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DSO plans for live audience return for 2021-2022 season
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Music Director Jader Bignamini will conduct 10 programs as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2021-2022 Classical Series, which was unveiled Thursday, Feb. 11, along with a new PNC Pops Series.



With the current season held virtually, with small ensemble, concerts streaming live from Orchestra Hall, the DSO also announced plans to return to live audiences starting in the fall, promising safety measures such as electronic ticketing, contactless entry, a ventilation system that uses UV-C light sanitizers and other "best-practice health and safety protocols."



The orchestra will also be ready to with policies "should there be a cancellation or circumstances that impact in-person attendance."



The Classical Series is slated to start Oct. 7-10, with Bignamini conducting Ottorino Respighi's "Fountains of Rome" and "Pines of Rome." Bignamini will collaborate with saxophonist Branford Marsalis on a program of Aaron Copland, John Adams, George Gershwin and more Nov. 12-14, while three pieces by Wynton Marsalis -- "Blues Symphony," "Fanfare" and "Symphony No. 3: Swing Symphony" will be performed throughout the season.



Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will also be reprising their upcoming March 2-6 visit for the Classical Roots series with a return visit during March of 2022.



And previous Music Director Leonard Slatkin returns Oct. 15-16 to conduct Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.



The Pops series, meanwhile, kicks off Sept. 24-26 with "The Envelope Please," saluting Academy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning works. Other programs will spotlight the songs of Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Genesis and Phil Collins, and others, as well as the annual "Home For the Holidays" concerts Dec. 17-19.



The full schedule for both series is available via dso.org



Subscriptions for both series are now on sale via the web site or by calling 313-576-5111. Individual concert tickets will go on sale at a later date, while the Paradise Jazz Series, the 2022 William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series and other programming will be announced during the coming month.

Web Site: www.dso.org

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