In celebration of the first concert in Orchestra Hall in 1919, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Leslie B. Dunner, will perform A Century of Pops, including selections from the orchestra’s early years and contemporary favorites. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan will appear onstage at the beginning of the concert to officially declare October 23 “Orchestra Hall Day” in the City of Detroit before a new Centennial Fanfare is performed.
A Century of Pops will include music from the first pops concert ever held at Orchestra Hall in 1919, as well as jazz and Broadway favorites and selections from film music like Star Wars. Featuring cellist Abraham Feder and mezzo-soprano Danielle Wright, the standing-room only concert will commemorate “Orchestra Hall Day” with music by Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, John Williams, and more greats in popular American music.
The performance is TONIGHT — Wednesday, Oct. 23 — beginning at 7:30 p.m.
If you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry: The DSO, hailed as the most accessible orchestra on the planet, will webcast the concert for free online at dso.org/live.