What Visionary Sounds Like

Inspiring, educating, and transforming lives in Detroit and around the world through artistic excellence and a singular pioneering spirit.

We are the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the most visionary orchestra on the planet.

Dso impact campaign logo2Our story has always been one without compromise in our mission to offer what matters most: supremely gifted musicians performing music that connects to the heart of its community.

Be assured: when the DSO believes in something—when we put the full force of our people, place, and purpose behind an idea—we go after it with stunning results.

It’s the reason the world’s finest musicians make their home with us and why our audiences have such a profound connection to those musicians.

It’s how we bring our patrons, donors, staff, and musicians together as a family for experiences only spectacular music can provide, whether at Orchestra Hall, The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, in Detroit’s classrooms, neighborhoods, and regional venues, or via our internationally acclaimed webcasts.

It’s why Detroit, perhaps the greatest musical city in America, remains our home.

It’s why, together with far-sighted investors, we have taken the boldest of moves to ensure a lasting legacy for our diverse audiences and communities. From leading the revitalization of the city’s Midtown area by restoring Orchestra Hall, building The Max, and expanding our footprint on Woodward Avenue to reaching students in Detroit schools through music education and mentor programs, we are impacting the lives and future of our city through music.

The sheer power of music brings delight to our audiences and empowers them through knowledge, confidence, and social connectivity. Visionary leaders know the rewards of measured risk-taking. Together, we will never hold back from fulfilling our shared vision for the future.

Listen and you can hear the joy your commitment brings for generations to come, all while impacting the people, place, and purpose of the DSO.

Be bold with us, and together we will be unstoppable.



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