Detroit Symphony Orchestra Rings in New Year on Public Television Telecast Tonight at 10

By Ian Holubiak on Dec 31, 2015 04:34 PM EST
Paul Freeman Conducting American conductor Paul Freeman leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, c. 1977. (Photo : Gabriel Hackett/Getty Images)

When ringing in the New Year this evening, be sure to tune your TVs--or in this case, Smart TVs--to Detroit Public Television and its telecast (per this link) to watch the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and their program of classical and pop to help guide your festivities.

In its sophomore year, DPTV will partner with the DSO to fill an evening with the popular classics in R&B, soul, popular music and beyond. With Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik on the podium, the night will also feature a special performance by American idol finalist Michael Lynche.

The setlist features orchestral interpretations of the most iconic hits of the last hundred years from artists like The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and more.

Prior to the event will be another gala. Per the Detroit News, there will be a Detroit Symphony Orchestra red carpet event with strolling dinner, party favors and midnight toast at Orchestra Hall, 8 pm-2 am Packages vary from $40-$500. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5130.

The live event with the DSO begins at 10:00 pm and will be hosted by DPTV's Fred Nahhat and the DSO's Assistant Conductor Michelle Merill.

There will also be a full orchestral performance of the iconic New Year's anthem "Auld Lane Syne" when the ball drops, which will be followed with a champagne toast.

If you aren't in the Detroit Area, you can attend the event online and make it your Netflix fireplace while you dance in the New Year from anywhere in the country.

Major funding for the 2nd annual DSO New Year's telecast and live webcast is provided by the Stanley and Judith Frankel Family Foundation.

A classical-studded event, don't miss out on the simulcast tonight. But in the meantime, preview a recorded live event by the DSO below.

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