Free seat reservations available online now

Detroit, (August 10, 2018) – For the eighth consecutive year, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform four free community concerts to kick off its new season at venues across Metro Detroit, presented by DTE Energy Foundation. All four concerts will be conducted by Yaniv Segal and feature classical and pops favorites by Copland, Mozart, Rossini, and John Williams.

This year’s concerts will take place in:

• DETROIT on Thursday, September 20 at 10:45 a.m. at Greater Grace Temple

• WATERFORD on Thursday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Waterford Kettering High School

• MONROE on Saturday, September 22 at 8 p.m. at Meyer Theater (on the campus of Monroe County Community College)

• STERLING HEIGHTS on Sunday, September 23 at 3 p.m. at Sterling Heights High School

“The DSO is dedicated to connecting with communities in and around Detroit throughout the year, and these free concerts that launch our season have become a great way to demonstrate that commitment” said DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons. “We are grateful to the DTE Energy Foundation for this partnership that promotes and enables unique opportunities for accessibility and we deeply value our historic collaboration. As we make the tough choices around the annual selection of host venues, we invite others to join in this support so that more opportunities can be offered to the many areas of our city where we have yet to visit.”

For more than 50 years the DTE Energy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy, has supported the DSO and its cultural programs, and the Foundation is proud to once again help the Orchestra bring music to diverse communities throughout Southeast Michigan. In the spring of 2016, the DTE Energy Foundation awarded the DSO with a three-year grant to continue offering these free community concerts each fall. It also includes endowment support for music education, senior citizen outreach, and additional community engagement programming.

“The Community Concert Series is a partnership event that we look forward to sharing with our communities each year to bring local residents, youth, and families together and provide the opportunity to hear a world-class orchestra play in their own backyard,” said Lynette Dowler, president of the DTE Energy Foundation. “By partnering with the DSO, we’re hoping to inspire others to pursue culturally enriching experiences or careers that enhance their quality of life.”

While the concerts are free admission, a seat reservation is required for entry. Seats can be reserved now at dso.org.

All concerts are general admission (no seats will be assigned), and all seating is first-come, first-served. All concert venues are handicap accessible.


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