FCA Foundation and Detroit Symphony Orchestra join forces to expand access to music for U.S. military, veterans, and their families

- FCA Foundation gift enables DSO to offer ticket discounts and supports performance at John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center

Detroit, (November 11, 2019) – This Veterans Day, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, will mark the third year of their partnership by expanding access to DSO performances for U.S. military, veterans, and their families.

Throughout the DSO’s 2019-2020 season, U.S. military, veterans, and their families can access discounted tickets to 36 concerts – nearly double the number of eligible concerts offered last year and more than triple the number offered in the partnership’s inception in 2017.

Eligible concerts include all eight Thursday evening Classical Series concerts, all nine Friday morning Classical Series Coffee Concerts, and ten PNC Pops Series concerts on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. And new this season: nine concerts on the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series, which brings DSO performances to community venues throughout Metro Detroit.

Visit dso.org/military for a complete list of eligible concerts.

The FCA Foundation’s support also enables DSO musicians to visit Midtown Detroit’s John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center to perform for patients, visitors, and staff.

“We are humbled by the sacrifices of the brave women and men who answer the call to serve their nation,” said Shane Karr, Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America and President, FCA Foundation. “This very special concert series honors their service and their families with whom we proudly stand in unity.”

Information About Ticket Discounts

U.S. military, veterans, and their families may use the code HEROES1920 to unlock $10 tickets for any eligible concert. The code can be used at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at (313) 576-5111.

Visit dso.org/military for a complete list of eligible concerts.

About the FCA Foundation

The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, supports charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, build strong, resilient communities, and generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts particularly in the field of education.

About the DSO

The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Conductor Leonard Slatkin, who recently concluded an acclaimed decade-long tenure at the helm, now serves as the DSO’s Music Director Laureate, endowed by the Kresge Foundation. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while the outstanding trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall will celebrate its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in seven metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings. A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.