Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Tour Florida in 2022

This upcoming January, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will embark on their historic first tour together with Music Director Jader Bignamini, traveling to Florida for concerts in Miami, West Palm Beach, Gainesville, and Sarasota

(Photo credit: Sarah Smarch)


The DSO has toured at least twice before in Florida with previous music director Leonard Slatkin in 2014.

Beginning with a hometown send-off concert in Detroit's Orchestra Hall on Thursday, January 13, which will be available to stream for free at and on Facebook, the DSO will be performing the following days and venues:

  • Sunday, January 16 at New World Center in Miami

  • Monday, January 17 at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach

  • Tuesday, January 18 at Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (presented by University of Florida Arts)

  • Thursday, January 20 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota (presented by Sarasota Concert Association)

Joining the DSO will be American cellist Joshua Roman, performing Dvořák Cello Concerto. The program will also include Jessie Montgomery's Banner, Brahms' Symphony No. 2, and Mussorgky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel.

“Detroit is so proud to have an orchestra of this caliber, and we will be extremely happy to bring Detroit to the world,” said Bignamini, who opened his first full season at the artistic helm of the DSO on October 7. “The tour program will show the high technical level of the orchestra, and together we will be able to create musical moments of the highest quality that will make us all grow musically and as people.”