Concerts and Meals

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

Ticket/Voucher Exchange in the Exhibit Area

Session Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Renaissance Ballroom Foyer, Level 4

If you purchased concert tickets to The Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert for Tuesday at 7:30pm, the voucher you received when you printed your badge may be redeemed for tickets.

A representative of The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s box office will be in the Exhibit Area to collect your voucher and issue tickets for the performance.

Any tickets not redeemed during these hours will be held in The Detroit Symphony Orchestra box office at Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center and may be picked up before the performance.

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Volunteer Networking Luncheon and Panel

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:30 pm 2:00 pm $45

Location: Mackinac West, Level 5

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 Institute of Arts; Renée 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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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 (Text by Dr. Maya Angelou)
*Used by permission of Caged Bird Legacy, LLC.
Mason Bates – Warehouse Medicine

Leonard Slatkin, music director
Shara Nova, vocalist
Dr. Tonya Matthews, narrator

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 Pax 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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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

League Luncheon and Annual Meeting

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:15 pm 2:15 pm $30

Location: Columbus, Level 4

Join us for the League Luncheon and Annual Meeting, which will include remarks by League President and CEO Jesse Rosen, League Board Chair Patricia Richards, and Ann Meier Baker, director of music and opera, NEA;, a celebration of the League’s 75th anniversary, the Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service, recognition of the career of Chester Lane, former senior editor of Symphony magazine, and a special showcase performance by The Annie Moses Band. Wayne Brown, president and CEO of Michigan Opera Theatre is the emcee.

The League Luncheon Showcase is sponsored by JRA Fine Arts.

The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Time for Three

Session Date Start Time End Time Additional Cost
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 7:00 pm 10:00 pm $25

Performance Information: Tf3 Bio, Exhibition Information

Known for their unique style that blends elements of classical, country western, gypsy, and jazz, groundbreaking trio, Time for Three (Tf3) brings a high-energy performance to Wasserman Projects. Members are Nicolas (Nick) Kendall on violin, Charles Yang on violin, and Ranaan Meyer on double bass.

The evening’s landscape will be set by Alejandro Campins and José Yaque—two Cuban artists featured in the exhibition “City of Queen Anne’s Lace”. Their paintings, drawings, and sculptural work speak to the energy of Detroit’s bustling metropolitan past and the aura of the city’s hopeful future.

Curated by Rafael DiazCasas and presented in partnership with Cuban Artists Fund, Galleria Continua and Sean Kelly Gallery.

Visit to purchase tickets.

Entrance is located on the north side of the building.
Follow gravel drive to end, enter through red door adjacent red sculpture.
Self-parking in lots opposite entrance or along Russell Street.

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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 to purchase in advance. Use Code LEAGUE2017 at the check-out for $11 tickets (reg. $15).

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Closing Plenary and Luncheon —

Pathways Forward

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:15 pm 3:15 pm

Location: Columbus, Level 4

America faces a dramatically new policy landscape that may pose serious threats to the arts and the values we associate with them. While the path ahead may not be clear, this is no time to stand on the sidelines. Join national thought leaders for a stimulating conversation on pathways forward — and the role of arts and culture — in these uncertain times.

Speakers: Melanca Clark, president, the Hudson Webber Foundation; Maria Rosario Jackson, member, National Council on the Arts, senior advisor to the arts and culture program, the Kresge Foundation; Rip Rapson, president and CEO, the Kresge Foundation; Steven J. Tepper, dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

Lunch will be provided as part of your Conference registration fee.

Akustiks is generously sponsoring the Closing Plenary and Luncheon.

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