A message from Art O’Reilly

 

Dear Friend:

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has, for more than a century, inspired our community with world-class music and artistry. For many of us, the DSO is a bridge between our past and our future. Listening to the world’s top musicians play on the magnificent stage of Orchestra Hall, not only reminds us of our grand and ambitious history; it also replenishes our wellspring of optimism about the future of our great community.

As we look forward, we understand the challenges ahead. But we also understand that the strength of the DSO is not found in the bricks, mortar, and steel upon which Orchestra Hall was built. Rather, it is found in fellowship of leaders, patrons and musicians who have worked for many years to preserve and grow this cultural jewel of Detroit and Southeast Michigan.

The mission of the Governing Members is to ensure that this tradition of support continues well into the next century. We are community leaders who recognize that the DSO is a dominant thread in Detroit’s rich cultural tapestry, a destination for education and learning for all of Southeast Michigan, and a symbol that music and culture are flourishing in our community. We have accepted responsibility for preserving this institution by committing to be ambassadors for the DSO in our social and business communities and outspoken advocates for arts and culture generally.

As Chairman of the Governing Members and as a Member of the Board of Directors, I am dedicated to ensuring that our DSO remains a vital and vibrant part of our great community. But I need your help. The bedrock for a sustainable and vibrant DSO is a broad base of Governing Members who are willing and able to provide the enthusiasm, leadership, and philanthropy necessary to preserve this cultural gem. Won’t you join us?
Together, we will ensure that the DSO remains a part of our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren.

Engage and inspire,


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