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Watch free livestream of the League Conference’s Opening Plenary today

At 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, June 6, watch the Opening Plenary session of the League’s 2017 Conference as civic, business, and cultural leaders reveal the powerful interplay of their paths and how they’ve become change agents in building a new Detroit for all. Leaders from the League and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will offer greetings, as will James G. Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. Plus, Ann Hobson Pilot, former principal harp of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will receive the League’s 2017 Gold Baton Award, the League of American Orchestras’ highest honor, given annually for distinguished service to America’s orchestras. The Detroit Rising: Stories of Renewal panel discussion will feature Matt Cullen, principal, Rock Ventures LLC and CEO, JACK Entertainment LLC; Hassan Jaber, executive director, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS); Mariam Noland, president, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan; and Shirley Stancato, president and CEO, New Detroit; with moderator Mark Stryker, arts reporter and music critic at the Detroit Free Press from 1995 to 2016. And of course there’s music: musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Gateways Music Festival, and Sphinx Virtuosi will perform works of Debussy. Check it all out live at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6.

Posted June 6, 2017

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