DSO Musicians Support San Francisco Symphony Musicians
On behalf of the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, we wholeheartedly support our friends and colleagues, the Musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, in their continued quest for a fair and well-deserved collective bargaining agreement. The unfortunate and uncreative agenda put in place in San Francisco – this ideology – has been and is being aped throughout our ranks, its only purpose being to Continue Reading
A Personal Message from Larry Liberson
Musician Representative to the Executive Committee
My first day as a member of the DSO came in June of 1981, just a few days after my wife and I learned we were to become parents. Starting a family was a major event for us but I soon realized upon playing in this orchestra that I now belonged to another, larger family – my new colleagues in the DSO, who were soon to become much Continue Reading
Where we are today . . .
Dear Board Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Staff, Volunteer Council, Volunteers and Colleagues,
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will soon be approaching a very important anniversary date that serves as a point of reference to where the organization is today. Nearly one year ago today the musicians of the orchestra returned to work following a six month work Continue Reading
December 8, 2011, MDSO bassoonist Victoria King delivers remarks to DSO’s General Annual Meeting
Good afternoon, Governing Members, Members, Board Members, Staff and Colleagues,
I am Victoria King and am currently musician liaison to the DSO’s Governing Members. I have been a Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassoonist for 28 years. Continue Reading
DSO MUSICIANS GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE
Detroit – Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are once again bringing the gift of music to those less fortunate this holiday season. The musicians will be performing seasonal favorites at three locations:
1) Monday, Dec. 5 at 2pm, the DSO Bassoon Quartet will perform Continue Reading
MDSO’s October Report to the DSO’s Board of Directors
We are pleased and excited that the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are back in Orchestra Hall making wonderful music! We are excited about the support we are receiving from the public and are encouraged by the quality of our music making. We are also pleased with many of the meetings and events that have Continue Reading
MDSO’s negotiating counsel passes away.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that long-time MDSO negotiating counsel Leonard Leibowitz passed away October 3th. For almost four decades, Lenny represented the Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with dedication, focusing our goals of building and maintaining a top notch orchestra for Detroit and Michigan. Most recently he led DSO musicians in a six-month Continue Reading
EMU appoints Shannon Orme and Dennis Nulty
Eastern Michigan University now has two of our own DSO musicians on faculty! Dennis Nulty is now Professor of Tuba and Euphonium. Shannon Orme joined the clarinet faculty and will be featured at EMU’s Clinic Day on Nov. 19th. Congrats to both of them!