Archive for July 6th, 2010

Detroit Symphony Orchestra and The Henry Ford Announce Record Attendance of Over 30,000 at Salute to America Summer Concert Series

DETROIT, (July 6, 2010) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and The Henry Ford announced today record attendance of 30,123 people at 18th annual Salute to America concert series this past weekend, July 1-4, at Greenfield Village.  The previous record was held at 30,011 in 2008. 


Conductor Steven Reineke and harmonica-player Michael Runyan joined the DSO along with pre-concert entertainment with River Raisin Ragtime Revue.  The program, sponsored in part by Ford Motor Company and Bank of America, celebrated the sounds of America and featured popular favorites including the “Star Spangled Banner,” “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “America the Beautiful” and John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever. Each evening concluded with the music of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and live cannon fire followed by a spectacular fireworks finale.  READ MORE

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off First Annual Ford House Concerts This Weekend

DETROIT, (July 6, 2010) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House (Ford House) will kick off the Detroit Symphony @ Ford House concerts this weekend on July 9 and 10 at 8:30 p.m. Conductor Ward Stare will join the DSO on both evenings, with virtuosic clarinetist and Michigan-native Dave Bennett and his Sextet on July 9. These concerts are sponsored by The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Ford Motor Company Fund. A new collaborative partnership between the DSO and Ford House, the concerts will include popular musical favorites performed on the grounds of the Ford House by the Lake St. Clair shoreline, with the backdrop of the magnificent estate literally setting the stage. Concerts will be followed at approximately 10 p.m. by a thrilling fireworks finale. READ MORE

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