72nd National Conference

League of American Orchestras

June 6–8, 2017 / Detroit

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center


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Orchestras are in the throes of a great transformation: from what they are to who they are for. They are redefining their purpose to align with the new creative and civic opportunities arising from the profound changes in American society. Against the backdrop of Detroit’s remarkable transformation and the rapidly changing public policy landscape in America, the Conference will explore the role of orchestras in our increasingly diverse society, the nexus of creativity and community, and the culture of orchestras themselves.

Join us for Detroit Rising / Transformation in American Orchestras.

Additional generous support for the 2017 Conference provided by The Kresge Foundation.


Don’t miss this video from our Conference host, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra: