinton Township, Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe in May, June, and July. Visit for a complete schedule.

And DSO musicians will continue to perform intimate chamber recitals at venues in and around the city, including North Rosedale Park Community House, Wasserman Projects, B. Nektar Meadery, Planterra Conservatory, and the Detroit Riverfront. Some events are free of charge; visit for more information and a complete schedule.

27th Annual Salute to America at Greenfield Village

Wednesday, July 3
Thursday, July 4
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6

at Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford (20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI)

A Metro Detroit tradition since 1992, Salute to America is a quintessential celebration of the Fourth of July. The historic grounds of Greenfield Village provide a backdrop for picnicking and fanfare anchored by one of the most anticipated DSO performances of the year, capped off with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture accompanied by real cannon fire and a fireworks finale. Please visit The Henry Ford website for information about parking, event times, food and beverage policies, and more.

Sameer Patel will conduct this year’s concerts. The DSO is honored to share the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, who will also perform.

Tickets are on sale now at The Henry Ford website or by calling (313) 982-6001. General admission tickets are $23.75 for Henry Ford Members and DSO Subscribers, $28 for nonmembers. Lower-cost tickets for children aged 5-11 are also available, and children 4 and under are free. Ticket prices will increase in June.

Please note: DSO Subscribers should call The Henry Ford Call Center at (313) 982-6001 to purchase tickets at the discounted Subscriber rate.

VIP tickets are also available by calling (313) 982-6001. VIP tickets include access to a premium seating area and hospitality tent as well as upgraded parking.

A dining option with buffet supper at Greenfield Village’s Eagle Tavern is also available. Please call (313) 982-6001 for more information.

The DSO at Ford House

Friday, July 12
Saturday, July 13

at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI)

The DSO returns to Ford House for a tenth consecutive year to present two evenings of lakeside concerts—a program of sci-fi movie music on Friday and classical music favorites on Saturday. Each performance will conclude with fireworks over Lake St. Clair. Please visit the Ford House website for information about parking, event times, food and beverage policies, and more.

Norman Huynh will conduct the orchestra both nights.

Tickets are on sale now at, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

General admission lawn tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children aged 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. Ticket prices will increase in July.

Premium Seating tickets are also available for $50. Premium Seating tickets include a reserved seat and a shuttle from the parking lot to the concert area. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $200. VIP tickets include a reserved seat, valet parking, a gourmet picnic dinner, and access to the house. Note that Premium Seating and VIP tickets may only be purchased in advance, and VIP tickets must be purchased from the Ford House website.

The Music of Queen 

Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (234 Festival Dr, Rochester, MI)

Conductor Brent Havens leads the DSO and a full rock band, fronted by vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, for an evening of Queen mega-hits.

Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster or by calling (313) 471-7929. General admission lawn tickets are $29.50 (plus fees) and pavilion tickets start at $59.50 (plus fees).

Summer Concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts

The DSO will perform at Kresge Auditorium on the Interlochen campus on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Interlochen Arts Festival. Matthias Pintscher will conduct the DSO in a program including Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”), Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (with soloist Joseph Moog), and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances.

Tickets start at $49 and go on sale Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. Please visit the Interlochen website for ticket and event information.

Group Ticket Discounts

Groups of 10 or more can save on the price of single tickets for the DSO’s performances at Salute to America and Ford House. For more information, contact Group Sales Manager Jim Sabatella at (313) 576-5130 or

About The Henry Ford

Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally-recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at, its national television programs, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Did I Mention Invention? and other resources, The Henry Ford helps individuals of all kinds to unlock their potential and help shape a better future. The Henry Ford advanced its role as a catalyst for change in education with the acquisition of The STEMIE Coalition, a growing affiliation of organizations dedicated to fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in students, K-12. The Henry Ford hosts the National Invention Convention and makes innovation learning curriculum accessible to educators and students worldwide.

About Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores. The historic lakeside estate was the family home of Edsel Ford – Henry and Clara Ford’s only son – where he lived with his wife Eleanor and their children beginning in 1929. Since 1978, Ford House has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to share in Eleanor Ford’s vision of preserving the estate for future generations to enjoy through interpretive tours, family activities, lectures, exhibits and gardens and grounds events. Ford House was named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, a prestigious honor from the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit or call (313) 884-4222 and connect with the Ford House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Interlochen Center for the Arts

The nonprofit Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio services (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning nine decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online 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.