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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Carl Almblad Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001602
Abstract An urban planner, Carl Almblad (1924-2019) worked with the Chicago Plan Commission, the Detroit Plan Commission, the City of Detroit Community and Economic Development Department and the Detroit Historic District Commission. Almblad's papers relate to urban planning, urban renewal and historic district development, as well as architecture and renovation of historic properties, in the cities of Chicago and Detroit.
Dates: 1913 - 1988

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Felix and Fay Ann Resnick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP002856
Abstract The Felix and Fay Ann Resnick Papers primarily provide an extensive collection of DSO programs and overview of the workings of the volunteer organizations that worked to fundraise and host events invaluable to the workings of the orchestra. Additionally, a collection of DSO ephemera and programs, news clippings, and photographs of local orchestras Felix Resnick worked with, are present in the collection. Local orchestras include Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony, Detroit Sinfonietta (Little...
Dates: 1920 - 2006

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002922
Abstract Each season, a variety of guest conductors work and collaborate with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to expand the experiences of both the orchestra and audience. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other material of guest conductors at the DSO, with the bulk of the material focused on the period dating from the 1980s through early 2000s.
Dates: 1940 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1986 - 2003

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001290
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) grew out of an attempt by a group of ten young women in 1914 to provide Detroit with culture. A permanent home, Orchestra Hall, was built in 1919 by C. Howard Crane. The DSO performs regular subscription and special concerts, as well as provides a number of special events and programs outside of Orchestra Hall. The records of the DSO relate its administration, marketing, and public relations, as well as the orchestra's community outreach, cultural...
Dates: 1950 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1986

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Marketing Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR0002843
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Marketing Department Records are comprised of a variety of different publication materials such as brochures, fliers, inserts, pocket calendars and postcards. A large portion of the collection consists of brochures that detail the different season’s concerts. There are also a large number of inserts from different programs that detail such things as program changes, profiles of performers, and upcoming events. Also found in this collection are newsletters,...
Dates: 1920 - 2014

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Orchestra Hall Expansion Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002850
Abstract Orchestra Hall, home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, underwent an expansion effort in 2001 to help realize the Orchestra's expanding vision. The 130,000 square foot expansion, named the Max M. Fisher Music Center (now the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center), was completed in 2003 and added an education wing, administrative offices, musician dressing rooms, catering kitchen, new venues, new box office area, and atrium lobby. This collection reflects the financial records of this...
Dates: 2001 - 2004

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Press Release Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002872
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Press Releases are made up of press releases pertaining to the organization's operation and performances between the years 1977-1999.
Dates: 1976 - 1999

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Program Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002852
Abstract The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) first performed in 1887 and disbanded in 1910. A second iteration of the DSO then grew out of the efforts of ten women who raised money for a concert season beginning on February 26, 1914. These records consist of program from the variety of Detroit Symphony Orchestra performances over the years, including the first concert in 1914. The DSO not only performs regular subscription concerts and special concerts each year, but also a series of Young...
Dates: 1907 - 2013

Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Special Event Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002842
Abstract This collection contains information, including programs, for events and concerts that are individual, one-only concerts, and tours (local/Michigan, national and international). Concert series (such as Classical, Jazz, Pops), recurring events (such as Classical Roots and Concert of Colors), Summer concerts (including Music Festivals), and material relating to non-DSO concerts are in the Programs Collection.
Dates: 1926 - 2013

Save Orchestra Hall Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002849
Abstract Built in 1919, Orchestra Hall was the home for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) until the financial pressures of the Depression forced the DSO to move to the Masonic Temple Theater. Renamed the Paradise Theater, the Hall remained a performance venue in Detroit until 1951 when the building was virtually abandoned. In 1970, Orchestra Hall was scheduled to be demolished when a group of local citizens, led by DSO bassoonist Paul Ganson, intervened. These concerned citizens formed Save Orchestra...
Dates: 1919 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1998