Detroit Symphony Honors Late President By way of Music


Held in reminiscence of late President Emeritus Anne Parsons (1957–2022) in live performance at Orchestra Corridor on Tuesday, Might 17 at 6 p.m., this system will function items that have been particular to Parsons. The musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), led by Music Director Jader Bignamini, will donate their providers for this efficiency.

“Anne led our beloved orchestra with grace, braveness, and conviction, by no means wavering from her strongly held perception that the DSO is one of the best on the earth, and that Detroit is a vibrant and resilient metropolis that deserves an orchestra to match,” stated DSO President and CEO Erik Rönmark and Board Chair Mark Davidoff. “Anne’s accomplishments as our President and CEO are immeasurable and can resonate deeply inside our group, throughout our native communities, and within the orchestra business for many years to return.”

“I’m honored to have been appointed music director throughout Anne’s tenure as CEO and to have been capable of turn into shut along with her, Donald, and Cara,” stated DSO Music Director Jader Bignamini. “I’ll always remember Anne’s smile, energy, professionalism, deep humility, and innate sensitivity. Her love for the orchestra and Detroit is our information as we lead the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.”

Parsons handed away on March 28, 2022, following an extended battle with most cancers. She served because the DSO’s President and CEO for over 17 years. You’ll be able to be taught extra about her legacy right here.

Tickets are free and open to the general public and could be reserved right here. The live performance may even be webcast at no cost at

Ann Parsons started her profession on the Nationwide Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and went on to serving as Normal Supervisor of New York Metropolis Ballet and the LA’s Hollywood Bowl, in addition to Orchestra Supervisor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior joined the DSO in 2004, and beneath her management, the group had 9 consecutive working surpluses from 2013 to 2021. Parsons was additionally chargeable for bringing two new music administrators to Detroit — Leonard Slatkin in 2007 and Jader Bignamini in 2020. From late 2018 till her retirement in December 2021, she led the DSO whereas present process therapy for lung most cancers.


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