Beatriz Budinszky (Staples), now retired, became a member of the Detroit Symphony’s violin section in 1964. She has been an active member of the orchestra participating on the Artistic Advisory Committee and the Volunteer Council. Bea completed her master’s degree at the University of Hartford.
As do most major American orchestras, the DSO, at one time, was fortunate to have a beautiful summer home. On the grounds of Oakland University, Baldwin Pavilion was given to Oakland University by Matilda Dodge Wilson with the intent that it would be the summer home of the DSO and the nucleus of a major performing arts center. Nestled amidst gently rolling hills, the pavilion is a natural amphitheater with superb acoustics in a picturesque setting. (more…)