At the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual meeting on December 9, Bruce Coppock— former president and managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (1999-2008) and former executive director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (1992-97)—gave a speech outlining the profile of the orchestra at a pivotal point in its history, facing historic and immediate challenges yet with opportunities for greater engagement and financial sustainability. The speech, envisioning a vibrant and diverse DSO ten years in the future, presents a possible vision for the DSO based in local community dynamics and the evolution of America’s musicians and composers. Video of the speech is posted here.

Photo by Ann Marsden

Posted December 15, 2010