Previous subscription sales result in many sold-out sections

DETROIT, (August 18, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that single tickets for all Orchestra Hall concerts in the 2014-15 season go on sale today beginning with online and box office sales at 9 a.m. This includes Classical, Pops and Paradise Jazz Series; Civic Youth Ensembles; Young People’s Family Concerts; Tiny Tots and DSO Presents. Patrons should look for a special bonus offer every day this week when buying tickets to three or more Classical, Pops, Jazz and DSO Presents concerts. Single tickets can be purchased at the all-new dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111.

In consideration of strong subscription sales for the upcoming season, the DSO suggests patrons interested in purchasing single concert tickets do so quickly. The Box Level is sold out for many performances, and the Main Floor retains only limited availability on Friday morning and Sunday afternoon concerts. Among the concerts expected to sell out quickly are Opening Weekend with Sarah Chang, December’s Home for the Holidays featuring DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik conducting and Midori and Mahler leading up to the season finale.

If buying tickets in-person, be aware of traffic changes on Woodward Avenue due to M-1 Rail construction. Coming from the north, take Cass Avenue and park in the DSO parking structure on Parsons Street. Coming from the east, take John R. Street to Alexandrine Street West, then take Cass Avenue and park in the DSO parking structure on Parsons Street. Parking will be validated for up to one hour from Monday, August 18-Friday, August 22 for those visiting Orchestra Hall to purchase tickets.

 Neighborhood Concert Series

Single tickets to the extremely popular Neighborhood Concert Series will go on sale November 10 for Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe, Southfield, West Bloomfield Township and a new standalone performance in Macomb at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. However, subscriptions to the seven neighborhood series are on sale now. Venues in Beverly Hills (Seligman Performing Arts Center), Bloomfield Hills (Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church) and Canton (Village Theater at Cherry Hill) are on track to sell out on subscription alone. In previous years, the Grosse Pointe series sold out on subscription, prompting the DSO to move to a new, larger location at Our Lady Star of the Sea (467 Fairford Road, Grosse Pointe Woods) this season. With current interest, the new venue is still on track to sell out on subscriptions.

 Patron-Minded Pricing

The DSO is proud to maintain its Patron-Minded Pricing program for single tickets to Classical concerts, designed to welcome more people to experience the orchestra through dramatically lowered ticket prices that compare to a night at the movies. Classical ticket prices for excellent seating range from $15 to $50, a significant reduction back to 1999 levels. More than half of the seats at every Classical concert will be available for $25 or less. Ticket prices have been reduced up to 53 percent since the 2010-11 season.

 Detroit Rush, Soundcard and 37eleven Club

Detroit city residents may purchase single tickets to any classical or select jazz concert at Orchestra Hall for just $20 on a best-seat-available basis through the Detroit Rush program. Patrons can begin reserving seats in any section excluding the box level starting two weeks before a performance. At just $25 for the season, Soundcard provides students of all ages, elementary school to college, with admittance to most Classical, Pops and Paradise Jazz series concerts at Orchestra Hall. Soundcard memberships are on sale now, but members may start reserving single tickets starting two weeks prior to their selected concert date. This season will also include the continuation of 37eleven, a program aimed at raising the appreciation of classical music among young professionals. Memberships are on sale now for $37, and members may start reserving $11 single tickets to Classical, Paradise Jazz, Pops and Mix @ The Max series concerts anytime.

DSO Box Office

This week, the Box Office is open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Monday, August 25, the Box Office will resume summer hours, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Fri.

Starting Monday, September 15, the Box Office will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. and two hours prior to each scheduled concert through intermission, until June with the exception of special holiday hours.

Single tickets can be purchased at dso.org, via the free DSO to Go mobile app, in-person at the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit), or by calling (313) 576-5111.

About The DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 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.  Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. 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 within 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 the newly updated dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.

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