Detroit Symphony Orchestra

In September, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) returns to the Orchestra Hall stage for the first time since March with a fall 2020 season to bring new, live music moments to life. The press release has all the details:

Set to begin Thursday, September 10, the DSO’s slate of upcoming performances will be live streamed from Orchestra Hall on Thursday and Friday nights through the month of December without audiences in attendance. Each night will offer approximately 45 minutes of music and is innovatively programmed with health and safety considerations of performers in mind and to maximize enjoyment on computers, mobile devices, and smart TVs.

A trailblazer in the world of orchestral webcasting since 2011, the DSO will launch a new streaming series, DSO Digital Concerts, available exclusively on to view both live and on-demand for a limited time. Subscribers and select donors will receive access to all DSO Digital Concerts, with individual tickets available for purchase. DSO Replay—the orchestra’s archive of past webcasts—will remain free for all, but the orchestra will suspend free, live webcasts during the new fall season.

Newly appointed DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini launches this fall’s DSO Digital Concerts with four programs over back-to-back weeks, September 10-11 and 17-18. He will return December 10-11 to conduct two more programs. (…)

Other highlights of this fall’s DSO Digital Concerts include appearances by DSO Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin; conductors Matthias Pintscher and Donald Runnicles; violinist Jennifer Koh in the world premiere of a new concerto by Tyshawn Sorey; and pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Marc-André Hamelin performing chamber music with DSO musicians. In addition to chamber orchestral and chamber music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák, there will be performances of works by ten Black composers from the Classical era through present day, including world premieres by Sorey and violist-composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama.

The DSO will also present four weeks of PNC Pops series programming, with special guests including DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, conductors Steven Reineke and Thomas Wilkins, singer-pianist Tony DeSare, and much more. For more details visit


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