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DSO at Ford House Fast Approaching

DSO at Ford House Fast Approaching
DSO at Ford House Fast Approaching


Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House)

Tito Muñoz, conductor


A continuing collaborative partnership between the DSO and Ford House returns this summer with a weekend of concerts on July 8 and 9. Classical and popular musical favorites will be performed by the lake, with the backdrop of the magnificent Ford House literally setting the stage, followed by a thrilling fireworks finale. Conductor Tito Muñoz will join the DSO on both evenings.


Fri., July 8 at 8:30 p.m. (Pops)

Sat., July 9 at 8:30 p.m. (Classical)

Fireworks Finale begins approximately at 10 p.m.

Grounds open at 6 p.m.


Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

TICKETS or DSO Box Office at 313-576-5111


General Admission

Advance Purchase – Adult: $20, all Children: $12

At the gate – All Adult: $25, all Children: $15

Parking is available on the grass lot directly across the street from Ford House. Cost is $2 per car

Preferred Admission: All Preferred Tickets – $50

(NOTE – Preferred tickets are sold out for Friday, July 8 performance)

Includes on-site parking with shuttle to the concert area and a reserved seating area with chairs available.

In the event of a cancellation due to weather there will be a make-up concert on Sunday, July 10. If weather does not permit a concert on Sunday, Ford House tickets may be redeemed for a ticket to one of the DSO’s regular season concerts between Oct. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011.


o The entire grounds will be open to guests to walk or visit the gardens.

o Picnics are allowed.

o Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

o Alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto the grounds.


July 8 – A Louis Armstrong Celebration

Featuring Marcus Belgrave’s Sextet with vocalist Joan Bow-Belgrave

William Cook

orch. Maurice Peress

In Dahomey Overture

Set 1: Marcus Belgrave’s Sextet with vocalist, Joan Bow-Belgrave

L. Rene

arr. John MacLeod

Sleepy Time Down South

Louis Harden Armstrong


arr. John MacLeod

Swing That Music

L. Stock

arr. John MacLeod

Blueberry Hill

Joan & Marcus Belgrave

arr. Duncan McMillan


Ray Charles


arr. Marcus Belgrave

& Bob Holfelder

You Don't Know Me

Louis Harden Armstrong


arr. John MacLeod

Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Kurt Weill


arr. John MacLeod

"Mack the Knife" from The Threepenny Opera


Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington


arr. Ralph Hermann

Duke Ellington Fantasy

Set 2: Marcus Belgrave’s Sextet with vocalist, Joan Bow-Belgrave

Lew Pollack

arr. John MacLeod

That's a Plenty

E. Delange

arr. John MacLeod

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

Hoagy Carmichael


arr. John MacLeod

New Orleans

J. Oliver

arr. John MacLeod

West End Blues

H. Ruby

arr. John MacLeod

Louis Armstrong Medley

July 9 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mikhail Glinka


Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla

Felix Mendelssohn


A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61



"Wedding March"

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Suite from The Nutcracker, Op. 71a


Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Waltz of the Flowers


Edvard Grieg


In the Hall of the Mountain King from Suite No.1 from Peer Gynt, Op.46

Paul Dukas


The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Suite from Swan Lake, Op. 20a

I. Scène

III. Dance of the Swans

II. Valse

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


“Waltz” from the The Sleeping Beauty Suite

Igor Stravinsky


Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)

III. Infernal Dance of King Kastchei

IV. Berceuse

V. Finale

SPONSORS of the DSO at Ford House

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Sally Mead Hands Foundation

PVS Chemicals, Inc.

Talmer Bank and Trust

Ford Motor Company Fund

R.L. Polk Company

Henry Ford Health System Cottage Hospital & Pierson Clinic

Grosse Pointe News

Grosse Pointe Magazine

Metropolitan Eye Center

Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC

Additional support for the DSO provided by:

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation


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