Monthly Archives: December 2010

Write a letter to the DSO Board of Directors!

Many of you have asked what YOU can do to, right now, to help us work toward getting the musicians of the DSO back on the stage of Orchestra Hall where they belong. One thing that you can do today … Continue reading

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We have had MANY requests to donate money to SOS as well as personal support. How to do that: Please send a check to SOS PO Box 2403 Birmingham Michigan 48012-2403. Donations will be tax deductible in 2011 or retoactive … Continue reading

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Vacations in France, Leadership and Values

What a telling contrast!!   Ms. Parsons is off to France on a paid vacation (if verified) while the musicians are staying in town playing at homeless shelters.  The musicians have agreed to the Levin/Granholm 25% salary reduction compromise, while we are still in the dark as to … Continue reading

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Striking DSO Musicians Launch Tour At Homeless Shelters

POSTED: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 UPDATED: 12:01 pm EST December 21, 2010 DETROIT — Musicians on strike with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are launching a concert series for the homeless on Wednesday. The tour will host concerts at three Detroit shelters … Continue reading

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One Courageous Voice

Cecilia Benner’s address to the General Annual Meeting of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 9, 2010 Ceclia Benner, December 9, 2010. My name is Cecilia Benner. I am committed to this orchestra. I have been a subscriber for 48 years and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from SOS

An Open Letter to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, the Detroit Business and Political Communities and the Concerned Citizens of Metropolitan Detroit Are we really willing to lose the Detroit Symphony Orchestra? Since 1887 the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has … Continue reading

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Templates for requesting a refund for unused tickets

It is your right to ask for a refund for any tickets you have for concerts which have been canceled.  We recommend you do this because it increases the financial pressure on the DSO management to resolve the strike and … Continue reading

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Looking Back to the 1982 Strike

The following editorial clippings were published December 10, 1982. Tweet

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Letter to WRCJ

The following is a letter to Chris Felcyn (WRCJ radio host) from Judith Doyle in response to the recording, scheduling and broadcasting radio interviews of Detroit Symphony Musician Haden McKay (prerecorded and broadcast December 13, 2010 at 3 p.m.) and DSO … Continue reading

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History of the DSO

by Mike Bielski Waterville, Ohio In 1949 the Detroit Symphony Orchestra fired long-time cellist Georges Miquelle.  By spring music director Karl Krueger had alienated so many musicians that President Henry Reichhold threatened to fire the entire orchestra as a show … Continue reading

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