Monthly Archives: March 2011

Our response to the DSO Message of the Day

March 29, 2011 Dear Ms. Weingandt, Greetings from Save Our Symphony. Your most recent Message of the Day (included below) is largely devoted to our organization and our positions so, in the interest of fairness and an open dialogue, we … Continue reading

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Where is the truth?

From the DSO Musicians: We are continuing to try to set up a bargaining session in the hope of reaching a settlement. Management asked us to provide a breakdown of how we would spend $34.3 plus $2 million before they … Continue reading

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Letter from Jack and Anne Hommes

We will not contribute to any of the MAX endeavors until we have our SYMPHONY back, with last year’s orchestral musicians, and a contract agreed to by the arbitration panel as proposed by the musicians and currently being rejected by … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Maestro Slatkin

3-28-2011 Dear Mr. Slatkin, We represent a group of concerned citizens who have banded together to find a resolution to the DSO management/musician impasse. We seek an opportunity to meet with you and discuss the audience stakeholder viewpoint. As music … Continue reading

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Letter from Timothy Briggs

Dear DSO Board of Directors, Let me begin by introducing myself. I’m Timothy Briggs, a faculty member in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University. For the past three months I’ve been observing the public conversation regarding the … Continue reading

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Letter from Cornelia Pokrzywa

  Dear DSO Board of Directors, I know you have received many letters from people urging you to settle the strike. This letter is different. This letter is a trip down memory lane, a snapshot of a serendipitous moment that … Continue reading

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Letter to Mayor Bing from Sharman Spieser

To the Honorable Dave Bing Mayor, City of Detroit March 26, 2011 Dear Mayor Bing, Please accept my sincere condolences, as it appears that the City of Detroit is about to lose its beloved Detroit Symphony Orchestra. What this means … Continue reading

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Call to Action!

CALL TO ACTION – CALL TO ACTION – CALL TO ACTION! PLEASE JOIN US! Wednesday March 30, 11:30 am Orchestra Hall, Back Door Greet the DSO Board of Directors Wear your blue SOS Wristband The DSO is suffering historic losses … Continue reading

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New post by Drew McManus

March 22, 2011 | Drew McManus I received a copy of a letter from Sandra Reitelman, the former Director of Corporate Fund-raising for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) from 2004-2006. In her letter, Reitelman characterizes “an incomplete ability to draw … Continue reading

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