<July 2019>

Musical Feasts

The DSO cordially invites you to experience the exquisite artistry of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a uniquely intimate way, as generous patrons open their homes to host exclusive, private dinner parties featuring fine dining and magnificent performances by 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! Make reservations for as many feasts as you wish. All feasts are limited in number of guests and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Musical Feasts: Detroit

MusiciansGP Farms

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Join Gerry Piro and Dr. David Balle, Barbara and Alfred Fisher, and Adel and Walter Dissett for a delightful evening. This unique, progressive Musical Feast highlights the French influence on architecture in the Grosse Pointe communities as you move through three lovely Grosse Pointe homes. You’ll begin your evening with a superb musical performance by our DSO musicians while you enjoy Champagne and hors d’oeuvres at a French Town house. Your feast will continue with an elegant sit-down dinner paired with wine at a French Chateau and finish with Hummers and Petit Fours at a French Country home. Chamber music for strings will graciously be provided by Will Haapaniemi , Heidi Han, Mike Chen, and Paul Wingert.

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

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Join Devon A. Hoover for a lovely evening of music and fine dining in his historic home in the Boston-Edison neighborhood of Detroit. Designed by the famous architect Albert Kahn, this Italian Renaissance house was built in 1914 for Benjamin Siegel of department store fame. Enjoy a light strolling meal and cocktail event artfully created by Annabelle Cohen Cooks Detroit. An intimate musical experience by assistant Concertmaster Hai-Xin Wu, violinist Laurie Landers Goldman, and cellist Peter McCaffrey will truly make this an unforgettable evening.

• Type of Feast: Strolling Buffet/Cocktail Party     • Attire: Business Casual     • Capacity: 50

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Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Join Carol Friend in her downtown Detroit penthouse apartment in the historic Broderick Tower for a festive evening of fireworks, music, food and wine. Enjoy a gourmet meal prepared with the freshest ingredients by Chef Michael Otto of Scratch Catering of Birmingham, MI. The evening will include wines from The Royce Wine Bar featuring wines from small-batch producers. After dinner, take in the panoramic views of the Detroit River for the iconic Annual Windsor Detroit Ford Fireworks show. Associate Concertmaster, Kimberly Kennedy, and Adrienne Rönmark will delight guests with music for two violins.

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

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MusiciansBloomfield Hills

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Join Lois and Eugene Miller for a delightful evening of music and fine dining in their Bloomfield Hills home. Sip champagne and unwind, surrounded by extensive gardens and a tranquil setting before enjoying an evening of delicious French-American cuisine and exceptional music. Prepared by the famed Executive Chef Paul Grosz, of the award-winning Cuisine restaurant in Detroit, this elegant dinner will be enjoyed by all. Each course will be paired with a fine wine. An intimate musical performance by our DSO musicians will top off an evening to remember. The DSO bassoon section will be sure to entertain with a variety of music for bassoon quartet.

• Type of Feast: Dinner     • Attire: Business Casual     • Capacity: 8

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Past Feasts

MusiciansBeverly Hills

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Join Janet and Norm Ankers in their lovely Beverly Hills home for an elegant evening of food, wine and hospitality. Enjoy their beautiful gardens filled with sculptures and wild life. Savor a delicious, specially-prepared farm-to-table style meal from Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro of Birmingham, MI.

Please join Wei Yu, Abe Feder, and Peter McCaffrey for an unforgettable evening of cello trios.

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

For inquiries, please contact Leslie Groves at lgroves@dso.org or 313.576.5451; and Amanda Tew at atew@dso.org or 313.576.5460.