On Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 8 p.m., the unprecedented pairing of Kid Rock, Leonard Slatkin – “America’s Music Director” – and the men and women of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will take the stage of Detroit’s historic Fox Theatre for a one-night only fundraising concert to raise critical funds for the legendary orchestra.
The idea was originally conceived by Kid Rock and Rock Ventures Founder Dan Gilbert to help save the DSO. Tickets are available for $100, $150, $250 and $350 and a limited number of “Rock the Symphony” VIP packages, which include premiere seating and access to an exclusive after party, will be made available for the event.
“As a musician, and of course a Detroiter, I am proud to be supporting this longstanding cultural institution,” said Kid Rock. "And while I know these ticket prices are more than what my fans are used to paying, I am confident that whatever happens when we put the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, a 80 piece orchestra, and “Bawitdaba” together will be well worth the price of admission."
Kid Rock, the Fox Theatre, Leonard Slatkin, and the DSO are volunteering their services and receive no special compensation for the concert. All proceeds from the concert will be directed to the DSO, which also funds outreach, engagement, and community service work in schools, hospitals, retirement centers, places of worship, and community centers across Southeastern Michigan.
Sponsors to date include Made in Detroit, The Kid Rock Foundation, Rock Ventures/Quicken Loans, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., The Fox Theatre and Olympia Entertainment, and the DSO.
Tickets can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com and Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information on “Rock The Symphony” VIP packages including premiere seating and after party access, please call the DSO offices at (313) 576-5100.