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Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Public Television Host New Year's Eve Party

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Dec 31, 2014 02:38 PM EST

Still can’t decide what to do for New Year’s Eve? The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Public Television are hosting the first DPTV-DSO Live from Orchestra Hall gala and concert. Even if you cannot make it to the concert hall, you can tune into the show at home or watch online!

The special broadcast will be hosted by DPTV’s Fred Nahhat and the host of Michigan Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Jennifer White. The event is a black-tie affair.

Led by the DSO’s Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, the orchestra will perform a swinging combination of jazz standards like “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” featuring jazz trumpet legend Byron Stripling and organist Bobby Floyd, as well as light classical selections by Strauss and Smetana.

Guests will be invited to sing along with a full orchestral performance of “Auld Lang Syne,” making the audience literally part of the show. The party will continue following the concert with a choice of traditional dance band, jazz lounge and dance club atmospheres throughout The Max.

The celebration does not stop there. Throughout the broadcast, Nahhat and White will be talking to special guests and sharing with you some of the energy and excitement happening downtown.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is America’s fourth oldest orchestra and peformed its first concert in 1887 at the Detroit Opera House.

Tickets to this event are still available and include party favors, an open bar and a champagne toast. Tickets can be purchased here. To watch the show online, click here.

Ring in the New Year with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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