DETROIT — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is getting a $3.75 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation in support of its Neighborhood Concert Series.
Officials announced Tuesday that the grant will support the series of Detroit-area concerts, as well as additional activities outside of Orchestra Hall, over the next three years. The DSO is renaming the concert series the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series.
Davidson died in 2009 at age 86. He owned the Detroit Pistons and was chairman of glassmaker Guardian Industries Corp.
To celebrate the announcement, three performances are planned Saturday.
Since its inception, Neighborhood Concert Series has grown from six venues to seven, and now offers performances in Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Wayne County’s Canton Township, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe, Southfield and Oakland County’s West Bloomfield Township.