DETROIT, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was recently named the recipient of a $300,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to support the community engagement and audience development activities of the DSO.
In addition, the Community Foundation is sponsoring the Detroit Public Television presentation of the DSO's Sunday, April 10 concert, which, along with a Saturday, April 9 performance, inaugurates the 2011 Spring Season. The concert will be broadcast at 7:30 pm April 10 on WTVS television channel 56 and broadcast live at 3 pm on WRCJ 90.9 FM. Audio and video live stream will also be available on www.dso.org and www.wrcjfm.org
"The Community Foundation values the DSO as one of the nation's foremost symphony orchestras and among the region's great cultural treasures," said Mariam C. Noland, president of the Community Foundation. "We support the DSO's efforts to deepen its relationship with audiences and to build future generation of supporters through thoughtful and creative engagement. The Community Foundation is delighted to participate in the broadcast of this historic free concert and to support similar initiatives that will allow the DSO to touch lives far beyond the concert hall."
About the DSO
The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros and collaborations with the world's foremost musical artists. The orchestra has earned awards and accolades for nearly 150 recordings since 1918, and its past touring and residency destinations include Europe, the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, Japan, the Hollywood Bowl, Florida, the Bravo! Colorado Festival and the State of Michigan. For more information on DSO programs, initiatives and concerts, please visit www.dso.org.
About the Community Foundation
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $462 million through more than 38,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.
SOURCE Detroit Symphony Orchestra