We strive to fulfill our mission as an active partner of the DSO in fundraising, as well as audience/membership expansion, youth music education and volunteer service. Because of the repeated financial success of our events such as the Nutcracker Luncheon & Boutique and Musical Feasts, we are proudly able to make significant donations to the DSO each year.
Stay up to date and download the current issue of Council Notes, our quarterly Volunteer Council newsletter: Winter 2016.
Furthermore, be sure to check out our 2015-16 Annual Report.
Each year the Volunteer Council presents the Volunteer of the Year award, based on outstanding service. At the Annual Meeting in June, 2016, Coco Siewert received this award.
The Alice Berberian Haidostian award recognizes dedicated and consistent volunteer service over a long period of time. At the Annual meeting in June, 2016, Gwen and Dick Bowlby received this award.
Wondering how you can support the Detroit Symphony Orchestra? Be a part of some of Detroit’s premier events while supporting one of its premier institutions. Have fun while contributing your time and talents in supporting live music in metro Detroit. Join the DSO Volunteer Council!
As a member of the Volunteer Council you have the opportunity to be a part of any (or all!) of the following:
- Musical Feasts
- Musicians’ Rehearsal Luncheon
- Nutcracker Luncheon & Boutique
- Education and Outreach
- Shop @ The Max
- Special Projects and Events
- Volunteer Council Office Staffing
- DSO and DSOVC Office Support
Your Membership includes:
- Subscription to VC newsletter Council Notes
- Invitations to special events
- Volunteer opportunities
- The satisfaction of knowing that you impact every aspect of the DSO’s musical presentations!
Musical Feasts XXX, March - June, 2017
Join our incomparable DSO musicians and gracious hosts for the finest of musical and dining experiences! Please view our booklet to learn about our upcoming Musical Feasts, then make reservations to attend through the Volunteer Council office at (313) 576-5154.
Please note: The Sunday, May 7, 2017 Feast "Italian Spring Fling" has been moved to Sunday, June 25, 2017. Contact the Volunteer Council office at (313) 576-5154 for details.
2015-2017 Volunteer Council
Ginny Lundquist, President
Jill Jordan, Chief Financial Officer
Diane Ekizian, Recording Secretary
Esther Lyons, V.P. for Administrative/Office Services
Eloise (Ellie) Tholen, V. P. for Communications/Public Relations
Beverly Williams, V. P. for Membership
E. Jane Talia, V. P. for Neighborhood/Residency Ambassador
Carol Marti, V. P. for Special Events
Marlene Bihlmeyer, V. P. for Youth Music Education
Mark Abbott & Caroline Coade, Orchestra Liaisons
Board of Directors
Kim Minasian Hawes
Ann Marie Rowley
Eleanor (Coco) Siewert, Parliamentarian