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DSO Blog: Breaking News

2013 ANNUAL MEETING: DSO ACHIEVES FIRST BALANCED BUDGET SINCE 2007

Published Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:45:55

Subscriptions up for every concert product; Increased annual fundraising and donor base DETROIT, (December 12, 2013) – At today’s annual meeting of the Governing Members, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced that Fiscal Year 2013 achieved the first balanced budget since 2007.  Fiscal Year 2013 represents the 2012-13 season, concluding on August 31, 2013. This […]

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DETROIT MAYOR ELECT MIKE DUGGAN TO MAKE DETROIT SYMPHONY OCHESTRA ANNUAL MEETING KEYNOTE

Published Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:00:50

DETROIT, (December 4, 2013) – Just a month following the election, Detroit Mayor-elect Mike Duggan will give the keynote address at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) 2013 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12 in The Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center (3711 Woodward Ave.). “There is not a cosmopolitan city in the […]

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DSO RETURNS TO FORD HOUSE FOR ENCHANTING EVENING OF MUSIC AND FIREWORKS

Published Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:00:47

(DETROIT, July 1, 2012) —The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will continue its summertime tradition as the orchestra prepares for its fourth annual appearance on the historic and elegant grounds of the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. The two night concert series, led by conductor Edwin Outwater, begins on Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. with […]

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SONGSTRESS NATALIE MERCHANT JOINS DSO IN CONCERT

Published Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:00:57

DETROIT, (June 26 , 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)  will be joined for a rare, one-night-only performance by  vocalist Natalie Merchant on Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall. Captivating audiences for three decades, the performance will include selections from her most recent recording, “Leave Your Sleep.” This DSO Presents is […]

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DSO AND LEGENDARY GUITARIST GEORGE BENSON PRESENT A TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE AT MEADOW BROOK

Published Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:06:10

DETROIT, (June 24 , 2013) – Legendary jazz guitarist and  R&B singer George Benson , accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), has a jazzy evening in store with “Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.” The performance, presented by Meadow Brook Music Festival as part of its Belle Tire Concert Series, will take place […]

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DSO CELEBRATES 21ST ANNIVERSARY OF SALUTE TO AMERICA CELEBRATION

Published Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:00:40

DETROIT, (June 18, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will celebrate the 21st anniversary of its classic family friendly Independence Day Celebration. Four nights of performances led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin will take place on the lawn at Dearborn’s historic Greenfield Village on July 3, 4, 5 and 6 with gates opening at 6 […]

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DSO PRESENTS BILL COSBY FOR SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT-ONLY APPEARANCE

Published Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:28:31

DETROIT, (June 17 , 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is proud to present award winning comedian and actor Bill Cosby in a special one-night-only appearance. With over five decades of success, America’s favorite legend will grace the stage of Orchestra Hall on Saturday June 29 at 7 p.m. with his timeless stand-up routine. […]

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DSO CLOSES POPS SEASON WITH WEST SIDE STORY

Published Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:28:39

DETROIT, (June 3 , 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has a Hollywood ending in store for its 2012-13 Pops series, presenting a live film experience of the all-time American favorite musical West Side Story. Led by Jayce Ogren, the orchestra invites patrons to experience a thrilling duo presentation of the iconic Oscar-winning film […]

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DSO SEASON FINALE PREMIERES COMPOSITION ABOUT RIVER ROUGE PLANT

Published Fri, 24 May 2013 19:37:50

Detroit, (May 28, 2013) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will close the 2012-2013 classical series with a bang as they welcome sought-after pianist André Watts performing MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program, led by Leonard Slatkin, will feature the world premiere of Rouge River Transfiguration, composed by 2011 recipient of the DSO Elaine Lebenbom […]

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CONCERTMASTER YOONSHIN SONG MAKES SOLO DEBUT

Published Mon, 20 May 2013 17:38:52

DETROIT, (May 20, 2013) –Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Concertmaster Yoonshin Song will make her solo debut on stage at Orchestra Hall this week, performing Brahms’ Concerto for Violin. The program, led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, will also include Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3, and the world premiere of Kerry Turner’s Concerto for […]

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CADILLAC SENDS DSO CIVIC MENTORS ON NEW YORK ROAD TRIP

Published Mon, 06 May 2013 18:38:08

Two University of Michigan music students follow the DSO to Carnegie Hall in a Cadillac ATS (DETROIT, May 6, 2013)— At 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, two University of Michigan graduate music students—who double as Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensemble Mentors—will hit the road in a brand new Cadillac ATS to follow the […]

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DSO PRESENTS MEASTRO JOHN STORGÅRDS AND THE PLANETS

Published Wed, 01 May 2013 19:26:04

Detroit, (May 1 , 2013) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes guest conductor John Storgårds as he leads the orchestra in Holst’s The Planets featuring Women of the MSU Chorale and State Singers.  The program will also include Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring pianist, Rafal Blechacz and the DSO premiere of Ligeti’s Lontano.The concerts […]

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DSO RELEASES DIGITAL BOX SET OF BEETHOVEN’S NINE SYMPHONIES

Published Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:37:21

Recording becomes first download-only Beethoven cycle by an American orchestra DETROIT, (April 29, 2013) – Recorded live during the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s wildly successful Beethoven Festival in February 2013, on May 1the DSO will release a Digital Box Set of Beethoven’s complete nine symphonies—the first of its kind by an American orchestra and the first […]

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DSO PARTNERS WITH MEDICI.TV, INITIAL CO-PRESENTATION REACHED 25,000 VIEWERS

Published Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:49:15

DETROIT, (April 26, 2013) – This weekend the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will launch a partnership with Paris-based web streaming service medici.tv, further broadening the reach of Live From Orchestra Hall, the DSO’s series of free live webcasts. “We are pleased to continue our relationship with Maestro Slatkin and the DSO with new live concerts […]

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DSO WELCOMES RENOWNED CELLIST LYNN HARRELL PERFORMING DVOŘÁK

Published Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:41:57

Detroit, (April 22, 2013) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is proud to welcome renowned cellist Lynn Harrell as he presents Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. The performances, lead by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, will also feature Ravel’s La Valse, Ives Symphony No. 2 (Friday only) and No. 4 (Sunday only). The University Musical Society Chamber Singers will join […]

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DSO NAMES CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Published Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:02:13

DETROIT, (March 13, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today the recruitment of Linda Lutz as Chief Financial Officer. Lutz was previously the Finance Director at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Lutz’s responsibilities as leader of the DSO’s Finance Department include directing all aspects of financial reporting, financing and cash management, accounting, […]

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DSO CLOSES BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL WITH ODE TO JOY

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:55:51

Detroit, (February 15, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concludes its Beethoven Festival with four performances of Beethoven’s iconic Ninth Symphony, accompanied by the UMS Choral Union. Led by DSO’s Music Director, Leonard Slatkin, Beethoven’s Ninth will take place on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, February […]

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DSO CONTINUES ITS IMMERSION INTO BEETHOVEN

Published Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:00:52

Detroit, (February 7, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will continue its Beethoven Festival with the performance of four Beethoven symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 7. The DSO will illuminate Orchestra Hall with their presentation of Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 6 on Thursday, February 14 at 10:45 a.m and 7:30 p.m. Led by […]

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DSO MAKES HISTORY WITH LAUNCH OF BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

Published Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:31:40

Detroit, (February 1, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will make history in the coming weeks as it launches its first Beethoven festival in 36 years. Reviving the masterful works of Ludwig van Beethoven, led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, the performances will take place the entire month of February starting with Keyboard Conversations with […]

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DSO PRINCIPAL CELLIST ROBERT deMAINE STARS IN DSO PREMIERE OF BRITTEN’S SYMPHONY FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA

Published Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:42:35

Detroit, (January 9, 2013) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) award-winning Principal Cellist, Robert deMaine will star in the DSO’s premiere performance of Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, celebrating 100 years since the composer’s birth and his contributions to 20th century classical music. Led by world renowned conductor Mark Wigglesworth, the performance will also […]

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2012 ANNUAL MEETING: DSO REVEALS BLUEPRINT 2023

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:30:48

BESTS FISCAL PROJECTIONS REFLECTS ON 125 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE Phillip Wm. Fisher elected as new board chair DETROIT, (December 13, 2012) – Just days before the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) marks 125 years since its first concert, this afternoon’s annual meeting revealed Blueprint 2023: the framework of a comprehensive plan to secure the DSO’s future […]

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DSO PRESENTS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR WITH ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:00:03

Detroit, (December 13, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces a night of holiday fun and joy as they present some of Detroit’s favorite holiday musical traditions with Home For The Holidays at Orchestra Hall. The performances, featuring pieces like Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus from Messiah and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, will take place on […]

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DSO PRESENTS A KENNY G CHRISTMAS

Published Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:19:51

Detroit, (December 7, 2012) – Celebrate the season in smooth style with Kenny G favorites for the holidays, and other chart toppers. Your soprano sax favorites will fill Orchestra Hall with holiday sounds on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. This DSO Presents performance is sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit and St. John Providence Health […]

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DSO PRESENTS CHRISTMAS CANTATA WORLD PREMIERE

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:00:07

DSO PRESENTS CHRISTMAS CANTATA WORLD PREMIERE Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker headlines a classical holiday evening Detroit, (November 29, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will perform the world premiere of Roberto Sierra’s Navidad en la montaña featuring acclaimed vocalist Heidi Grant Murphy on a program of classical holiday delights. Led by DSO Music Director Leonard […]

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BREAKING NEWS: DSO’S ‘MUSIC OF QUEEN’ SETS BOX OFFICE RECORD

Published Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:30:16

Detroit, (November 25, 2012) – With box office revenues exceeding $150,000, this weekend’s “Music of Queen” concerts featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) set the box office record for a two-concert Pops weekend for the entire 125-year history of the Orchestra. “This type of response is unprecedented, especially during a It’s the younger liked buy […]

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DSO PERFORMS A ROMANTIC NIGHT OF ROMEO AND JULIET WITH VOLIONIST LEILA JOSEFOWICZ

Published Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:30:57

Detroit, (November 21, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) welcomes acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz as it premieres Thomas Adés’ Violin Concerto. Led by Susanna Mälkki, Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, the night will also feature Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet. The performances will take […]

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra reaches successful resolution with its lender syndicate

Published Thu, 31 May 2012 04:00:14

Settlement fully satisfies DSO’s obligations on The Max (DETROIT—May 31, 2012) — With the sounds of Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concerts and Civic Youth Ensemble rehearsals still reverberating throughout the Max M. Fisher Music Center, the DSO announced Thursday that it has reached a successful resolution with its five-bank lending syndicate. “When I took the […]

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Detroit Symphony signs first new concertmaster since 1988

Published Sun, 06 May 2012 17:00:30

(DETROIT, May 6, 2012) —During an international webcast to some 30 countries this afternoon, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced the DSO’s first new concertmaster in 24 years. Yoonshin Song, distinguished member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, has won the position of Concertmaster of PRODUCTS warning shampoo http://www.vermontvocals.org/5mg-cialis.php can. Coral- prescription […]

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DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra ‘Celebrates Detroit’

Published Wed, 02 May 2012 14:58:14

Detroit, (May 4, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Civic Jazz Live! presents “Celebrating Detroit” featuring works by past and present Detroit area jazz composers. Many of the composers featured in this concert provide clinics throughout the year for these young, talented jazz musicians. This Civic Jazz Orchestra concert celebrates the continuing partnership between […]

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2012-13 Paradise Jazz Series Now on Sale

Published Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:55:51

Legendary Terence Blanchard Selected as Jazz Chair DETROIT, (March 20, 2012) – Today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) unveiled one of the most ambitious seasons in recent years for the Paradise Jazz Series – a collection of one-night-only appearances hand-picked by the legendary jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard.  Five-time Grammy Award-winning Blanchard will join […]

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Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Leadership Gift Lays Foundation for DSO Community Programs in Education

Published Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:55:31

DETROIT, (March 21, 2012) – As the Max M. Fisher Music Center prepares to welcome Interlochen Arts Academy students to the Orchestra Hall stage and hundreds of young musicians in the Civic Youth Ensembles program await personalized tutelage from DSO musicians, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), is honored to recognize a $500,000 gift from the […]

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Max M. Fisher Music Center to reopen Tuesday,all concerts to proceed as scheduled

Published Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:11:27

Detroit (February 13, 2012)—The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce that the Max M. Fisher Music Center will be open for business at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, and all events and concerts are to go on as scheduled. The disruption caused by Sunday’s underground cable failure is largely contained to the […]

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DSO joins Spring For Music roster, makes triumphant return to Carnegie Hall

Published Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:30:06

Detroit, (Jan. 23, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is thrilled to announce it will perform at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 17 years. The DSO is one of six orchestras that will participate in the third annual Spring For Music festival. On May 10, 2013, the DSO will perform all four […]

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DSO issues free tickets to war heroes

Published Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:09:48

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MEDIA ADVISORY: DSO Neighborhood Concert Series Approaches 1,500 Subscription Sales

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:40:25

MEDIA ADVISORY Detroit, (November 29, 2011) –The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce subscription sales for its inaugural season of the Neighborhood Concert Series are approaching 1,500 and that subscriptions have reached capacity in Grosse Pointe. Eighty percent of those patrons have no recent DSO subscription activity and one-third have no recent DSO […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Leonard Slatkin extends commitment to DSO, Detroit

Published Fri, 18 Nov 2011 02:30:57

(DETROIT, November 17, 2011) — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is proud to announce that DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin signed a three-year extension to his contract this week, committing to the Orchestra through the 2015-2016 season. World-renowned guest flutist Sir James Galway made the on-stage announcement Thursday to a sold-out audience at Detroit’s Orchestra […]

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DSO Presents Live HD Webcast in Partnership with DPTV

Published Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:00:49

(DETROIT, October 27, 2011)–In partnership with Detroit Public Television, the DSO will share it’s Oct. 28 concert with the world through it’s latest edition of “Live at Orchestra Hall,” a full series of HD Webcasts. The concert will air in its entirety on Oct. 28 at 10:45 a.m., complete with host Alex Trajano presenting pre-show […]

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Breaking News: Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Unveil Newly Arranged Version of Classic Detroit Tigers Fight Song Tonight at The Somerset Collection

Published Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:34:14

DETROIT, (September 29, 2011) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and music director Leonard Slatkin will unveil a new arrangement of “Go Get ‘Em Tigers,” tonight at The Somerset Collection North in Troy, as an encore to the first 2011-2012 free concert of DSO’s Community Concert Series. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. DSO principal […]

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DSO Appoints Managing Director of Community Programs

Published Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:01:44

DETROIT, (September 6, 2011) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that Kareem George, formerly Director of Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving at the DSO, has been appointed Managing Director of Community Programs.

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TICKET SALES FOR DSO @ FORD HOUSE EXCEED GOALS; AUDIENCE of 26,000+ TURNS OUT FOR DSO @ GREENFIELD VILLAGE “SALUTE TO AMERICA”

Published Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:52:52

DSO @ Ford House Attendance Surpasses 2010 results by 40% DETROIT, (July 22, 2011) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) announce today that this summer’s annual collaborative event entertained over 5,600 attendees, exceeding the ticket sales goal of $100,000. Concertgoers traveled in unprecedented numbers to Grosse […]

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DSO At Ford House – Friday Evening Performance SOLD OUT

Published Thu, 07 Jul 2011 21:34:23

DETROIT, (July 7, 2011) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) have announced the Friday, July 8 DSO at Ford House performance, A Louis Armstrong Celebration, featuring Marcus Belgrave’s Sextet and vocalist Joan Bow-Belgrave has sold out. A limited number of General Admission tickets are still available Totally […]

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DSO AND LEONARD SLATKIN APPOINT ACTING CONCERTMASTER

Published Wed, 29 Jun 2011 20:26:52

DETROIT, (June 29, 2011) – Today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced the appointment of Kimberly Ann Kaloyanides Kennedy as acting concertmaster for the 2011 – 2012 season.  Kennedy has served as a member of the DSO’s violin section since 1998 and has been the associate concertmaster since 2003. “I […]

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DSO Board of Directors Renews Contract for President & CEO Anne Parsons Through 2014

Published Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:55:06

DETROIT, (June 4, 2011) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today that its Board of Directors ratified the renewal of President and CEO Anne Parsons’ contract for another three years through 2014. “Anne has everything the DSO needs at this critical point in its history and we are honored that she has decided to […]

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Statement from DSO Chairman of the Board, Stanley Frankel

Published Wed, 25 May 2011 18:42:49

“The DSO learned of this disappointing loss just this morning.  We thank Emmanuelle Boisvert for her many years of dedicated service and artistic excellence and wish her much happiness and success in her future endeavors with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Retaining and attracting top talent remains a priority for the DSO at every level and […]

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DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES 2011-12 CLASSICAL & POPS SEASON

Published Fri, 20 May 2011 12:00:32

Leonard Slatkin creates sparkling spectrum of great music, both new and familiar for DSO patrons Today’s Season Preview & concert to be broadcast live via www.dso.org/live at 10 a.m. American Premiere of Michel Camilo’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and World Premiere of Kraken by Elaine Lebenbom Winner Du Yun Guest artists: Sir James Galway, Emanuel […]

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Leonard Slatkin To Receive Honorary Doctorate Of Fine Arts From Michigan State University

Published Mon, 06 Dec 2010 19:51:51

DETROIT, (Dec. 6, 2010) – Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Music Director Leonard Slatkin will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Michigan State University (MSU) during the university’s December commencement ceremonies, held Sat., Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Slatkin holds a deep commitment to the advancement of […]

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