Additional Activities

Monday, June 5, 2017

Volunteer Dine-Around

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Monday, June 5, 2017 6:30 pm 10:00 pm $52

Location: Andiamo at the Detroit Riverfront

Take in a fantastic view of the Detroit Riverwalk as you join volunteers from across the country for dinner and a wine tasting with the sommelier from Detroit’s famed Andiamo restaurant. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with volunteers before Conference begins!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New Attendee Orientation

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:00 pm 12:30 pm

Come join the League of American Orchestras staff, meet other first time attendees, get your questions answered, and discover how to get the most out of your League of American Orchestras’ Conference experience.

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Volunteer Networking Luncheon and Speaker

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:30 pm 2:00 pm $45

Join fellow volunteers for a networking luncheon and to hear Detroit community leaders discuss volunteer leadership and member recruitment and retention.

Please note this is a ticketed event and will take place during the first constituency block.

Speakers: to be announced

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Dinner Break

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost Attachments
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:30 pm 7:00 pm $30

Take time to enjoy the culinary delights Detroit has to offer between the Opening Plenary and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert by exploring one of the two recommended options below:

If you are interested in exploring Midtown, please click here to see a list of recommended restaurants and bars close to the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. We strongly encourage those choosing this option to make reservations in advance.

If you would prefer the convenience of staying in the hall for dinner, the DSO is offering a catered dinner package in the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. This buffet dinner is priced at $30 and includes one complimentary beverage. Click here to view the menu.

Please note that space is limited to 300 people, and this option must be reserved and paid for in advance as part of your online registration for Conference.

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Special Session: Behind the Scenes of the DSO Webcast Initiatives

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:15 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for an insider’s look at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s robotic video webcasts, which are offered regularly and free on the internet. From equipment selection to production costs to artistic considerations, attendees will get the full picture of what’s involved in producing live video content each week.

Following the session, all interested attendees are invited to watch the concert from “inside the booth” on a large screen in the DSO’s Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge.

Speakers: Marc Geelhoed, director of digital initiatives, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Erik Rönmark, general manager, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 7:30 pm 9:30 pm $15-$105

Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts the DSO in a playful and engaging program to include Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s thrilling, satirical Seven Deadly Sins with multifaceted vocalist, and Detroit resident, Shara Nova. This 20th century theatrical masterpiece is presented alongside three exciting contemporary works: Ferran Cruixent’s Big Data (a DSO commission), Cindy McTee’s Double Play, and Mason Bates’ “Warehouse Medicine” from B-Sides, an homage to Detroit Techno. The concert kicks off with a special performance by the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Bus transportation will be provided. Buses will leave from the Motor Lobby Entrance of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

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Mix @ The Max Concert: Shigeto

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:30 pm 11:30 pm TBD

At the same time as the Tune-Up Party, the DSO’s Mix @ The Max series presents the genre-bending electronic music of Detroit’s very own Shigeto in its flexible performance space, The Cube. A limited number of tickets for Conference attendees will be available at the door, or visit dso.org to purchase in advance. Wristbands will be available to allow League guests to move between this concert and the Tune-Up Party.

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Tune-Up Party

Session Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:30 pm 11:30 pm

Following the concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, stay to enjoy the Conference Tune-Up Party in the spacious Atrium of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Bus transportation will be provided. Buses will leave from the Motor Lobby Entrance of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

All-Delegate Reception

Session Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:15 pm 6:15 pm

Join your friends and colleagues in the Exhibit Area for our annual opening reception.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Transformation”, providing a unique canvas on which to musically paint colors with the strokes of a virtuoso’s fingers, a tribute to a musician who’s whose ideas and vision were indeed transformative and transcendent—Leonard Bernstein.

As 2017-18 begins to shine light upon his centenary anniversary year, this special showcase performance by pianist, Thomas Pandolfi, pays tribute to the past, with an exciting nod to the future.

The All-Delegate Reception and Showcase sponsored by Thomas Pandolfi, Pianist.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 7:10 pm 11:00 pm $30

Location: Comerica Park

Join us for a fun night of baseball at beautiful Comerica Park.

Stay tuned! Tickets will be available for purchase through the League within the next several weeks.

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Next: Young Professionals Event

Session Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Join your fellow young professionals to mingle, network, and explore Detroit! As in years past, food and beverage will be available for purchase.

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