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

Session Date Start Time End Time
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

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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 around best practices for:

  • Attracting volunteers
  • Helping new volunteers feel connected to the organization
  • Identifying and grooming emerging volunteer leaders
  • Making volunteer leadership roles more attractive
  • Launching leadership teams at the beginning of new fiscal years
  • Encouraging and recognizing volunteer accomplishments

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

Speakers: Michele Hodges, president, Belle Isle Conservancy; Philip Rivera, director, Volunteer Services, Detroit Services of Arts;
Renee Rodriguez, volunteer manager, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

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Dinner Break

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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

Session Date Start Time End Time
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 $25-$105

Location: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Hall

Mohammed Fairouz – Pax universalis
Weill – Seven Deadly Sins
Sarah Kirkland Snider – Something for the Dark
Jonathan Bailey Holland – Equality
Mason Bates – Warehouse Medicine

Leonard Slatkin, music director
Shara Nova, vocalist

Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts the DSO in a thrillingly diverse and engaging program to include Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s satirical Seven Deadly Sins with multifaceted vocalist, and Detroit resident, Shara Nova. This 20th century theatrical masterpiece is presented alongside several contemporary works: Mohammed Fairouz’s universalis, dedicated to children who have fallen victim to global conflict, former DSO Lebenbom Award winner Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark, Michigan native Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Equality (featuring the poetry of Maya Angelou), and Mason Bates’ homage to Detroit Techno “Warehouse Medicine” from B-Sides. 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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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 this annual reception.

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

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 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 showcaes performance by pianist, Thomas Pandolfi, pays tribute to the past, with an exciting nod to the future.

American pianist THOMAS PANDOLFI is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide, and showered with superlatives by critics for his passioniste artistry and amazing techniue. His orchestral appearances often feature not only the beloved masterpiece concerti by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, and Liszt, but also the equally brilliant ones by Paderewski, Rubenstein, and Moszkowski. Additionally in the “Pops” genre, Thomas’ critically acclaimed performances of Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin), Concerto in F (Gershwin), Warsaw Concerto (Addinsell) and the James Bond Concerto (Proctor) are immensely popular.

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 11:30 pm

Location: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Join your fellow young professionals to mingle and network in the DSO atrium, where unique Detroit food vendors and drinks will be available for purchase.

Attendees are invited to purchase discounted tickets for an evening performance by Shigeto at the DSO’s flexible performance space, The Cube. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, or visit dso.org to purchase in advance. Use Code LEAGUE2017 at the check-out for $11 tickets (reg. $15)

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Mix @ The Max Concert: Shigeto

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:30 pm 11:30 pm $11

Location: The Cube at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

The DSO’s Mix @ The Max series presents the genre-bending electronic music of Detroit’s very own Shigeto performing with a live ensemble of musicians in its flexible performance space, The Cube. Cool shades of ambient music, stuttering early IDM, dubsetp sub-bass, and jazz melodicism color Shigeto’s palette. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto’s music is a bridge between the past and present, bring the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.

A limited number of tickets for Conference attendees will be available at the door, or visit dso.org to purchase in advance. Use Code LEAGUE2017 at the check-out for $11 tickets (reg. $15).

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