The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is receiving $3, 75 million from the William Davidson Foundation for its Neighborhood Concert Series. In response, the DSO is renaming its series the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series.
Davidson, who passed away in 2009 at 86, owned the Detroit Pistons and was chairman of Guardian Industries. Anne Parsons, DSO President and CEO said, “Bill Davidson inspired us to create the Neighborhood Concert Series as a way to extend our reach and have greater accessibility.” As part of the program, the DSO performs in schools, hospitals, places of worship and other locations. To celebrate the announcement, a performance was scheduled at the Plymouth Farmer’s Market.