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Classical Roots Celebration

Saturday, March 1, 2025—5:00pm

Saturday, March 1, 2025—5:00pm
Orchestra Hall
2 hours
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The 47th Classical Roots concert and 24th Annual Arthur L. Johnson- Honorable Damon Jerome Keith Celebration is scheduled for March 1, 2025. Honorees will be announced at a later date.

Since 1978, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Classical Roots concerts have increased the awareness of the significant contributions that African Americans composers and musicians have made to classical music. The Arthur L. Johnson – Honorable Damon Jerome Keith Classical Roots Celebration, held in conjunction with the concerts since 2001, supports the Classical Roots mission. Funds raised through the Celebration provide increased opportunities for African Americans in classical music through DSO programs including the African American Orchestra Fellowship and the African American Composer Residency.

Evening Schedule

24th Classical Roots Celebration & 47th Annual Classical Roots Concert
5 PM - Doors Open and Cocktails
William Davidson Atrium

6 PM - Seated Dinner
Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings Cube

8 PM – 46th Annual Classical Roots Concert
Orchestra Hall

10:30 PM – Dessert and Dancing Afterglow
Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings Cube

For more information about this event, please contact Ali Huber at or 313.576.5449. Concert-only tickets are available to purchase here.



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