It starts with COMMUNITY...
Classical Roots Celebration Touches Young Lives with Your Support
— Your Community Supported Orchestra in Action
For 37 years, support like yours has allowed the DSO to host its Classical Roots concert, highlighting African American contributions to classical music and perpetuating our African American Fellowship program.
This year's event impacted the most young people in its history, with double the amount of people under 40 attending compared to the previous year. One particular group of Cass Technical High School students from the Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship Program experienced Classical Roots for the first time with the opportunity to meet Cass Tech alumnus and Classical Roots honoree Joseph Striplin, the DSO's first African American musician.
Read more about how this experience impacted one Cass Tech senior and learn how this year's event broke the record for the highest-grossing Classical Roots Celebration, thanks to your generous support!