Detroit Symphony Orchestra requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend concerts
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced Wednesday that it will require guests to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (48-hour PCR or six-hour antigen) to enter the Orchestra Hall and Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
DSO hoping to resume live performances in autumn
DETROIT – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced its schedule of performances for the 2021-2022 season, saying it hopes live performances can resume in the autumn if the coronavirus pandemic ebbs sufficiently so that can be done safely. “Now, more than ever before, we must play music for our audiences live in Orchestra Hall,” Jader Bignamini, DSO’s music director, said in a statement announcing the schedule Thursday. The new season will be the first full season with Bignamini, the Italian conductor appointed music director in early 2020. That will include season-opening concerts featuring Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “Pines of Rome” in early October. The DSO also released its schedule for the PNC Pops Season.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra begins their digital concert series
COVID-19 may be limiting the ability for live audiences, but the Detroit Symphony Orchestra isn’t letting that stop them from bringing live music back to the city. The DSO is beginning its 2020 season virtually this week, with a digital concert series that will broadcast live performances on Thursday and Friday nights. The broadcasts will be available to watch at the DSO website, along with information about tickets, events, and how to watch. He says that the switch to virtual performances gave them the opportunity to try out new pieces that wouldn’t normally be performed in live concert. Bignamini said “We are energized at the opportunity to perform as an ensemble again and bring world class music into homes across Detroit and beyond.”
Detroit Symphony Orchestra kicks off free, socially distant summer concert series
DETROIT The Detroit Symphony Orchestra kicked off its outdoor summer concert series on Wednesday night. The performance was held outside the orchestra hall. It was the first of seven free shows scheduled in August throughout the city of Detroit. Small groups of musicians perform for limited audiences at the DSOs Sosnick Courtyard as well as three Detroit Riverfront Conservancy venues: Robert C. Valade Park, the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, and Gabriel Richard Park. READ: Detroit Symphony Orchestra offers free access to streaming archive amid coronavirus outbreakAll the events are free, but ticket reservations are required for the Sosnick Courtyard performances.
WDIV partners with The Henry Ford, DSO for Salute to America TV only event
WDIV-Local 4 is partnering with The Henry Ford and Detroit Symphony Orchestra to present Salute to America, a TV only event on July 3 at 8 p.m., to kick off the Fourth of July weekend. For the first time in its 28-year run, Salute to America concerts will not be held in Greenfield Village during the Fourth of July weekend. WDIV-Local 4 will produce an hour-long primetime program filled with all the music and fanfare for which the Salute to America concerts are known and loved. Jason Carr and Tati Amare of Local 4s Live in the D will host the special from Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford. The televised special will remain proudly supported by the events long-time sponsors Bank of America and Ford Motor Company.