Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. For $30, you get two tickets for seating in the main floor, section A or B, or the dress circle on Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. (up to a $100 value). Doors open at 2 p.m.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s tunesmiths pull harmonies from their instruments to build upon a 125-year history of sound in the Motor City. To honor St. Patrick’s Day, the ensemble presents a program of Celtic classics, including such favorites as “Danny Boy.” Joining the ranks of the Detroit Symphony, the prolific Robert White lends his dulcet tenor, Sean Gavin brings his flute, Devin Shepherd draws magic from his fiddle, and demonstrations of step-dancing by the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance add a visual spectacle without projecting slideshows of the orchestra’s leprechaun hunts.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The nation's fourth-oldest orchestra, the DSO has been filling Detroit's music halls with top-notch euphony since 1887. By the 1920s, the orchestra came into its own, entering a golden age that saw them hosting such legends as Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. After financial difficulties put the outfit's hall in jeopardy, a multi-decade fund-raising effort led to their triumphant return home in 1989. Today, the orchestra remains one of the most recorded symphonies in the country, bringing the classical canon to millions of listeners and giving orchestra members something to blast at family gatherings when their siblings start talking about their jobs.