Attending a Neighborhood Concert is an opportunity to get close enough to the music to see every section playing, among an intimate audience of patrons gaining priceless perspective on what it means for the entire orchestra to join together. And you'll likely see lots of friendly musicians, greeting patrons and answering their questions.
Setup for a Neighborhood Concert begins seven hours before showtime, with the stage crew at Orchestra Hall loading everything from basses to percussion instruments on a truck that then travels to the day's concert location.
Every venue is unique, with its own history and sound to discover, and each is a reflection of the specific Metro Detroit community it was built in.
Now in its ninth season, the 2018-2019 Neighborhood Series will include 28 performances. Opening and closing week of the Series, arrive early for a pre-concert talk, included in your ticket fee. Presented by a music expert, talks provide information and anecdotes which make the work on the program resonate even deeper.
Single tickets and subscriptions are available, and subscribers receive the perk of attending William Davidson Chamber Recitals for free. Concert dates and program information are available online at: dso.org/neighborhood.
During the intermission, we were talking to the couple seated in front of us and I looked at the gentleman and said: 'What a ride, eh?' He replied that it was a perfect way of explaining the performance. It was an honor to be in that kind of presence. We were both wiping our eyes, as were those around us.
The DSO has much to be proud of; this touring [series] is nothing short of amazing. Thank you for putting this kind of thing on for us!"
-DSO patron, Bill Schmidt