DETROIT (WWJ) – A sound no one likes to hear, finding out you got to the concert just a little too late.  Detroit Symphony Orchestra management tells WWJ they gave away 3,000 tickets to each of the weekend performances. When only 2,000 can sit in the theater, those hundreds of others are treated to a view from a projection screen. 

But Metro Detroiter Maury Katzman says it’s not that bad having to sit there, when he was offered a pretty neat incentive: “This is a voucher good for one ticket to any Spring 2011 concert,” says Katzman.

Patrons also got to enjoy a free matinée Sunday afternoon, and if you couldn’t be there for that concert you could enjoy it from your own home, as the DSO provided a live video stream of Sunday’s concert.

The breadth of this broadcast is fairly rare among orchestras of our size. Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m., Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will run its own special with interviews with community members, DSO musicians and management. 

The entire project is made possible by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Judy and Stanley Frankel.

And, if you missed out on any of the above and you still want to see the DSO this season tickets will be just $20 dollars each as  management works to bring the public back to hear the music.


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