Thanks to a $400,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will head south to perform with Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern during a tour of Southern Florida.
The GM Foundation has donated more than $84 million to various Detroit non-profit organizations and cultural institutions over the last decade, including a nearly $2 million grant to the DSO in order to help it bring its performances to Detroit and New York’s Carnegie hall, where it played in May of this year.
“Touring, domestic or otherwise, is an imperative part of sharing this orchestra’s art with a broad and diverse audience,” said DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin. “Thanks to the generosity of the GM Foundation, the DSO will be on the road for the third time in a year. We’re really looking forward to seeing our friends in Florida again.”
The tour will take place from February 25 to March 4, 2014.