Mapping the DSO Journey

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 8:45 am 10:00 am

Location: Cartier, Level 4

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, like its hometown, has undergone a major transformation. A highly intentional effort to change its culture has led to a refocused mission and governance, four consecutive balanced budgets, and two consecutive labor contracts settled quietly and early. The DSO has also in recent years flattened access to its programs, embraced technology, and expanded its geographic footprint both regionally and globally. In this discussion, the DSO reflects on this change and discusses the orchestra’s even higher aspirations both artistically and for its role in the community. Learn how an orchestra can make fundamental change on its journey towards sustainability.

Speakers: Peter Cummings, principal, The Platform, chairman emeritus, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Mark Davidoff, board chairman, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Haden McKay, cellist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Faye Nelson, president and board chairman, DTE Energy Foundation; and Anne Parsons, president and CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Moderator: Horst Abraham, faculty, Ross School of Business, Executive Education, University of Michigan

Made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.