Detroit Symphony Orchestra Cancels Concert Due to Flooded Halls 

The ensemble’s free annual Salute to America concert in Orchestra Hall planned on July 4, is now cancelled due to heavy rains over the past week

(Orchestra Hall)

Many arts and cultural organizations around Detroit suffered minor to significant damage due to the effects of the weather, leaving many places temporarily closed for repairs, including the hall that houses Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO). 

"The recent extreme weather and rain overwhelmed the Detroit storm drain system and as a result caused flooding and water damage at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, largely confined to the basement levels," said Matthew Carlson, Senior Director of Communications and Media Relations for the DSO.

"Assessments are underway, but out of an abundance of caution the DSO has closed the building until further notice. As a result, the DSO unfortunately must cancel this Sunday’s concert.

"In its place, the DSO will webcast past Americana and patriotic favorites on at 3 p.m. The June 30 through July 3 Salute to America: Summer Stroll events at Greenfield Village featuring DSO musicians, presented by The Henry Ford in partnership with the DSO, will proceed as planned," he concluded.