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Detroit Symphony

The Listener as Participant

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Should other orchestras attempt this? That is up to them, but certainly each and every ensemble must find new ways to reach the public these days.

Orchestra Moving to the Internet

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

One method in particular has been a boon for us: Internet broadcasting of virtually all of our subscription concerts.

Provocative Choices for Orchestras

Jesse Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Orchestras have some choices ahead. They can observe these developments as interesting and positive but ultimately not relevant to their futures. Or they might want to find ways to affiliate and partner with these ensembles, leveraging their respective assets.

My Kind of Town

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

You will keep reading about the blight of the city, another corrupt politician, leadership changes and the like. But I am here to tell you that this is a thriving cultural metropolis. It is a testament to the resilience of Detroiters. It is why the city will overcome its many obstacles.

Why Music Is Important: The Orchestra Crisis

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Musicians and orchestras are extraordinary treasures, and to deny them a place in our society is to deprive everyone of one of the most positive and magical experiences in life.

Symphony Looks To Move Out Of The Red

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.31.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that it has resolved $54 million in loans owed to five banks on a real estate deal for th...

Kid Rock's $1 Million Symphony

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — This time last year, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was about a month removed from a contentious musicians' strike that worsened its a...

Symphony Takes Risk With Kid Rock

AP | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Kid Rock is teaming up with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a one-night benefit concert for the nationally recognized orchestra, or...

Kid Rock Teams Up With A Symphony

Posted 04.28.2012 | Home

The Associated Press DETROIT -- Rapper-rocker Kid Rock is teaming up with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a one-night benefit concert. The De...

Detroit Symphony Sets Web Record

AP | Posted 04.13.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — The Detroit symphony has set what it believes is a record for the most viewers of a live, online performance by a U.S. symphonic group...

Watch The DSO From Your Couch

AP | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has launched a webcast player that will allow music lovers to enjoy an upcoming performance of Mozart's Horn...

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Heads To Carnegie Hall

AP | By JEFF KAROUB | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT -- How does the Detroit Symphony Orchestra get to Carnegie Hall? Like everyone else – practice, practice, practice. But the Motor City m...

Classical Music Economics: Is There a Solution?

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ben Rosen

Is the Detroit Symphony's dire situation a one-off phenomenon, or is it part of a larger problem affecting classical music organizations throughout the United States?

Detroit Symphony Reject Contract Offer, Prolonging Strike

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — Striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians rejected the latest contract proposal from orchestra management, but the disagreement ha...