<April 2018>

Musical Feasts

The DSO cordially invites you to experience the exquisite artistry of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a uniquely intimate way. Some of our most generous patrons have agreed to open their homes to host exclusive, private dinner parties featuring fine dining and magnificent performances by select DSO musicians. Thanks to the hosts and to the musicians, who are donating their services, all proceeds from the Musical Feasts will benefit the DSO and its mission.

Each feast promises different musical, culinary, and architectural marvels to hear, taste, and behold, and you are invited! You may make reservations for as many feasts as you wish. You may also purchase an entire feast if you act promptly. All feasts are limited in the number of guests and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Hai Xin WuBloomfield Hills

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM

This Musical Feast will take place in Bloomfield Hills, at the newly renovated neoclassical home of Lori and Lawrence Rapp. The home was originally built by famous former automobile executive Lee Iacocca. Work is showcased from American artist Stephen Duren and Canadian artist Cathy Daley; photography by local seller Laurie Tennent; furniture by French designer Philippe Starck; and extensive blown glass by Czech designer Bořek Šípek.

DSO Assistant Concertmaster Hai-Xin Wu will take the musical spotlight with his violin, accompanied by pianist Zhihua Tang.

• Type of Feast: Dinner     • Attire: Dressy     • Capacity: 12


Jeremy CrosmerBeverly Hills

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM

This Musical Feast will delight in the Beverly Hills home of Janet and Norm Ankers. Dinner will be catered by Neiman Marcus Executive Chef Russell Bronson.

Musical accompaniment: Jeremy Crosmer, cello

• Type of Feast: Dinner     • Attire: Dressy     • Capacity: 10

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Nachman musiciansBloomfield Township

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6 PM

Enjoy a late Spring evening of music, food and art at the Bloomfield Hills residence of Joy and Allan Nachman! This unique home from contemporary architect Irving Tobocman is located on a large wooded lot on Sodon Lake. The interior is an eclectic melange of ceramics, photography, basketry, turned wood vessels and paintings. The Nachman's collection spotlights contemporary artists such as Ken Price, Nick Cave, Betty Woodman, Lynda Benglis, Jun Kaneko, Beatrice Wood and Ed Moulthrop.

Beethoven C Minor Trio:  Kim Kennedy, Associate Concertmaster, violin; Jim VanValkenburg, assistant principal, viola; Una O'Riordan, cello

Dinner will be catered by Sherri Walts Distinctive Catering—including hors d'oeuvres, salads or sides, entrées, desserts and wine service. Valet parking will be available.

• Type of Feast: Dinner     • Attire: Business Casual     • Capacity: 16

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String QuartetBloomfield Township

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2 PM

This Musical Feast will alight midday in the Bloomfield Township home of Deborah Savoie. The menu includes small sandwiches, salads, fruit, dessert, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. A small garden pond and patio help compliment the early summer breeze. Relax. Enjoy!

String Quartet:  Jennifer Wey, Assistant Concertmaster, violin ; Laurie Goldman, violin; Shanda Lowery-Sachs, viola; Peter McCaffrey, cello

• Type of Feast: Light Strolling buffet     • Attire: Casual     • Capacity: 25

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MusiciansBloomfield Hills

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6 PM

It will be an unforgettable summer evening filled with music, catering and unbeatable views—hosted by Jack Krasula and Pam Good at this majestic Bloomfield Hills home nestled among several acres of lush gardens. A soaring reception room that oversees the sprawling park and paths gives way to an impressive collection of interior treasures as well, featuring autographs, display pieces and artwork from the worlds of athletics, science and spaceflight.

The feast will begin with hearty hors d'oeuvres, followed by a catered strolling buffet from It's A Matter of Taste. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, plus mini pastries for dessert. Valet parking will be available.

Musical accompaniment: Karl Pituch, principal, horn; Johanna Yarbrough, horn

• Type of Feast: Strolling buffet     • Attire: Business Casual     • Capacity: 40

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Musical Feasts logoWest Bloomfield

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6 PM

This Musical Feast will take place at the West Bloomfield home of Jeremy J. Zeltzer & Kevin S. Dennis. There will be more information to come!

• Type of Feast: Dinner     • Capacity: 35

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