DSC_0202On Tuesday the Planterra had the pleasure of hosting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a concert in our glass Conservatory. We love hosting community concerts at Planterra and value our partnership with the DSO that allows us to bring beautiful music to our own community residents.
The quartet performance combined a mixture of both classical and more modern pieces. Pieces were suggested and chosen by the community through social media and online interaction. The DSO partnered with the Michigan Humanities council and Author Emily St. John Mandel who provided short readings from her new book Station 11.
Station 11 takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the last remaining musicians are left to choose which pieces of music will be kept sacred for future generations. This thought provoking performance made those in attendance really think about what music or art they consider to be imperative for the survival of the human civilization and spirit.DSC_0233
Many thanks to the Michigan Humanities Council for helping coordinate the event as well as Jaguar of Troy Lakeside for sponsoring valet for the evening, and the Literati book store in Ann Arbor for providing and selling copies of St. John Mandel’s book.
This was truly a stunning and cultural evening at the Conservatory and we hope to plan many future concerts with the wonderful people at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.