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2018 2019


Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc. LIFETIME MEMBERS


Samuel Frankel ◊ David Handleman, Sr.◊ Dr. Arthur L. Johnson ◊

James B. Nicholson Clyde Wu, M.D.◊

Peter D. Cummings Phillip Wm. Fisher Stanley Frankel

Alfred R. Glancy III ◊ Robert S. Miller James B. Nicholson

DIRECTORS Robert A. Allesee EMERITI Floy Barthel

John A. Boll, Sr. Richard A. Brodie Lois & Avern Cohn Marianne Endicott Sidney Forbes Mrs. Harold Frank Barbara Frankel

Herman Frankel Paul Ganson Mort Harris Gloria Heppner, Ph.D. Ronald M. Horwitz Richard P. Kughn◊ Dr. Melvin A. Lester David R. Nelson Marilyn Pincus

Lloyd E. Reuss Marjorie S. Saulson Alan E. Schwartz Jane Sherman David Usher Barbara Van Dusen Arthur A. Weiss, Esq.


Mark A. Davidoff Chairman Glenda D. Price, Ph.D. Vice Chair Anne Parsons President & CEO

Faye Alexander Nelson Treasurer Arthur T. O’Reilly Secretary Ralph J. Gerson Officer at Large

Nancy Schlichting Officer at Large Janice Uhlig Officer at Large

Pamela Applebaum Janice Bernick Governing Members Chair Marco Bruzzano Jeremy Epp Orchestra Representative Samuel Fogleman Herman B. Gray, M.D. Nicholas Hood III Daniel J. Kaufman Michael J. Keegan

Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder Bonnie Larson Dr. M. Roy Wilson Arthur C. Liebler David M. Wu, M.D. Xavier Mosquet Stephen R. Polk David T. Provost Bernard I. Robertson Sharon Sparrow Orchestra Representative Shirley Stancato Arn Tellem

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Directors are responsible for maintaining a culture of accountability, resource development, and strategic thinking. As fiduciaries, Directors oversee the artistic and cultural health and strategic direction of the DSO.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Richard Huttenlocher, Chair Trustees are a diverse group of community leaders who infuse creative thinking and innovation into how the DSO strives to achieve both artistic vitality and organizational sustainability.

Ismael Ahmed Rosette Ajluni Richard Alonzo Robert Bluestein Suzanne Bluestein Penny B. Blumenstein Elizabeth Boone Gwen Bowlby Margaret Cooney Casey Karen Cullen Joanne Danto Stephen R. D’Arcy Maureen T. D’Avanzo Richard L. DeVore Afa Sadykhly Dworkin Annmarie Erickson James C. Farber Jennifer Fischer Aaron Frankel

Carolynn Frankel Christa Funk Alan M. Gallatin Robert Gillette Jody Glancy Malik Goodwin Mary Ann Gorlin Laura Grannemann Leslie Green Laura Hernandez-Romine Donald Hiruo Michele Hodges Julie Hollinshead Antoinette G. Hubbard Renato Jamett Joseph Jonna John Jullens David Karp Joel D. Kellman

Jennette Smith Kotila James P. Lentini, D.M.A Linda Dresner Levy Joshua Linkner Florine Mark Tonya Matthews, Ph.D. David N. McCammon Lydia Michael NextGen Chair

Lois A. Miller Daniel Millward Scott Monty Shari Morgan Frederick J. Morsches Sean M. Neall Eric Nemeth Mary Okun Shannon Orme Orchestra Representative

Vivian Pickard William F. Pickard, Ph.D. Gerrit Reepmeyer Richard Robinson James Rose, Jr. Marc Schwartz Lois L. Shaevsky Thomas Shafer Margaret Shulman Cathryn M. Skedel, Ph.D. Ralph Skiano Orchestra Representative

Mark Tapper Laura J. Trudeau Gwen Weiner Jennifer Whitteaker R. Jamison Williams Margaret E. Winters Ellen Hill Zeringue


Janet and Norm Ankers, Chairs Cecilia Benner Joanne Danto Gregory Haynes Bonnie Larson Lois Miller Richard Sonenklar GOVERNING MEMBERS OFFICERS

Janice Bernick Chairwoman Jiehan Alonzo Vice Chair, Signature Events Suzanne Dalton Vice Chair, Annual Giving Diana Golden Vice Chair, Membership

James C. Farber Immediate Past Chair

Samantha Svoboda Vice Chair, Communications David Assemany Member at Large Maureen D’Avanzo Member at Large

Bonnie Larson Member at Large David Everson Orchestra Representative Kenneth Thompkins Orchestra Representative



2018 | 2019 ANNUAL REPORT WELCOME Dear Friends, It is our great pleasure to present you with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 Annual Report, in which you can read about the many highlights from the past year. It was a fantastic year, full of artistic highlights, community engagement, and educational impact. But it was also a year of anticipation, as we prepared to celebrate the centennial of our home, Orchestra Hall, one of the greatest concert halls in the world. The DSO and Orchestra Hall are together today because of a remarkable moment of leadership 100 years ago when citizens of Detroit banded together and said a world-class orchestra deserves a world-class concert hall, and that our city deserves both. Civic leadership was also demonstrated in 1970 when a group of musicians and community members brought together by Paul Ganson helped to save Orchestra Hall from the wrecking ball, and in 1989 when the DSO made the decision to leave downtown and return here to midtown, becoming trailblazers in a renaissance of an entire neighborhood. For over a century, leaders of the DSO and in our community have passionately believed that our city needs a world-class orchestra in order to fully thrive. People like Chairman Emeritus Al Glancy, who we sadly lost last season and who was instrumental in the days when the DSO returned to Orchestra Hall and whose legacy still supports our live webcasts week after week; people like Director Emeritus Mort Harris, a true hero who we honored at our annual gala in June; and like Chairman Emeritus Jim Nicholson, whose impact is immeasurable and who we honored in March as our fifth ever Lifetime Member. As was true in 1919, we have bold plans. Our future is bright. From attracting and retaining the best talent in the world, both on stage and off, to ensuring that every student in Detroit has access to an instrument, we are energized by our commitment to harmonize Detroit, and all Detroiters, through music. Your commitment is the fuel for the DSO engine. Let’s make it happen together as one DSO family. With appreciation,

Anne Parsons

Mark Davidoff

President and CEO



The DSO fondly remembers the leadership of Chairman Emeritus Alfred R. Glancy III, who passed away on January 10, 2019. Al joined the DSO board of directors in 1974, serving for 40 years including six as its chairman (1992 – 1998). During his tenure as chairman, Al was instrumental in holding the organization together following a major loss of state funding, and he later led the board during the launch of the Orchestra Place project in 1996, which began a period of much-needed development in the area surrounding Orchestra Hall. Since 2014, the Alfred R. Glancy III Capital Reserve and Technology Fund has bolstered the DSO and its facilities, including providing for new stage flooring and upgrades to its webcast technology and cameras. In recognition for this support, the DSO named its webcast control room in Al’s honor. A generous, passionate, and action-oriented donor, Al helped DSO staff and musicians alike get their jobs done, both on stage and off. May his memory be a blessing.



The DSO finished its 2018-2019 season with its seventh consecutive operational surplus and fifth consecutive year of ticket revenue growth. Overall contributed revenue increased from the previous year, and the DSO’s endowment continued to grow, ending the year at $55.3 million.


(dollars in millions — year ended August 31)




$ 7.32


Other Earned Revenue




Endowment Draws




Contributed Revenue




2019 Ticket Revenue


$ 29.17

Total Revenue Expenses


$ 29.58




$ 0.04


Normal Distribution



Net Surplus/ (Deficit) from Operations



29.48 0.10


(millions of dollars)


Market Gain


Owned & Controlled




3.6 $

- $

(1.4) $


Third-Party Controlled for DSO Benefit




- $

.5 $

(1.0) $


Grand Total




3.6 $

.5 $

(2.4) $



2018 | 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

YOUR DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEONARD SLATKIN Music Director Laureate Music Directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation




Principal Pops Conductor

Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair

Music Director Emeritus



Christopher Hamlen

Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy

Eric Nowlin

Nicholas Myers



Katherine Tuck Chair

Julie and Ed Levy, Jr. Chair

Hai-Xin Wu

James VanValkenburg

Schwartz Shapero Family Chair

Caroline Coade



Jennifer Wey Fang

Glenn Mellow

Walker L. Cisler/Detroit Edison Foundation Chair

Hang Su


HARP Patricia Masri-Fletcher PRINCIPAL

Winifred E. Polk Chair

Shanda Lowery-Sachs


Hart Hollman

Sharon Sparrow

Han Zheng

Bernard and Eleanor Robertson Chair

Mike Chen

Amanda Blaikie

Adrienne Rönmark*


Jeffery Zook

Laura Soto*


Marguerite Deslippe* Laurie Landers Goldman* Rachel Harding Klaus* Eun Park Lee*

Greg Staples*

Wei Yu

James C. Gordon Chair

Jiamin Wang*

Abraham Feder


Morton and Brigitte Harris Chair PRINCIPAL

Women’s Association for the DSO Chair

Adam Sadberry


(18-19 season)

Mingzhao Zhou*


Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair

Yoonshin Song~

Robert Bergman*


Jeremy Crosmer*



David LeDoux*

Adam Stepniewski

Peter McCaffrey*


The Devereaux Family Chair

Joanne Danto and Arnold Weingarden Chair

Will Haapaniemi*

Haden McKay*

David and Valerie McCammon Chair

Hae Jeong Heidi Han*

Úna O’Riordan*

Mary Ann and Robert Golin Chair

David and Valerie McCammon Chair

Paul Wingert*

Sheryl Hwangbo*

Victor and Gale Girolami Chair

Hong-Yi Mo*


Alexandros Sakarellos*

Kevin Brown

Joseph Striplin*~ Marian Tanau*

Alexander Kinmonth PRINCIPAL

Jack A. and Aviva Robinson Chair

Sarah Lewis

Maggie Miller Chair


(retired following 18-19 season)

Van Dusen Family Chair


Stephen Molina

Shari and Craig Morgan Chair



Jing Zhang*

Linton Bodwin


Stephen Edwards



Brian Ventura

Sujin Lim*

Drs. Doris Tong and Teck Soo Chair

Jeffery Zook

Monica Fosnaugh



Bryan Kennedy~

Andrés Pichardo-Rosenthal

Ralph Skiano

David Everson

William Cody Knicely Chair


Robert B. Semple Chair

Jack Walters

PVS Chemicals Inc./Jim and Ann Nicholson Chair


Shannon Orme

E-FLAT CLARINET Laurence Liberson


Mark Abbott

TRUMPET Hunter Eberly

Shannon Orme


Richard and Mona Alonzo Chair

Lee and Floy Barthel Chair

James Ritchie


Kevin Good Stephen Anderson ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

LIBRARIANS Robert Stiles

Michael Gause



Ethan Allen



Barbara Frankel and Ronald Michalak Chair


James Ritchie


William Lucas



Kenneth Thompkins PRINCIPAL

Heather Hart Rochon


David Binder

Patrick Peterson

Victoria King

Randall Hawes




Robert Williams

Michael Ke Ma Assistant Principal Marcus Schoon



Randall Hawes

Dennis Rottell STAGE MANAGER


Ryan DeMarco

Dennis Nulty PRINCIPAL

Noel Keese



Steven Kemp

Karl Pituch

Joseph Becker

Marcus Schoon


Johanna Yarbrough



Ruth Roby and Alfred R. Glancy III Chair


Matthew Pons


Michael Sarkissian

Scott Strong



  ~ Extended leave   *These members may voluntarily revolve seating within the section on a regular basis



3 5 2

musicians joined the DSO MIKE CHEN






Dorothy and Herbert Graebner Chair

national auditions were held

positions were filled


audition candidates

audition applicants




ALEXANDER VOLKOV VIOLIN (position filled in 19-20 season)



musician retirement BRIAN VENTURA


This season we honored musicians Adam Stepniewski (Acting Principal Second Violin, Devereaux Family Chair) and Jeffery Zook (Piccolo & Flute) for 28 years of service with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.



President and CEO James B. and Ann V. Nicholson Chair

Current as of December 2019

Patrick Peterson

Manager of Orchestra Personnel

Claudia Restrepo

Orchestra and Training Programs Librarian

Hannah Engwall


Sarah Smarch

Michael Frisco

Public Relations Coordinator DEVELOPMENT Content Manager and Lead Storyteller

Teresa Alden

Jill Elder

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Linda Lutz

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Erik Rรถnmark

Vice President and General Manager

Joy Crawford

Digital Marketing Manager


Senior Director of Advancement

Alex Kapordelis

Campaign Director

Jenni Clark

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Fundraising Events Specialist

Elaine Curvin

Campaign Research Specialist

Executive Assistant to the Vice President and CDO


Managing Director of Paradise Jazz Series/Managing Director & Curator of @ The Max

Jessica Ruiz

Director of Artistic Planning

Megan Belansky

Popular and Special Programs Coordinator

Catherine Miller

Artistic Coordinator

Goode Wyche

Cube Coordinator


Director of Digital Initiatives


Joey Edmonds

Presley Feezell

Campaign Stewardship Coordinator

Stephanie Glazier

Stewardship Coordinator

Holly Gorecki

Manager of Advancement Services

Leslie Groves

Major Gift Officer

Amanda Lindstrom

Fulfillment Coordinator, Individual Giving

Juanda Pack

Artistic Operations Assistant

Lori Cairo

Juliano Bitonti Stewart Major Gift Officer

Amanda Tew

Patron Loyalty Coordinator

Senior Director of Community Front of House Manager & Learning

Sharon Gardner Carr

Debora Kang

Director of Education

Kiersten Alcorn

Assistant Manager of Tessitura and Ticketing Operations

Norris Jackson Security Officer

Edward John

Assistant Chief of Security

Ronald Martin Security Officer


James Sabatella

Jody Harper



Hunter Janness

Education Coordinator

Clare Valenti

Audience Development Coordinator Group Sales Manager

Manager of Community Engagement

FINANCE Jeremiah Hess

Senior Director of Accounting & Finance

Sandra Mazza

Sara Wabrowetz Michelle Wisler

Payroll and Benefits Accountant

Human Resources Director

Shuntia Perry

Human Resources Coordinator

Nicki Inman

Senior Director of Patron Development & Engagement

Senior Director of Technology & Infrastructure

Christina Williams

Dan Saunders

Director of Catering and Retail Services

Director of Facilities Management

Nate Richter

Frederico Augustin

Bar Manager

Facility Engineer

Rita Sayegh

Clarence Burnett

Retail Manager


Maintenance Supervisor

Matt Deneka

Maintenance Technician

Manager of Events and Rentals

Martez Duncan

Ashley Powers

William Guilbault

Coordinator of Event Stales and Administration

PATRON SALES & SERVICE Michelle Marshall


Johnnie Scott

Digital Content Specialist

Kendall Snead

Public Relations Manager

Chief of Security

LaHeidra Marshall

Training Ensembles Recruitment and Operations Coordinator

Denise Ousley

Ben Breuninger

Greg Schimizzi

Security Officer

Matthew Way

Content Coordinator

Director of Safety & Security

Jay Holladay

Event Sales Representative

Natalie Berger

George Krappmann

Mickayla Chapman

Marketing Coordinator


Senior Director of Communications


Rebecca Godwin

Data and Research Specialist Advancement Relations and Strategic Initiatives Manager

Lead Ticketing Specialist

Community Engagement Coordinator

Gift Processing Coordinator

Corporate Giving Officer

Matthew Carlson

Ezra Gans

Caen Thomason-Redus

Susan Queen

Heather Hart Rochon

Stage Manager

Annick Busch

Senior Accountant


Dennis Rottell


Advancements Benefits Concierge

Orchestra Manager

Director of Orchestra Personnel

Director of Audience Development

Chantel Woodard

Manager, Patron Sales & Service

Connor Mehren

Box Office Administrator

Tommy Tatti

Assistant Manager of Patron Sales & Service

Maintenance Technician Maintenance Technician

Crystal King

Maintenance Technician

Daniel Speights

Maintenance Technician

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Michelle Koning Web Manager

RaJon Taylor

Application Administrator



Bruckner Symphony No. 3


Story: Summer Up North


American Panorama Mascot Video

We were thrilled to welcome top musical talent from around the world to Orchestra Hall, and to welcome back Leonard Slatkin for his first season as Music Director Laureate. Major guest artists including Gil Shaham, Emanuel Ax, Hélène Grimaud, Kent Nagano, Simone Young, and Karina Canellakis all traveled across the globe to perform here in Detroit with our world-class orchestra. INTERLOCHEN The DSO concluded its 2018-2019 season with a much-anticipated return to Interlochen Center for the Arts at the end of July. The weeklong residency was the orchestra’s first visit since 2006 and reestablished the bond between the two iconic Michigan cultural institutions. In addition to performing a concert with conductor Matthias Pintscher and pianist Joseph Moog, DSO musicians led workshops and masterclasses and played in side-by-side rehearsals with Interlochen students. Many thanks to the following for their support of our partnership with Interlochen: Butzel Long, Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden, Elaine & Eugene C. Driker, Charlene Handleman, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hooberman, Betsy & Joel Kellman, Nicole & Matt Lester, Shari & Craig Morgan, Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder, Drs. David & Bernadine Wu, Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen, and one who wishes to remain anonymous. AMERICAN PANORAMA The DSO’s sixth Winter Music Festival celebrated the music, composers, and culture of the United States. Six all-American concert programs in Orchestra Hall were complemented by 13 festival events in The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube, presenting a wide view of our country’s artistic past, present, and future. Leonard Slatkin – a celebrated champion of American composers – led the orchestra in works like Joan Tower’s Sequoia, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and John Luther Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean; there was also a performance of John Cage’s 4’33”, the world premiere of Kristin Kuster’s Dune Acres (commissioned by the DSO), and Henry Ford’s 1703 Stradivarius in the hands of Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy (Schwartz Shapero Family Chair) thanks to a partnership with the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Across the William Davidson Atrium, The Cube presented film screenings, tributes to Dexter Gordon and George Walker, dance showcases, and performances by artists as diverse as Kaki King, Miguel Zenón, Shigeto, and Mumu Fresh. NEW MUSIC AND WORLD PREMIERES


Throughout the season, we performed the works of well-known and up-andcoming contemporary composers. In addition to music by John Luther Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Joan Tower, and others during American Panorama, the DSO played works by Daníel Bjarnason (Violin Concerto), Anna Clyne (“Three Sisters” Concerto), Sebastian Currier (Divisions), Andrew Norman (Play), and the DSO’s Lebenbom Award winner Juliet Palmer (Oil & Water). LIVE FROM ORCHESTRA HALL

Kim Kennedy Plays Henry Ford’s Strad


Juliet Palmer World Premiere

The Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series entered its eighth season, sharing the music of the DSO with listeners in all 50 states and 100 countries worldwide. More than 200,000 viewers tuned into 2018-2019 Classical Series webcasts and tens of thousands of students viewed Educational Concert Series performances right in their classrooms thanks to the Classroom Edition expansion. DSO Replay, the on-demand streaming service for archived webcasts, is available to anyone who donates $50 or more to the Annual Fund. The DSO remains the only major orchestra in the world to webcast all classical programs for free.


RECORDINGS In February 2019, the latest in the DSO’s series of John Williams concertos was released digitally on Naxos: the Tuba Concerto, featuring Principal Tuba Dennis Nulty. The following month, our disc of Copland’s Grohg and Billy The Kid was released on the Naxos American Classics series. Both releases were conducted by Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin, and the latter recording was nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance! Additionally, James Ehnes’s 2018 album features the DSO performing James Newton Howard’s Violin Concerto with conductor Cristian Măcelaru.


Cirque de la Symphonie

WILLIAM DAVIDSON NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES The orchestra returned to seven Metro Detroit venues – in Southfield, Clinton Township, Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe – to present the eighth annual William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series. The series featured many DSO musicians as soloists, including Principal Cello Wei Yu (James C. Gordon Chair), Principal Clarinet Ralph Skiano (Robert B. Semple Chair), Principal Bassoon Robert Williams, and Principal Trumpet Hunter Eberly (Lee and Floy Barthel Chair). Guest conductors and artists included KenDavid Masur, Gemma New, Kensho Watanabe, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Edgar Moreau, and many others. PNC POPS SERIES The DSO’s PNC Pops Series kicked off with a symphonic tribute to Motown under the baton of Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, who returned twice more to conduct programs of film music and arrangements of Beatles classics. The everpopular Home for the Holidays and Cirque de la Symphonie programs returned to the Orchestra Hall stage, and we also celebrated the music of The Wizard of Oz, classic Looney Tunes cartoons, the rock band Chicago, and more. PARADISE JAZZ SERIES The 2018-2019 Paradise Jazz Series closed with a touch of Hollywood. Terence Blanchard, the DSO’s Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair, wrapped up the record-breaking season leading a concert showcasing his longstanding collaboration with filmmaker Spike Lee, which had recently resulted in Terence’s first Oscar nomination for the score to BlacKkKlansman. With his band the E-Collective, plus the full DSO and vocalists Quiana Lynell and Ledisi, Blanchard played music from Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Clockers, and more. Highlights from earlier in the season include some of the best performers in jazz on the Orchestra Hall stage: Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, James Carter, Poncho Sanchez, Anat Cohen, Kendrick Scott, Cyrus Chestnut, and the awardwinning Spring Quartet (Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, and Leo Genovese). The DSO is proud to be among the few major orchestras with regular jazz programming on its main stage.


The Movie Music of Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard


Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience


SPECIAL PARTNERSHIPS The DSO continues to push the boundaries of all that an orchestra can be, and in 2018-2019 the DSO’s vanguard status was evident through three landmark partnerships. Deaf hip-hop artist Sean Forbes produced The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience, a first-of-its-kind concert showcase for the Deaf and hardof-hearing community that featured the DSO, Evelyn Glennie, Mandy Harvey, Jake Bass, Luis Resto, Dennis Coffey, Jeff Bass, and two dozen sign language interpreters. In association with the Detroit Pistons, the DSO welcomed legendary rapper Nas to perform a symphonic version of his monumental album Illmatic and other songs in Orchestra Hall. An ongoing collaboration with Lincoln Motor Company came to fruition with the debut of the all-new Lincoln Aviator, a luxury SUV whose alert tones are original compositions written and performed by DSO musicians – an industry first.

Lincoln Aviator


Sosnick Courtyard



Partnership with Kadima Mental Health Services


Story: Music Next Door


THE CUBE AND SOSNICK COURTYARD The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube presented 50 events in 20182019 – including the popular Om @ The Max yoga series, wine and music events, and performances by artists like Makoto Ozone, Quiana Lynell, Zoë Keating, Víkingur Ólafsson, and many others. The Cube’s mission to be a hub of innovative programming in Detroit also expanded beyond its four walls, as our outdoor Sosnick Courtyard space hosted its first regular programming this summer – featuring a tent full of arcade games, skateboarders shredding a halfpipe to live jazz music, Tai chi, movie screenings, and more. The DSO is grateful to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, League of American Orchestras Futures Fund, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for helping us activate this vital community space. DETROIT HARMONY The DSO began initial planning for Detroit Harmony, a major initiative that seeks to collaboratively put an instrument into the hands of every public, private, and charter school K-12 student in the city who wants to learn to play, and at the same time grow economic and workforce development in the city of Detroit. The program builds upon the extensive community and education programs of the Wu Family Academy for Learning and Engagement and stems from the commitment made in 2017 to improving the quality of life for all Detroiters as the central tenet of our Social Progress Initiative. Enormous thanks to the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation for their partnership and support in this initial stage. EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

Dresner Foundation Allegro Ensemble


Neighborhood Concert Soloist Edgar Moreau

The DSO’s chamber music offerings grew, with 21 performances presented as part of the William Davidson Chamber Recital series and the inauguration of the new Sight and Sound series, which blends music and visual art in partnership with Wasserman Projects. Our popular Rush Hour Recitals also returned, with free pop-up style performances at bars, restaurants, parks, and other community spaces at the end of the workday. Additionally, DSO musicians performed at schools, hospitals, places of worship, senior living facilities, and other community venues in order to meet patrons, fans, and new audiences where they are and share music with as many people as possible. Our partnership with Kadima Mental Health Services even earned a clip on an episode of Detroit Public Television’s Detroit Performs. For the eighth consecutive year, we presented four free community concerts to kick off the season, powered by DTE Energy Foundation. The 2018 #DTEPowersDSO concerts took place in Detroit, Waterford, Monroe, and Sterling Heights, reaching more than 4,500 patrons. The DSO is a community-supported orchestra, meaning we have an obligation to give back to the community that sustains us. At the sixth annual Day of Service, DSO musicians, board members, trustees, and administrators left Orchestra Hall and spread throughout Metro Detroit to pitch in with three partner organizations: Keep Growing Detroit, Friends for the Animals of Metro Detroit, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.


LOOK 15,000 community members reached through engagement services Sight and Sound

DSO musicians participated in engagement services

163 individual community services and 754 individual educational services spanning 1,802 hours of community engagement services


OUR COMMITMENT TO MUSIC EDUCATION The reach of training ensembles offered by the DSO has expanded in recent years, with the addition of the Detroit Community Ensembles for adults, and, as part of the Civic Youth Ensembles (CYE), the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Allegro Ensemble and the Detroit Pistons Bucket Band. The latter two groups receive music instruction right in their schools – either during class or after school – and are invited to continue their studies in other Civic Youth Ensembles, hopefully beginning a journey towards a lifetime of music. As the DSO gears up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CYE in 2021, our training programs reach and teach more than 950 students of all ages, skill levels, and instrument types.

PNC Grow Up Great

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DETROIT SCHOOLS DSO musicians regularly perform in Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) schools – whether in a full-orchestra concert for an auditorium full of students, or as presenters/educators for pre-K children in the PNC Grow Up Great program.


Schoolchildren are also able to tune in to watch Classroom Edition webcasts of our longstanding Educational Concert Series (ECS) programming, which reaches tens of thousands of students online both in Detroit and around the world and in person at Orchestra Hall. A new partnership between DPSCD, the DSO, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Michigan Opera Theatre began in 2017 with the creation of the Cultural Passport program, which organizes arts and culture field trips for students in grades 3 through 5. The program was so successful in its first year that it expanded to encompass field trips for all K-8 students to 14 different cultural institutions (including the DSO) in 2018-2019.

Educational Concert Series

Another new initiative from 2017, the ECS Partner School Program, also expanded in 2018-2019. Seven schools participated, including six in DPSCD and one in Pontiac, and more than 1,000 K-5 students were visited by teaching artists and DSO musicians. Both the number of schools and number of students reached more than doubled from the first year to the second. The ECS Partner School Program is funded by the Frankel Family Foundation, Flagstar Bank, and General Motors. Flagstar Bank Partnership

Michigan Opera Theatre Partnership

823 Classroom Edition webcasts reached 55,000 students & teachers

Participating in training ensembles

WATCH 13,608 students attended educational concerts Detroit Pistons Bucket Band



Lois Cohn, Arnold Weingarten, and Joanne Danto


HEROES GALA The DSO was excited to honor philanthropist and longtime DSO champion Mort Harris and to welcome Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. to perform with the orchestra at the ninth annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Concert. As noted in the gala program book, Harris is a hero “in every sense of the word.” A decorated World War II veteran, he returned to Detroit after the war and found success in the business world. Never content to sit idly by, he became one of our region’s most prominent and generous philanthropists, with landmark support of Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, and of course the DSO. The gala raised $1 million to support the DSO’s education and community engagement programs and kicked off the yearlong celebration of Orchestra Hall’s centennial. Mort Harris, born just six months after Orchestra Hall’s grand opening, turned 99 in 2019; the Heroes Gala was a perfect opportunity to celebrate two century-long legacies. The sold-out concert featuring Leslie Odom, Jr. was conducted by Detroit native and audience favorite Damon Gupton.

DSO Heroes Gala Honoree Mort Harris


Classical Roots Honoree Dr. William Pickard


Classical Roots Honoree Dr. Robert Harris

CLASSICAL ROOTS The 41st annual Classical Roots Celebration raised more than $350,000 to support DSO programs that aim to create more opportunities for African Americans in classical music. The 2019 Honorees were composer, conductor, and educator Dr. Robert A. Harris and business leader and philanthropist Dr. William F. Pickard. We were thrilled to announce that Dr. Pickard, who established the DSO’s Arthur L. Johnson Fund for African-American Artists in 2012, doubled his gift to $1 million in support of the endowment fund. In recognition for Dr. Pickard’s support, the event will now be called the Arthur L. Johnson and Honorable Damon Jerome Keith Classical Roots Celebration. The Classical Roots concert program was conducted by André Raphel and featured Dr. Harris’s Gloria, as well as William Grant Still’s “Afro-American” Symphony and George Walker’s Lyric for Strings. The Brazeal Dennard Chorale, featured in every Classical Roots concert since 1978, performed John Rosamond Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and two spirituals before joining other vocalists to form the 134-voice Classical Roots Celebration Choir, which also included members of the Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus and the Detroit Choral Society. In community events leading up to Classical Roots, DSO musicians performed two chamber recitals featuring music by Classical Roots Composer-In-Residence Jonathan Bailey Holland. Holland, as well as African-American Orchestra Fellows Adam Sadberry and Michael Gause, visited Detroit classrooms to talk about their experiences and perform for students. RECOGNIZING JAMES B. NICHOLSON On March 16, 2019, the DSO recognized Chairman Emeritus James B. Nicholson as its fifth Lifetime Member, joining Samuel Frankel, David Handleman, Sr., Arthur L. Johnson, and Clyde Wu. Jim’s critical leadership over the years has greatly contributed to fortifying the DSO as a world-class orchestra. The DSO remains at the top of Jim’s philanthropic endeavors, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show him how much he is loved by the oneDSO family.


Story: Classical Roots

Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts reached 202,455 viewers


DSO-commissioned world premieres in Orchestra Hall

354 active NextGen members


2018 | 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

ADVANCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS CELEBRATING A CENTURY In the build-up to Orchestra Hall’s centennial year during the 2019-2020 season, incredible support from our oneDSO community has helped to make the celebration a success. The DSO thanks James B. and Ann V. Nicholson, the Honorable Avern Cohn and Lois Cohn, Bernard and Eleanor Robertson, Aaron and Carolynn Frankel, DTE Energy Foundation, Varnum LLP, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and Ford Motor Company Fund for their leadership support of the centennial. And enormous thanks as well to the Centennial Club, a sponsorship group of more than 150 members.

James B. and Ann V. Nicholson

REMARKABLE ENDOWMENT SUPPORT As announced in November 2018, the musicians of the DSO have come together to make an extraordinary pledge to the DSO’s endowment – the Musicians Fund for Artistic Excellence, a gift funded by contributions from every single musician and designed as a challenge for others to give as well. Carola and Richard Huttenlocher, Richard Sonenklar and Gregory Haynes, The Honorable Avern Cohn and Lois Cohn, and Lauren and Phillip Wm. Fisher are among the first to step up, pledging to match the musicians’ total commitment. Dedicated to advancing William “Bill” Davidson’s legacy of philanthropic giving, the William Davidson Foundation made a transformative $15 million investment in the DSO in 2017. Up to $5 million of its grant was designated as a 1:1 match towards the DSO’s permanent endowment. To date, $2.5 million has been provided as a match directly into the endowment. The Foundation continues its endowment challenge with matches of up to $1.25 million in 2020 and $1.25 million in 2021.


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In addition, Linda Dresner and Ed Levy Jr. joined the DSO Founding Families with an extraordinary $5 million pledge to the endowment. All told, 2018-2019 saw remarkable growth in the endowment, with more than $6 million raised against a $5 million fiscal year goal. EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS Several of our most meaningful collaborations evolved and expanded in 20182019. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced a new $20 million investment in the arts in Detroit, including an additional $2.5 million to the DSO to support multidisciplinary programming, community-focused additions to our cultural campus, and technology improvements.

William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series

We also continued an important partnership with the FCA Foundation to better serve U.S. military, veterans, and their families through ticket discounts and performances at local VA hospitals; the number of patrons reached more than doubled from the program’s first year to its second. DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION Thanks to the support of the League of American Orchestras’ Catalyst Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the DSO has begun a journey towards deepening our understanding of the DSO’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) needs and goals. Our DEI work includes a strategic plan; partnerships with DEI practitioners; and training for staff, musicians, and board members.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL SUPPORT The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is grateful to the donors who have made extraordinary multi-year, comprehensive gifts to support general operations, endowment, capital improvements, named chairs, ensembles, or programs. These generous commitments establish a solid foundation for the future of the DSO.

FOUNDING FAMILIES Julie & Peter Cummings The Davidson-Gerson Family and the William Davidson Foundation The Richard C. Devereaux Foundation The Fisher Family and the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Stanley & Judy Frankel and the Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation Danialle & Peter Karmanos, Jr. Linda Dresner & Ed Levy, Jr. James B. & Ann V. Nicholson and PVS Chemicals, Inc. Clyde & Helen Wu◊

CHAMPIONS Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Alonzo Mandell & Madeleine Berman Foundation Penny & Harold Blumenstein Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation DTE Energy Foundation The Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wm. Fisher Ford Motor Company Fund

Mr. & Mrs ◊ Morton E. Harris John S. & James L. Knight Foundation The Kresge Foundation Mrs. Bonnie Larson The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Ms. Deborah Miesel Shari & Craig Morgan Dr. William F. Pickard The Polk Family Bernard & Eleanor Robertson Stephen M. Ross Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen

LEADERS Applebaum Family Philanthropy Charlotte Arkin Estate Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation Herman & Sharon Frankel Ruth & Al ◊ Glancy Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin John C. Leyhan Estate

Bud & Nancy Liebler Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation David & Valerie McCammon Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller Jack & Aviva Robinson ◊ Martie & Bob Sachs Mr. & Mrs. ◊ Alan E. Schwartz Drs. Doris Tong & Teck Soo Paul & Terese Zlotoff

BENEFACTORS Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee W. Harold & Chacona W. Baugh Robert & Lucinda Clement Lois & Avern Cohn Mary Rita Cuddohy Estate Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff DSO Musicians Bette Dyer Estate Dr. Marjorie M. Fisher & Mr. Roy Furman Barbara Frankel & Ronald Michalak Victor+ & Gale Girolami Fund Herbert & Dorothy Graebner ◊ Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes Ronald M. & Carol ◊ Horwitz

Richard H. & Carola Huttenlocher Ann & Norman Katz Dr. Melvin A. Lester Florine Mark Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Pat & Hank Nickol Ruth Rattner Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Donald & Gloria Schultz Estate Mr. & Mrs. Fred Secrest ◊ Jane & Larry Sherman Cindy McTee & Leonard Slatkin Marilyn Snodgrass Estate



Gifts received between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019

Being a community-supported orchestra means you can play your part through frequent ticket purchases and generous annual donations. Your tax-deductible Annual Fund donation is an investment in the wonderful music at Orchestra Hall, around the neighborhoods and across the community. This honor roll celebrates those generous donors who made a gift of $1,500 or more to the DSO Annual Fund Campaign. If you have questions about this roster, or to make a donation, please contact 313.576.5114 or go to dso.org/donate.

Paray Society — Giving of $250,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Penny & Harold Blumenstein Julie & Peter Cummings Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Frankel Mr. & Mrs.◊ Morton E. Harris Mr. & Mrs. Peter Karmanos, Jr.

Linda Dresner & Ed Levy, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen Mr. & Mrs. James B. Nicholson Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen

Ehrling Society — Giving of $50,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Brodie Lois & Avern Cohn Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation Mary Ann & Robert Gorlin Mr. & Mrs. James Grosfeld

Mrs. Bonnie Larson Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Lester Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller The Clyde & Helen Wu Family Paul & Terese Zlotoff

Dorati Society — Giving of $100,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Alonzo James & Patricia Anderson Applebaum Family Philanthropy Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Cracchiolo Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Wm. Fisher Emory M. Ford, Jr.◊ Endowment

David & Valerie McCammon Shari & Craig Morgan The Polk Family Bernard & Eleanor Robertson Martie & Bob Sachs Cindy & Leonard* Slatkin Joanne Danto & Arnold Weingarden

Järvi Society — Giving of $25,000 and more Ms. Sharon Backstrom W. Harold & Chacona W. Baugh Mrs. Cecilia Benner Madeline & Sidney Forbes Mr. & Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II Mrs. Martha Ford Barbara Frankel & Ronald Michalak Herman & Sharon Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson Ronald M. & Carol◊ Horwitz Richard H. & Carola Huttenlocher Bud & Nancy Liebler

Maurcine & Lloyd Reuss Nancy Schlichting & Pamela Theisen Mr. & Mrs.◊ Alan E. Schwartz Mrs. Patricia Finnegan Sharf Mr. & Mrs. Larry Sherman Mr. & Mrs.◊ Donald R. Simon Dr. Doris Tong & Dr. Teck M. Soo Mr. & Mrs. Arn Tellem Mr. James G. Vella Drs. David & Bernadine Wu And one who wishes to remain anonymous

Gabrilowitsch Society — Giving of $10,000 and more Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Mr. & Mrs. Norman Ankers Pamela Applebaum Drs. John & Janice Bernick John & Marlene Boll Gwen & Richard Bowlby Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brownell Michael & Geraldine Buckles Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff Eugene & Elaine C. Driker Mr. Sanford Hansell & Dr. Raina Ernstoff Mr. Peter Falzon Jim & Margo Farber Barbara & Alfred J. Fisher Dr. Marjorie M. Fisher & Mr. Roy Furman Mr. Michael J. Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Fogleman Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Forman Dale & Bruce Frankel Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Gargaro, Jr.

Byron◊ & Dorothy Gerson Allan D. Gilmour & Eric C. Jirgens Mrs. Gale Girolami Dr. Kenneth & Roslyne Gitlin Dr. Robert T. Goldman Allen C. Goodman & Janet R. Hankin Dr. Herman & Mrs. Shirley Gray Judy & Kenneth Hale Charlene Handleman Ms. Nancy B. Henk Dr. Gloria Heppner Michael E. Hinsky & Tyrus N. Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Norman H. Hofley Jack◊ & Anne Hommes Renato & Elizabeth Jamett William & Story John Lenard & Connie Johnston Faye & Austin Kanter Mr. & Mrs. Norman◊ D. Katz Morgan & Danny Kaufman Mike & Katy Keegan

Dr. David & Mrs. Elizabeth Kessel Marguerite & David Lentz Dr. Melvin A. Lester ◊ Mr. & Mrs.◊ Joseph Lile The Locniskar Group Stevens McClure Family Alexander & Evelyn McKeen Ms. Deborah Miesel Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Miller Dr. Robert & Dr. Mary Mobley Cyril Moscow Xavier & Maeva Mosquet Geoffrey S. Nathan & Margaret E. Winters Mr. & Mrs. Albert T. Nelson, Jr. Jim & Mary Beth Nicholson Patricia & Henry Nickol Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Nycek Anne Parsons* & Donald Dietz Kathryn & Roger Penske Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Peterson Dr. Glenda D. Price

Mr. & Mrs. David Provost Ms. Ruth Rattner Dr. Erik Rönmark* & Mrs. Adrienne Rönmark* Peggy & Dr. Mark B. Saffer Elaine & Michael Serling Lois & Mark Shaevsky Mr. & Mrs. James H. Sherman William H. Smith John J. Solecki Richard Sonenklar & Gregory Haynes Mr. Gary Torgow Mr. William Waak Mr.◊ & Mrs. Jonathan T. Walton Mr. Gary L. Wasserman & Mr. Charlie Kashner S. Evan & Gwen Weiner Mr. & Mrs. R. Jamison Williams Ms. Mary Wilson And two who wish to remain anonymous


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Giving of $5,000 and more Mrs. Denise Abrash Richard & Jiehan Alonzo Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mrs. Jean Azar Dr. David Balle Mr. & Mrs. David Barnes Rud◊ & Mary Ellen Boucher Claire P. & Robert N. Brown Mr. & Mrs. Marco Bruzzano Phillip & Carol Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Francois Castaing Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Christians Dr. & Mrs. Charles G. Colombo Mr. James Schwyn & Mrs. FrançoiseColpron Thomas W. Cook & Marie L. Masters Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Cowger Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. DeVore Adel & Walter Dissett Edwin & Rosemarie Dyer Mr. Lawrence Ellenbogen

Marianne T. Endicott Mr. & Mrs. John M. Erb Mrs. Janet M. Garrett Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Golden Goodman Family Charitable Trust Mr.◊ & Mrs. James A. Green Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hage Mr. Lee V. Hart & Mr. Charles L. Dunlap Ms. Doreen Hermelin Mr. Eric J. Hespenheide & Ms. Judith V. Hicks Mr. George Hill & Mrs. Kathleen Talbert-Hill Mr. Donald & Marcia Hiruo Mr. & Mrs. Peter Hollinshead Mr. & Mrs. A. E. Igleheart Ms. Carole Ilitch Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Jessup Mr. George G. Johnson Judy & David Karp

Michael E. Smerza & Nancy Keppelman Samantha Svoboda & Bill Kishler Barbara & Michael Kratchman Mr. & Mrs. Harold Kulish John & Marilyn Kunz Dr. Raymond Landes & Dr. Melissa McBrien-Landes Mr. Daniel Lewis Bob & Terri Lutz Patricia A.◊ & Patrick G. McKeever Dr. & Mrs. David Mendelson John & Marcia Miller Eugene & Sheila Mondry Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Daniel E. Moore Joy & Allan Nachman David Robert & Sylvia Jean Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Eric Nemeth Mr. & Mrs. Arthur T. O’Reilly Debra & Richard Partrich Ms. Lisa A. Payne

Barbara Gage Rex Dr. & Mrs. John Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Rosowski Mr. R. Desmond Rowan Mr. David Salisbury & Mrs. Terese Ireland Salisbury Marjorie & Saul Saulson Mr. & Mrs. Kingsley G. Sears Mrs. Sharon Shumaker Mrs. Kathleen Straus & Mr. Walter Shapero Alice & Paul Tomboulian Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Trudeau Ms. Marie Vanerian Peter & Carol Walters J Ernest & Almena Gray Wilde Fund Dr. & Mrs. Ned Winkelman Ms. June Wu Milton Y. Zussman And one who wishes to remain anonymous

Giving of $2,500 and more Howard Abrams & Nina Dodge Abrams Mrs. Jennifer Adderley Mr. & Mrs. George Agnello Dr. Roger & Mrs. Rosette Ajluni Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Anthony Drs. Kwabena & Jacqueline Appiah Dr. & Mrs. Ali-Reza R. Armin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Armstrong Mr. David Assemany & Mr. Jeffery Zook* Pauline Averbach & Charles Peacock Mr. Joseph Aviv & Mrs. Linda Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. John Axe Mr. & Mrs. Wayne J. Babbish Dr. & Dr. Brian Bachynski Ms. Ruth Baidas Nora & Guy Barron Mr. Mark G. Bartnik & Ms. Sandra J. Collins Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Baum Mr. & Mrs. Richard Beaubien Dr. & Mrs. Brian J. Beck Ms. Margaret Beck Ms. Therese Bellaimey Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Berner Martha & G. Peter Blom Dr. George & Joyce Blum Nancy & Lawrence Bluth Mr. Timothy Bogan Ms. Nadia Boreiko The Honorable Susan D. Borman & Mr. Stuart Michaelson Mr. Paul & Mrs. Lisa Brandt Mr. Anthony F. Brinkman Mr. & Mrs. Mark R. Buchanan Dr. Carol S. Chadwick & Mr. H. Taylor Burleson Dr. & Mrs. Roger C. Byrd Mr. & Mrs. Brian C. Campbell Mrs. Carolyn Carr Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Carson

Ronald & Lynda Charfoos Mr. Fred J. Chynchuk Mr. & Mrs. James Ciroli Mr. Don Clapham Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Clark Nina & Richard Cohan Jack, Evelyn & Richard Cole Family Foundation Ms. Elizabeth Correa Patricia & William Cosgrove, Sr. Mrs. Barbara Cunningham Dr. Edward & Mrs. Jamie Dabrowski Suzanne Dalton & Clyde Foles Maureen & Jerry D’Avanzo Barbara A. David Lillian & Walter Dean Mr. Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Zeltzer Diana & Mark Domin Paul◊ & Peggy Dufault Mr. Roger Dye and Ms. Jeanne A. Bakale Dr. Leo & Mrs. Mira Eisenberg Dr. & Mrs. A. Bradley Eisenbrey Randall & Jill* Elder Ms. Laurie Ellis & Mr. James Murphy Donald & Marjory Epstein Mr. Drew Esslinger & Mr. Chris Syzmanski Dave & Sandy Eyl Ellie Farber & Mitch Barnett Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Feldman Mr. & Mrs. William Fetterman Mr. & Mrs.◊ Anthony C. Fielek Hon. Sharon Tevis Finch Ron Fischer ◊ and Kyoko Kashiwagi Mark & Loree Frank Kit & Dan Frohardt-Lane Mr. George Georges Stephanie Germack Keith & Eileen Gifford Steven Goldberg & Melissa Kahn Paul & Barbara Goodman

Dr. William & Mrs. Antoinette Govier Ms. Jacqueline Graham Mr. Luke Ponder & Dr. Darla Granger Dr. & Mrs. Joe L. Greene Tina Harmon Mrs. Betty J. Harrell Cheryl A. Harvey Gerhardt A. Hein & Rebecca P. Hein Jeremiah* & Brooke Hess James Hoogstra & Clark Heath Mr. Matthew Howell & Mrs. Julie Wagner Mr. F. Robert Hozian Mr. & Mrs. Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Marshall L. Hutchinson Ms. Elizabeth Ingraham Nicki* & Brian Inman Carolyn & Howard Iwrey Mr. & Mrs. Ira J. Jaffe Mr. Arthur Johns Mr. John S. Johns Mr. & Mrs. Paul Johnson Carol & Rick Johnston Paul & Marietta Joliat Mr. & Mrs. John Jullens Grace Kachaturof Diane & John Kaplan Betsy & Joel Kellman June K. Kendall Mrs. Frances King Mr. James Kirby Thomas & Linda Klein Tom & Beverly Klimko Mr. & Mrs. Ludvik F. Koci Mr. & Mrs. Robert Koffron Ms. Margot Kohler & Michael Froehlich Mr. David Kolodziej Ms. Susan Konop Mr. James Kors & Ms. Victoria King* George M. Krappmann* & Lynda

Burbary-Krappmann Richard & Sally Krugel Dr. Arnold Kummerow Mr. & Mrs. Robert LaBelle Mary Clippert LaMont Drs. Lisa & Scott Langenburg Ms. Sandra Lapadot Ms. Anne T. Larin Dr. Lawrence O. Larson The Dolores & Paul Lavins Foundation Allan S. Leonard Max Lepler & Rex L. Dotson Mr. & Mrs. Ralph LeRoy, Jr. Mr. Charles E. Letts Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Leverenz Barbara & Carl Levin Drs. Donald & Diane Levine Arlene & John Lewis Ms. Carol Litka Daniel & Linda* Lutz Mrs. Sandra MacLeod Cis Maisel Margaret Makulski & James Bannan Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Manke, Jr. Mervyn & Elaine Manning Ms. Florine Mark Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Mark Maurice Marshall Dr. & Mrs. Richard Martella Dr. & Mrs. Peter M. McCann, M.D. Mr. Edward McClew Mr. Anthony R. McCree Mr. & Mrs. Alonzo McDonald Mr. John McFadden Ms. Mary McGough Ms. Camille McLeod Brian & Lisa Meer Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Meier Olga Sutaruk Meyer Bruce & Mary Miller Mr. & Mrs. Randall Miller J.J. & Liz Modell Dr. Susan & Mr. Stephen* Molina


Lawrence Morawski Ms. A. Anne Moroun Mr. Frederick Morsches & Mr. Kareem George Ms. I. Surayyah R. Muwwakkil Mariam C. Noland & James A. Kelly Katherine & Bruce Nyberg Ellen & Larry Oshkaloff Mrs. Margot Parker Noel & Patricia Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Pfahlert Mr. Dave Phipps Ms. Janet Pounds William H. & Wendy W. Powers Charlene & Michael Prysak Mr. & Mrs. Nicolas I. Quintana Dr. & Mrs. Morton Raban Jill M.* & Michael J. Rafferty Drs. Stuart & Hilary Ratner Drs. Yaddanapudi Ravindranath & Kanta Bhambhani Mr. & Mrs. Dave Redfield Mr. & Mrs. Gerrit Reepmeyer Dr. Claude & Mrs. Sandra Reitelman

Denise Reske Ms. Linda Rodney Seth & Laura Romine Michael & Susan Rontal Mr. James Rose Mr.◊ & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross Mr. Ronald Ross & Ms. Alice Brody Jane & Curt Russell Mr. & Mrs. James P. Ryan Linda & Leonard Sahn Dr. & Mrs. Hershel Sandberg Ms. Martha A. Scharchburg & Mr. Bruce Beyer Dr. Sandy Koltonow & Dr. Mary Schlaff Shirley Anne & Alan Schlang David & Carol Schoch Catherine & Dennis B. Schultz Sandy & Alan Schwartz Ms. Sandra Seligman Nancy & Sam Shamie Shapero Foundation Mr. Konstantin Shirokinsky Dr. Les & Ellen Lesser Siegel Mr. Norman Silk & Mr. Dale

Morgan William & Cherie Sirois Dr. Cathryn & Mr. Daniel Skedel Dr. Gregory Stephens Barb & Clint Stimpson Nancy C. Stocking Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Stollman Dr. & Mrs. Choichi Sugawa Mr. & Mrs. John Stroh III Ms. Laurie Szczesny David Szymborski & Marilyn Sicklesteel Dr. Neil Talon Joel & Shelley Tauber Dr. & Mrs. Howard Terebelo Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Thompson Mr. Norman Thorpe Mr. & Mrs. James W. Throop Mr. & Mrs. John P. Tierney Dr. Barry Tigay Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tobias Barbara & Stuart Trager Mark & Janice Uhlig Amanda Van Dusen & Curtis Blessing Charles & Sally Van Dusen

Ms. Charlotte Varzi Mrs. Eva Von Voss Dr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Wadle Captain Joseph F. Walsh, USN (Ret.) Mr. Michael A. Walch & Ms. Joyce Keller Mr. Patrick Webster Mr. Herman Weinreich Ms. Anne Wilczak Beverly & Barry Williams Dr. M. Roy & Mrs. Jacqueline Wilson Rissa & Sheldon Winkelman Mr. Jonathan Wolman ◊ & Mrs. Deborah Lamm Cathy Cromer Wood Ms. Andrea L. Wulf Dr. Sandra & Mr. D. Johnny Yee Lucia Zamorano, M.D., PLC Mr. & Mrs. Alan Zekelman Mr. Peter Zubrin And six who wish to remain anonymous

Giving of $1,500 and more Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Assarian Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Bromberg Dr. & Mrs. Glenn B. Carpenter Dr.◊ & Mrs. Ivan Louis Cotman Ms. Beatrice D’Ambrosio Mrs. Kathryne Dahl Ms. Joyce Delamarter Gordon & Elaine Didier Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Douglas Mr. Howard O. Emorey Mrs. Janice Erichsen Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Gillette Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Lois Gilmore Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Greenstein Mr. & Mrs. Saul Green Ms. Barbara Heiler Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hillegonds Ms. Nadine Jakobowski

Dr. Jean Kegler Frederic◊ & Stephanie Keywell Ms. Ida King Dr. & Mrs. Edward L. Klarman Aileen & Harvey Kleiman Tom & Beverly Klimko Ms. Sylvia Kojima Miss Kathryn Korns Mr. & Mrs. Kosch Mr. & Mrs. William Kroger, Jr. Mr. Michael Kuhne Mr. Lawrence Larson Mr. & Mrs. Paul Lieberman Mr. William Lynch Ms. June G. Mackeil Mr. Robert L. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mazzeo Ms. Rebecca McCabe

Ms. Florence Morris Ms. Muriel Moskowitz Mr. & Mrs. Germano Mularoni Mrs. Ruth Nix Mr. Ronald Puchalski Drs. Renato & Daisy Ramos Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rappleye Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rapson Mrs. Hope Raymond Mr. & Mrs. John Rieckhoff Mr. Paul Robertson & Mrs. Cheryl Robertson Mr. & Mrs. Hugh C. Ross Mr. & Mrs. George Roumell Nancy J. Salden Ms. Joyce E. Scafe Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Janet Schenk

Dr. Richard Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Fred Secrest◊ Mr. Steve Secrest Robert A. Sedler Cynthia Shaw & Tom Kirvan Mr. Lawrence Shoffner Mr. Mark Sims & Ms. Elaine Fieldman Shirley R. Stancato Mr. & Mrs. Charles Tholen David & Lila Tirsell Dennis & Jennifer Varian Mr. Barry Webster Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Weisberg Ms. Janet Weir Mr. Richard D. Zimmerman And five who wish to remain anonymous ◊







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Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation League of American Orchestras Richard & Jane Manoogian Foundation Wico Metal Products Matilda R. Wilson Fund

American House Senior Living Communities Applebaum Family Philanthropy Clinton Family Fund DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Edibles Rex Flagstar Foundation Eleanor & Edsel Ford Fund Greektown Casino-Hotel Henry Ford II Fund MGM Grand Detroit Myron P. Leven Foundation National Endowment for the Arts TCF Bank Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Varnum LLP Wolverine Packing Company

Beaumont Health Butzel Long Creative Benefit Solutions, LLC Denso International America, Inc. Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation Honigman LLP Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss KPMG LLP Laskaris-Jamett Advisors of Raymond James Oliver Dewey Marcks Foundation Macy’s Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation Mary Thompson Foundation Stone Foundation of Michigan

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Giving of $5,000 & more The Aaron Copland Fund For Music, Inc. Amerisure Insurance Aptiv Foundation The Boston Consulting Group Benson & Edith Ford Fund Les Stanford Cadillac Marjorie & Maxwell Jospey Foundation Resendes Design Group, LLC Rocket Fiber Sigmund & Sophie Rohlik Foundation Schaerer Architextural Interiors Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

Giving of $1,000 & more Canon Solutions America Coffee Express Roasting Company Frank & Gertrude Dunlap Foundation EY Clarence & Jack Himmel Fund James & Lynelle Holden Fund Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation Josephine Kleiner Foundation Lakeside Opthamology Center Ludwig Foundation Fund Madison Electric Company Plante & Moran, PLLC

PSLZ, LLP Meyer & Anna Prentis Family Foundation Redford Lock Security Solutions The Loraine & Melinese Reuter Foundation Save Our Symphony Louis & Nellie Sieg Foundation The TUKTAWA Foundation Samuel L. Westerman Foundation Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc. And one who wishes to remain anonymous



The 1887 Society honors individuals who have made a special legacy commitment to support the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Members of the 1887 Society ensure that future music lovers will continue to enjoy unsurpassed musical experiences by including the DSO in their estate plans. If you have arranged a planned gift to support the DSO or would like more information on planned giving, please call 313.576.5114.

Ms. Doris L. Adler Dr. & Mrs. William C. Albert Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Allesee Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Applebaum Dr. Augustin & Nancy◊ Arbulu Ms. Sharon Backstrom Sally & Donald Baker Mr. & Mrs. Lee Barthel Gary Ciampa Mr. Mark G. Bartnik & Ms. Sandra J. Collins Mary Beattie◊ Stanley A. Beattie Mr. & Mrs. Mandell L. Berman◊ Mrs. Betty Blair Gwen & Richard Bowlby Mr. Harry G. Bowles◊ Mrs. Ellen Brownfain William & Julia Bugera Cynthia Cassell, Ph. D. Dr.◊ & Mrs. Victor J. Cervenak Eleanor A. Christie Ms. Mary Christner Gary Ciampa Robert & Lucinda Clement Lois & Avern Cohn Mrs. RoseAnn Comstock◊ Thomas W. Cook & Marie L. Masters Dorothy M. Craig Mr. & Mrs. John Cruikshank Mr. Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Zeltzer Ms. Leslie C. Devereaux Mr. John Diebel Mr. Roger Dye & Ms. Jeanne A. Bakale Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Eidson Marianne T. Endicott Mrs. Rema Frankel◊ Patricia Finnegan Sharf Ms. Dorothy Fisher Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher ◊

Dorthy A. & Larry R. Fobes Samuel & Laura Fogleman Mr. Emory Ford, Jr.◊ Dr. Saul & Mrs. Helen Forman Barbara Frankel & Ron Michalak Herman & Sharon Frankel Jane French Mark & Donna Frentrup Janet M. Garrett Dr. Byron P. & Marilyn Georgeson Jim & Nancy Gietzen Mr. Joseph & Mrs. Lois Gilmore Victor ◊ & Gale Girolami Ruth & Al Glancy◊ David & Paulette Groen Rosemary Gugrno Donna & Eugene Hartwig Gerhardt A. Hein & Rebecca P. Hein Ms. Nancy B. Henk Joseph L. Hickey Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Hitchman Andy Howell Carol Howell Paul M. Huxley & Cynthia Pasky David & Sheri Jaffa Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Jeffs II Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Jessup Mr. & Mrs. George Johnson Lenard & Connie Johnston Ms. Carol Johnston Carol M. Jonson Drs. Anthony & Joyce Kales Faye & Austin Kanter Norb◊ & Carole Keller Dr. Mark & Mrs. Gail Kelley June K. Kendall Dimitri◊ & Suzanne Kosacheff Douglas Koschik Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Krolikowski Mary Clippert LaMont Mrs. Bonnie Larson Ann C. Lawson ◊ Allan S. Leonard

Max Lepler & Rex L. Dotson Dr. Melvin A. Lester Mr. & Mrs.◊ Joseph Lile Harold Lundquist◊ & Elizabeth Brockhaus Lundquist Mr. & Mrs. Eric C. Lundquist Roberta Maki Eileen & Ralph Mandarino Judy Howe Masserang Mr. Glenn Maxwell Ms. Elizabeth Maysa Mary Joy McMachen, Ph.D. Judith Mich◊ Rhoda A. Milgrim Mr. & Mrs. Eugene A. Miller John & Marcia Miller Jerald A. & Marilyn H. Mitchell Mr.◊ & Mrs. L. William Moll Shari & Craig Morgan Ms. I. Surayyah R. Muwwakkil Geoffrey S. Nathan & Margaret E. Winters Beverley Anne Pack David◊ & Andrea Page Mr. Dale J. Pangonis Ms. Mary W. Parker Mrs. Sophie Pearlstein Helen & Wesley Pelling◊ Dr. William F. Pickard Ms. Christina Pitts Mrs. Robert Plummer Mr. & Mrs. P. T. Ponta Mrs. Mary Carol Prokop◊ Ms. Linda Rankin & Mr. Daniel Graschuck Mr. & Mrs. Douglas J. Rasmussen Deborah J. Remer Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd E. Reuss Barbara Gage Rex Ms. Marianne Reye Lori-Ann Rickard Katherine D. Rines Bernard & Eleanor Robertson

Ms. Barbara Robins Jack◊ & Aviva Robinson Mr.◊ & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross Mr. & Mrs. George Roumell Dr. Margaret Ryan Marjorie & Saul Saulson Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Janet Schenk Ms. Yvonne Schilla Mr. & Mrs. Fred Secrest◊ Ms. Marla K. Shelton Edna J. Shin Ms. June Siebert Dr. Melissa J. Smiley & Dr. Patricia A. Wren Ms. Marilyn Snodgrass◊ Mr. & Mrs. Walter Stuecken Mr.◊ & Mrs. Alexander C. Suczek David Szymborski & Marilyn Sicklesteel Alice & Paul Tomboulian Mr. David Patria & Ms. Barbara Underwood Roger & Tina Valade Mrs. Richard C. Van Dusen Charles & Sally Van Dusen Mr. & Mrs. Melvin VanderBrug Mr. & Mrs. George C. Vincent◊ Christine & Keith C. Weber Mr. Herman Weinreich John◊ & Joanne Werner Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wilhelm Mr. Robert E. Wilkins◊ Mrs. Michel Williams Ms. Nancy S. Williams◊ Mr. Robert S. Williams & Ms. Treva Womble Ms. Barbara Wojtas Elizabeth B. Work Dr. & Mrs. Clyde Wu◊ Ms. Andrea L. Wulf Mrs. Judith G. Yaker Milton & Lois◊ Zussman Five who wish to remain anonymous

The DSO’s Planned Giving Council recognizes the region’s leading financial and estate professionals whose current and future clients may involve them in their decision to make a planned gift to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Members play a critical role in shaping the future of the DSO through ongoing feedback, working with their clients, supporting philanthropy and attending briefings twice per year. For more information or to join the PG Council, please call 313.576.5114.

Mrs. Katana H. Abbott* Mr. Joseph Aviv Mr. Christopher A. Ballard* Ms. Jessica B. Blake, Esq. Ms. Rebecca J. Braun Mr. Timothy Compton Ms. Wendy Zimmer Cox* Mr. Robin D. Ferriby* Mrs. Jill Governale*

Linda Wasserman, Chair Mr. Henry Grix* Ms. Yuh Suhn Kim Mrs. Julie R. Hollinshead, CFA Mr. Henry P. Lee* Mr. Mark W. Jannott, CTFA Ms. Marguerite Munson Lentz* Ms. Jennifer A. Jennings* J. Thomas MacFarlane Ms. Dawn Jinsky* Mr. Christopher M. Mann* Mrs. Shirley Kaigler* Mr. Curtis J. Mann Mr. Robert E. Kass* Mrs. Mary Mansfield Mr. Christopher L. Kelly Mr. Mark Neithercut* Mr. Bernard S. Kent Mrs. Alice R. Pfahlert

Mr. Steven C. Pierce Ms. Deborah J. Renshaw, CFP Mr. James P. Spica Mr. David M. Thoms* Mr. John N. Thomson, Esq. Mr. Jason Tinsley* Mr. William Vanover Mr. William Winkler Mrs. Wendy Zimmer Cox* *Executive Committee Member ◊ 


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