DETROIT, (June 18, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will celebrate the 21st anniversary of its classic family friendly Independence Day Celebration. Four nights of performances led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin will take place on the lawn at Dearborn’s historic Greenfield Village on July 3, 4, 5 and 6 with gates opening at 6 p.m. and concerts to commence at 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to gather their blankets, picnic and lawn chairs to enjoy favorites such as The Star Spangled Banner, Armed Forces Medley and other patriotic favorites.

The metro Detroit tradition will continue as 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps parade the concert grounds at 7 p.m. followed by a prelude concert featuring the River Raisin Ragtime Review at 7:30 p.m. The night’s festivities will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a live display of cannon fire and fireworks.


Tickets to Salute To America at Greenfield Village range from $12- $50. Tickets may be purchased by contacting The Henry Ford Village by calling (313) 982-6001 or online at thehenryford.com/salute. For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@dso.org.


Salute to America

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Leonard Slatkin, Conductor

Kisma Jordan, Vocalist

Henry Ford Village

Wednesday, July 3 at 6 p.m. (8:30pm concert)

Thursday, July 4 at 6 p.m.

Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m.

STAFFORD SMITH Star Spangled Banner
GOULD American Salute
ELLINGTON Duke Ellington Fantasy
GERSHWIN “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess
WARD America The Beautiful
BERLIN God Bless America

JOHN WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme
March from 1941
Suite from Lincoln
Liberty Fanfare
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

About the DSO:

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in December 2012, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season and acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik was appointed Principal Pops Conductor in November 2012. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock.  A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series.  Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music.  For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.


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