2010 Detroit “Concert of Colors” Deemed Unqualified Success


Detroit Symphony Orchestra proud to host beloved, national festival

DETROIT, (July 21, 2010) – Last weekend, the Max M. Fisher Music Center was alive with sound and teeming with audiences during one of the nation’s most celebrated multi-cultural arts festivals.  The 18th annual Concert of Colors, a beloved highlight of Detroit’s renowned summer festival season, was held this past weekend from Fri., July 16 to Sun. July 18.  In addition to hosting the Festival, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was a featured performer on the roster of Detroit’s free diversity-themed music festival, under the baton of conductor Tito Muñoz and virtuoso guest musician Simon Shaheen.  Joining the DSO on the Concert of Colors performance schedule was Mavis Staples, The Codgers, Muruga & The Rainforest Band, The Basiks, Red Baraat, Bill Miller, Kenge Kenge, the Don Was Detroit All-Star Review, including Marshall Crenshaw, The Satin Peaches and The Sun Messengers, and many others.


Designed to celebrate the many ethnic and cultural groups that comprise metro Detroit, the Concert of Colors is a national model of collaboration, produced in partnership by the Arab American National Museum, New Detroit, the DSO, ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) and new for 2010, the Detroit Institute of Arts.  Concert of Colors is made possible in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  For more information on the 2010 Concert of Colors, including event photos, visit www.concertofcolors.com


About the DSO

The internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists.  Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09 season.  The DSO offers a year-round performance schedule that includes classical, pops, jazz, young people’s concerts and festivals.  The DSO makes its home in historic Orchestra Hall, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, inside the Max M. Fisher Music Center and actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music.  For more information visit www.detroitsymphony.com.

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