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Detroit Symphony Orchestra partners with Detroit Historical Society and Museum to present ‘Detroit’s Orchestra Hall: A Virtual Exhibition’

Victoria Wasylak • News • July 10, 2020

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), in partnership with the Detroit Historical Society and Museum, announces “Detroit’s Orchestra Hall: A Virtual Exhibition,” celebrating the centennial season of the historic venue.

Prior to COVID-19 closures, a joint exhibit about Orchestra Hall’s history titled “100 Years of Music, Magic, and Community” was on display at both the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center and the Detroit Historical Museum’s Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery. Engineered as a virtual reconstruction, the new exhibit aims to capture the magic and feel of walking through the original, in-person exhibit by retaining the artifacts and narrative, while also offering a present-day perspective that reflects the current environment in which it was conceived and presented. It will conclude with a conversation between DSO president and CEO Anne Parsons and Detroit Historical Society president and CEO Elana Rugh. The project marks the first virtual exhibit presented by the Detroit Historical Society.

“Detroit’s Orchestra Hall: A Virtual Exhibition” will premiere on the DSO’s Facebook page via Facebook Live and on on Sunday, July 12 at 7 p.m. EDT. The premiere concludes a capstone week of digital presentations honoring the centennial of Orchestra Hall, which kicked off last fall with DSO concerts and special programming.

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