DSO offering free, outdoor pop-up performances in Detroit. See schedule

DSO Summer
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 16:37:52-04

DETROIT — Longing for the days of old when you could listen to smooth, live music while sitting outside in Detroit?

Soon, you can have it all back -- sort of -- on a smaller scale.

The Detroit Symphony Opera will resume its outdoor summer concert series with free pop-up performances.

Starting Aug. 5, the DSO will offer free, safe and live performances called Summer Session: DSO Outdoors.

All events will be outdoors, limited to 100 attendees, in accordance with state mandates, and everyone must wear masks and have temperature checks upon entry at Sosnick Courtyard.

Small groups of musicians will perform for limited audiences at DSO's Sosnick Courtyard (51 Parsons Street) as well as three Detroit Riverfront Conservancy venues: Robert C. Valade Park, the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, and Gabriel Richard Park.

The first performance takes place Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Sosnick Courtyard (behind Orchestra Hall in downtown Detroit).

Summer Sessions: DSO Outdoors – All Events

Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m.Sosnick Courtyard (51 Parsons Street)

Sunday, August 9 at 12 p.m.Robert C. Valade Park (2670 Atwater Street)

Wednesday, August 12 at 7 p.m.Sosnick Courtyard (51 Parsons Street)

Sunday, August 16 at 12 p.m.Dequindre Cut Freight Yard (Dequindre Cut, south of Wilkins Street)

Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m.Sosnick Courtyard (51 Parsons Street)

Sunday, August 23 at 12 p.m.Gabriel Richard Park (7130 East Jefferson Avenue)

Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m.Sosnick Courtyard (51 Parsons Street)

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