In the Metro Detroit area, we are fortunate to have such vast musical talent. Don’t miss out on the wonderful community orchestras around town. If you are looking for a classical music fix, consider taking in a show at the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra or the Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra among others.


Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra

PO Box 1925
Birmingham, MI 48012-1925
(734) 525-7578

Award-winning BBSO has been entertaining audiences since 1975. They strive to provide outstanding performances that appeal to various tastes. Check their calendar for everything from pops to the classics. Individual tickets are $27 per show, and season tickets run $88. Students under 18 receive free admission. In addition to their concerts, BBSO has a community outreach program for schools, as well as young artist competitions.


Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 1738
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1738
(248) 988-6991

Conductor John Robertson is in his third year with the Royal Oak Symphony. For the 2010-2011 series, they are offering Fall, Winter, and Spring concerts, as well as a season finale on May 13th. Adult ticket prices are $10 per concert, or $30 for the season. Check their web site for information on student and senior citizen discounts.


Dearborn Symphony Orchestra

23400 Michigan Ave # P42
Dearborn, MI 48124-1987
(313) 565-2424
This community symphony calls the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Michigan Avenue home. Kypros Markou (pictured right) serves as principle conductor and music director. His long list of credentials includes training at the Royal College of Music in London, along with several universities in the United States. Under his guidance, the Dearborn Symphony strives to expose a new audience to classical music. Tickets range from $10-$30, and all seats are reserved.


Plymouth Canton Symphony Orchestras

P.O. Box 6379
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 451-2112
PCSO actually consists of three ensembles: the Plymouth Symphony, Orchestra Canton and Celebration Youth Orchestras. They highlight new music at each concert and allow guests to meet the composer and learn more about the classical genre. PCSO’s season runs from October through May. Discounted group rates of $5 are available for 10 or more.