DSO musicians to perform at pawn shop to close out monthlong fundraising initiative

By May 6, 2014Detroit Love

[Read the full article at Crain’s Detroit]

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra plans to bring a bassoon quartet to an unlikely spot at month’s end: American Jewelry & Loan in Detroit.

The pawn shop, known for its appearances on TruTV’s “Hard Core Pawn,” will host the quartet at 1 p.m. May 31.

The performance will close out the DSO’s Community Support Month, which will include more than 40 small ensemble performances at venues throughout the region, including: an Oakwood Healthcare site, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, Detroit Public Schools, Source Booksellers, Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital, American House Senior Living Communities and Crescendo Detroit.

The DSO launched its Community Support Month fundraising initiative in 2011 to expand its annual fund donor base.

Since then, the initiative has raised over $3 million and brought hundreds of new donors to the organization.

The Masco Corp. Foundation will match all gifts made during May, the DSO said on its website.

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