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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.

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...

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?