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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Address: 3711 Woodward Ave, Between Parsons and Selden Streets, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone Number: +1 313-576-5111
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Ranked #6 of 168 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Popular orchestra performs a wide variety of musical performances featuring classical, pops and...
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Type: Symphonies, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Popular orchestra performs a wide variety of musical performances featuring classical, pops and jazz concerts at the Max M. Fisher Music Center and other venues throughout metro Detroit.

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Riverview, MI
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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We attended the Home for the Holidays concert at Orchestra Hall, located on 3663 Woodward Avenue (be aware of LOTS of construction on Woodward avenue). The Detroit Symphony Orchestra sounded fantastic in the acoustically perfect Orchestra Hall. The choirs ... which included Detroit Children's Choir "midtown concert chorale", Bloomfield Hills high school "the Jills", Bloomfield High School Chamber Choir, and... More 

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Southeast Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The symphony and venue are both excellent and worth visiting. I would have rated it five stars except for the very long wait to get out of the parking structure. Last time I visited I was at the top and it took 40 minutes (literally!) to get out. I went very early this time so that I could park closer... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We looked forward all year for our first "Home for the Holidays" concert at the DSO. A huge disappointment!! They changed words to suit non Christians (taking "Israel" out of the phrase "King of Israel") And the greatest disappointment of all was they jazzed up the "Hallelujah" chorus to such a point that rather than standing up with it came... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Detroit Symphony performed with Andrea Bocelli. They never missed a note. A very enjoyable evening of music.

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Bay City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had the opportunity to hear them as they performed with Bocelli at a concert at the Joe. They were unbelievable, amazing, entertaining and enjoyable and played a good variety of music as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The sound in the Max Fisher Music Center is absolutely wonderful, and Leonard Slatkin takes full advantage of it. I took a pre-dawn flight in order to catch a Friday morning performance, and I was glad I did. The program was Daugherty, Copland (Billy the Kid) and Rachmaninoff (Third Piano Concerto -- Ohlssen). The Daugherty was too loud sometimes, but... More 

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Michigan USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The DSO as presently constituted has 3 important advantages. The acoustics at Orchestra Hall are among the best. the place is not so large that the music gets lost. The prices are quite reasonable with box seats sometimes going for less than $90 and this is a collection of musicians that can play anything.well.

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YPSILANTI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra moved back into the historic (and acoustically perfect) Orchestra Hall / Paradise Theater after it was rescued from the wrecking ball by a dedicated citizen's group. A world-class orchestra, the offerings at Orchestra Hall run the gamut from classical to jazz, young people's concerts, holiday and international guest concerts. Many of the musicians are educators active... More 

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Royal Oak, MI, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Detroit Symphony is one of the great orchestras in the country. Their repertoire is very diverse and they highlight a number of guest soloists each performance.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Brilliant, we were given a talk before the program of Copland and Bernstein. And it was very helpfull. It was a great program and very well performed by all the musicians.

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