Detroit Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Anne Parsons issues statement about her health

Posted on: December 10, 2018

“The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has shared some news about its much-admired CEO, Anne Parsons,” writes Susan Elliott in Friday’s (12/7) Musical America (subscription required). “ ‘This fall, Detroit Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Anne Parsons was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. Her doctors at the Henry Ford Health System have done extensive testing and found several options for treatment. As a lifelong non-smoker and an overall healthy and positive individual, Anne has many reasons to feel optimistic, and she plans on working throughout her treatment. As her plan has recently moved to a stage involving a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, she wanted to be fully transparent with her DSO family about potential changes to her schedule. In sharing this news, Anne specified that her two goals are to do everything she can to stabilize her health and to ensure that the DSO continues to thrive and is not adversely affected by her personal circumstances. Together, the DSO and Anne aim to be completely transparent about this matter, and we will provide updates if necessary. As there is currently little change foreseen to the daily operations of the orchestra, this will be our only statement on this personal health news at this time.’ ”

Posted December 10, 2018