Detroit Symphony receives $100K endowment gift from musicians

Posted on: December 19, 2017

At its annual meeting on December 14, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced a $100,000 endowment gift from the musicians of the DSO, representing 100 percent participation. The gift may be used to bring high-caliber guests in future seasons, including conductors and soloists; making digital recordings; commissioning new orchestral music; or creating scholarships for students enrolled in the DSO’s Civic Youth Ensembles. Two matching endowment contributions of $100,000 each were also announced at the meeting: the first from DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin and his wife, composer Cindy McTee; and the second from Board Chair Ric Huttenlocher and his wife, Carola. Said DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons, “We are so honored to share this news of endowment support from every one of our musicians and from Leonard and Cindy. Their funds to support artistic excellence and emerging artists speak to their passion for Detroit and our collective belief in the bright artistic future of symphonic music.”

Posted December 19, 2017