Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 4:00pm-5:30pm Eastern
Economics, race, immigration, urban versus suburban, arts and culture, and of course transportation – this being the Motor City – all converge in a story about transformation and how to lead in the face of tremendous adversity.
Watch and listen to the Opening Plenary of the League’s 2017 Conference as civic, business, and cultural leaders reveal the powerful interplay of their paths and how they’ve become change agents in building a new Detroit for all.
Mark Davidoff, board chairman, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Anne Parsons, president and CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras
Patricia Richards, board chair, League of American Orchestras
Welcome from Ford Motor Company
James G. Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Gold Baton Award Presentation
Ann Hobson Pilot, former principal harp of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will receive the League’s 2017 Gold Baton Award, the League of American Orchestras’ highest honor, given annually for distinguished service to America’s orchestras.
Panel Discussion, Detroit Rising: Stories of Renewal
Matt Cullen, principal, Rock Ventures LLC; CEO, JACK Entertainment LLC
Hassan Jaber, executive director, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
Mariam Noland, president, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Shirley Stancato, president and CEO, New Detroit
Moderator: Mark Stryker, arts reporter and music critic, Detroit Free Press (1995-2016)