Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jack Lessenberry – Symphony worth saving?

Click HERE for the whole article on Michigan Radio The Detroit Symphony Orchestra strike is about to enter its fifth month with no end in sight. Michigan Radio’s Jack Lessenberry wonders if we’ve considered what is really at stake…… Tweet

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How much does Detroit value the arts?

by Ken Schoon There comes a time in the span of life when individuals, no longer supported by their parents, must find their own way in the world.  We call this crisis a coming of age, when educational and career … Continue reading

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AFM Encourages Continued Support of DSO

“The crisis in Detroit appears to be the centerpiece of a desire by the leadership of many arts organizations to restructure the United States symphonic industry,” explains Christopher Durham, Director of the AFM Symphonic Services Division. “In my opinion, this … Continue reading

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New contract to be offered by DSO management!

Click HERE for the entire article at the Detroit Free Press Amid speculation that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra might be on the verge of canceling or suspending the remainder of the season, the executive committee of the board took no action … Continue reading

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Sign our petition!

Ckick HERE to add your name to the growing list of supporters who want to Save the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Tweet

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Season not canceled, yet!

Click HERE for a link to the entire article DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra could be silenced for the rest of the season, and possibly even into next season, as the musicians’ strike drags on.  DSO board members have wrapped up an emergency … Continue reading

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Letter from Cornelia Pokrzywa

Dear DSO Board Members, Educational offerings are supposed to be the cornerstone of the DSO’s community outreach programs. Over the years, thousands of metro Detroit children have visited Orchestra Hall to hear Peter and the Wolf, Pictures at an Exhibition, … Continue reading

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Detroit News – January 26, 2011

DSO supporters encourage management to not cancel the season Michael H. Hodges / Detroit News Arts Writer Click HERE for the full article. From The Detroit News: Detroit— About 75 people turned out this morning at Orchestra Hall to implore … Continue reading

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Letter from Joseph Paul Cadariu

As a former assistant manager and director of development of the Detroit Symphony (64-66, Conductor Sixten Ehrling, General Manager Howard Harrington), I add my voice to that of the musicians in pleading to the orchestra management and board of trustees … Continue reading

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Letter from Gilbert Rose

Ladies and Gentlemen: I cannot be there on Wednesday owing to another obligation. However, I would like someone on the executive board to know that I am holding onto an $800.00 DSO gift certificate which I was going to use … Continue reading

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