Classical Concert Listings

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Sunday, May 28, at 3:00 pm

Virtuosic Canadian violinist James Ehnes returns in the first Detroit performances of a concerto by celebrated orchestral and film composer James Newton Howard of The Hunger Games series, and guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads Rachmaninoff's romantic Second Symphony. Learn more.

Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Thursday, June 1, at 7:30 pm

Friday, June 2, at 10:35 am

Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 pm

Having just performed its debut with the London Symphony Orchestra to critical acclaim, guest conductor James Gaffigan and violinist Nicola Benedetti present a new concerto by jazz composer Wynton Marsalis. The DSO's 2016-17 Season then comes to a celebratory finale with Tchaikovsky's majestic Fifth Symphony.

Taste of Music

West Side Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Thursday, June 8

Instrument Petting Zoo Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Performance Time: 5:30 pm

Enjoy a performance by a small group of professional musicians, as well as an instrument Petting Zoo for kids of all ages. Free concert tickets for food assistance program participants.

Bach & Haydn

Plymouth First United Methodist Church, 45201 N Territorial Rd.

Friday, June 16, at 8:00 pm

As part of the Neighborhood Concert Series, conductor and violinist Andrés Cárdenes leads the DSO in performances of Boccherini's Symphony No. 25, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Haydn's Symphony No. 101.

25th Annual Salute to America

The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Friday, June 30, at 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 1, at 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 2, at 7:30 pm

Monday, July 3, at 7:30 pm

Grounds open at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 8:30 pm

Join the DSO for the 25th anniversary of their Fourth of July celebration. A joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, fills Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.

Instrument Petting Zoo: Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Top of the Park

Friday, July 9, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

How do vibrations become sounds, and sounds become music? Find out by getting up close and personal with the instruments of the orchestra. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra’s Instrument Petting Zoo provides hands-on fun with musical instruments. With the help of trained “zookeepers,” kids get the chance to bow a violin, pluck a cello, buzz into a trombone, or wiggle their fingers on a flute.