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DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community!

This Fall, from September 25 - 29, DTE Energy Foundation will once again present a series of free concerts in communities and venues across Southeastern Michigan!

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“We are so grateful to DTE Energy Foundation and their passion for a shared vision to provide access to the DSO for our entire community.  We hope these concerts will help bring new audiences into closer contact with unique, inspiring musical experiences.”

- Anne Parsons, DSO President & CEO

About DTE Energy Foundation

The DTE Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy, continuing the legacy of community support and involvement of its principal operating subsidiaries, Detroit Edison and MichCon. The Foundation directs its contributions and involvement to support initiatives dedicated to developing the human and economic potential of the communities it serves. The DTE Energy Foundation is funded fully by the shareholders of DTE Energy. Learn more at dteenergy.com/foundation.




2013 DTE Energy Community Concerts

Reserve up to four FREE tickets using the "reserve tickets" link that corresponds to your preferred date and venue:


Macomb County

Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 pm

Lakeview High School map
21100 E 11 Mile Road
St. Clair Shores, MI  48081



Wayne County

Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 pm

Greater Grace Temple map
23500 W 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI 48219


Friday, September 27 at 8 pm

Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center,
Wayne County Community College Downriver map
21000 Northline Road
Taylor, MI 48180



Oakland County

Sunday, September 29 at 3 pm

Clawson High School map
101 John M Avenue
Clawson, MI 48017



Venue Selection Process

Last summer, the DSO and the DTE Energy Foundation asked the public to nominate their community venues to receive a free DSO concert, to which there was an overwhelming response! While nearly 100 venues were nominated, with nearly 5,000 notes of support from community members, the DSO could only choose five last season. In order to build upon that enthusiasm, venues from that pool of communities were incorporated into the series this year.

Selection criteria included:

•    Venue within a 45-mile radius of Orchestra Hall (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit). 
•    Venue appropriate to accommodate a full orchestra with a stage/performance area minimum 50’ x 40’
•    Fully accessible venue meeting all ADA requirements, including ample and convenient parking
•    Venue/facility donated for the free DSO community concert
•    Audience capacity of 400+ and secured by the nominee
•    Compelling narrative – how would a free DSO community concert impact your community? (150 words or less)
•    Ability to co-promote the event
•    Up to four (4) letters of support representing diverse cross sections of the community (community/civic leaders, business leaders, students, community members at large)