The General Motors Foundation and Cadillac are bringing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from Motown to Manhattan next month to perform at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 17 years. The GM Foundation provided a $350,000 grant to the DSO for music education initiatives, including its involvement in the prestigious Spring for Music festival that showcases five symphony orchestras from across North America. The DSO is the first orchestra invited to perform two programs during the event.
Over the past decade, the Foundation has donated nearly $1.5 million to the DSO to help bring world-class music to the Detroit community and support the musicians who share a passion for the city. The Foundation’s support of Detroit-based nonprofits and cultural institutions over the past decade totals nearly $21.5 million.
While the GM Foundation picks up the tab, Cadillac will transport the musicians and a number of special guests during the week-long festival. Pinkies out.