Detroit, (April 28, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will be joined by Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn at the tenth Heroes Gala and Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 18. The program conducted by Music Director Jader Bignamini will include Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Hahn, Gioachino Rossini’s Overture to Semiramide, Amilcare Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda, Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah, and Jeronimo Gimenez’s Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso.

The Heroes Gala celebrates the remarkable people who impact the vision, values, and success of the organization, and this year will honor longtime DSO supporters and community philanthropists Linda Dresner and Ed Levy. Proceeds from the event support the DSO’s commitment to transforming the lives of young people through music education. Linda and Ed approach philanthropy from the heart, often in quiet ways, with a focus on impact. They have attended concerts for decades and have a passion for music. Their support has guaranteed artistic excellence, both on Orchestra Hall’s stage and in the community, while ensuring sustainability for the DSO for generations to come.

The event takes place at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit). The concert in Orchestra Hall will take place at 7 p.m., followed by a black-tie dinner for Gala guests.

To protect the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff, our safety policies include vaccine or test requirements for all guests and contactless e-ticketing. Visit for more information.

Concert only tickets are on sale now starting at $29 and can be purchased at, by calling 313.576.5111, or in-person at the DSO Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note: this event will not be webcast.

Gala patrons can learn about sponsorship opportunities and purchase tickets by contacting Signature Events Manager Ali Huber at 313.576.5449 or visiting


Heroes Gala Concert
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Orchestra Hall
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin
The remarkable Hilary Hahn takes the spotlight performing Pablo de Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy based on notable themes from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen. Experience the cheerful passion of this violin fantasy along with other works by Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and more conducted by Music Director Jader Bignamini at the Heroes Gala concert. The 2022 DSO Heroes Gala honors philanthropists Linda Dresner and Ed Levy whose support has guaranteed artistic excellence, both on Orchestra Hall’s stage and in the community, for years to come.
GIOACHINO ROSSINI Overture to Semiramide
AMILCARE PONCHIELLI “Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah
PABLO DE SARASATE Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
JERONIMO GIMENEZ Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso

Hilary Hahn plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin; September 30, 2016. Plus Bach encore.