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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 3711 Woodward Ave, Between Parsons and Selden Streets, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone Number: +1 313-576-5111
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Description: Popular orchestra performs a wide variety of musical performances...
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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Spectacular!

My best friend and I went to see 'Gamyo plays Mozart' and it was absolutely incredible! An amazing and magical experience each and every time. A great way to spend the weekend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Detroit, MI, United States
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Detroit, MI, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My best friend and I went to see 'Gamyo plays Mozart' and it was absolutely incredible! An amazing and magical experience each and every time. A great way to spend the weekend!

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have seen the DSO numerous times, playing classical, broadway tunes, modern music, etc. A versatile and superb group of musicians led by a very fine conductor, Leonard Slatkin. Definitely a very worthwhile visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I am from a place where the local symphony rarely strays from pieces such by Vivaldi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky. So being able to see the Detroit Symphony play a Benjamin Britten and Arvo Part was really a treat.

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Hemlock, Michigan
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40 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

At the urging of friends we included this is a weekend visit to Detroit filled w/cultural experiences- an opera, Frida Kahlo at the DIA, a play at Wayne State University and a Coffee Concert here.. The visual treat on entering the space was incredible, on a par with the beauty of European theaters!! This 10:45a.m. Friday concert starts with doughnuts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went to the Golden Age of Broadway performance, which featured Doug LaBrecque and Lisa Vroman, and it was terrific. What voices! The symphony and venue are both very fine, as well. Parking was as close as possible and reasonably priced. The disappointment was the seating- we paid for Dress Circle seats, and should have saved money by buying seats... More 

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Riverview, MI
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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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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
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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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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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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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