Scheduled performances of two Wynton Marsalis works will not take place

Concert to proceed with Gil Shaham performing Barber’s Violin Concerto and a solo Bach work

Tonight’s webcast to feature Barber and Bach, plus Marsalis’s Blues Symphony from Friday’s concert

Detroit, (June 11, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced a major program update for concerts tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall. Scheduled performances of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony and Herald, Holler and Hallelujah! will not take place at both concerts due to the orchestra’s quarantine policy after a musician tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The concerts will proceed with this weekend’s guest soloist Gil Shaham performing Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto conducted by Music Director Jader Bignamini. Shaham has also graciously agreed to perform Bach’s solo Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006.

“I am very sad that we cannot share these magnificent works by Wynton Marsalis with our Orchestra Hall audiences tonight and tomorrow, but the health of our musicians, staff, and patrons must remain a top priority,” said Bignamini. “We are very grateful to still be able to present the Barber concerto with the supremely talented Gil Shaham, and that he has agreed to perform a Bach partita for us.”

Tonight’s Live from Orchestra Hall webcast at 8 p.m. will proceed with the live performances of the Barber and Bach works, plus Marsalis’s Blues Symphony from Friday night’s concert, which took place as planned.

Ticketholders with questions may contact the Box Office at or 313.576.5111.

The DSO remains committed to the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff. Our COVID-19 safety policies include vaccine or negative test requirements for entry and contactless e-ticketing. For more information visit