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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Address: 3711 Woodward Ave, Between Parsons and Selden Streets, Detroit, MI 48201
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Popular orchestra performs a wide variety of musical performances featuring...

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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Always a fan of Music

I have loved the DSO since I first saw them in elementary school. Being a band kid, I have always loved seeing live performances of music. The DSO is grand and the music is even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 24, 2016
Ruston, Louisiana
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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

My principal complaint is that I was prevented from returning to my seat until after the typically lengthy classical piece was over. As a result, I missed a fair portion of it. And I left to check on my son who had an allergic attack. However, the reason, shouldn't really matter. If I'm a paying patron, I ought to be... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

The DSO sounds great! Orchestra Hall is beautiful except something needs to be done to the backdrop of the stage. Good size lobby area for people to mingle and intermission.

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Westland, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

It has a rich history and it looks nice. Very intimate setting good sound and easy in and out. Staff is exceptional.

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Ruston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I have loved the DSO since I first saw them in elementary school. Being a band kid, I have always loved seeing live performances of music. The DSO is grand and the music is even better. If you can catch a ticket, I highly recommend seeing the DSO for locals and travelers alike.

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Detroit Symphony and its venue, Orchestra Hall, are a very good fit. The Orchestra is first rate and the acoustics within Orchestra Hall are outstanding. Interesting to contemplate is the fact that labor issues almost closed the symphony a few years ago and before that Orchestra Hall was almost going to the wrecking ball. Fortunately both are still playing... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is our first visit to Detroit. DSO and Joshua Bell perform Symphonie Espagnole and the result is amazing! The sound of the concert hall is excellent although we sat in the back of the second level. Parking was very easy in the back for the concert hall. Strongly recommend for classical music lovers...

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My wife and I visited to see the Planets. It was a fantastic concert and the venue is perfect for the show! We sat in the 4th row in front and I have to say that it is probably too close. My wife (the music buff) really enjoyed being this close to the musicians, but I found that it was... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We attend the Friday Coffee Concerts during the concert season and are entertained by a fantastic symphony orchestra. A real gem of Detroit.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Attended Centennial Sinatra (Steve Lippia + DSO) at 3:00 pm on Sunday 11th October, four seats in the Dress Circle (Right Cn row G). Steve Lippia positioned too far forward on the stage; at best I could see him from the waist up, at worst he was a disembodied head. Most of the seats around us were unsold, so I... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

Love the sound of the DSO. Wonderful venue to hear concerts. Love that they go to th ecommunities now.

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