Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
12:06 a.m. EST
December 14, 2016
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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Home for the Holidays” concerts are among the ensemble’s most popular offerings.
And why not? The programs always feature a well-chosen blend of familiar and not-so-familiar seasonal staples and light classics, and nobody phones it in: The audiences bring an energy and Christmas spirit to the hall that inspires the players on stage, and a big feedback loop gets created. This year, DSO associate conductor Michelle Merrill will be on the podium with Broadway veteran Doug LaBrecque on hand as guest vocalist. The music ranges from “White Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland” to holiday-themed works by Victor Herbert and Tchaikovsky. Choirs from Grosse Pointe South High School and Bloomfield Hills High School are also part of the show.
10:45 a.m. & 8 p.m. Friday, 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 & 7 p.m. Sunday, Orchestra Hall, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-576-5111. www.dso.org. $19-$75.