Kid Rock Concert Benefits Detroit Symphony

Detroit-area native Kid Rock played to a sold out crowd in support of the DSO(Photo: Clay Patrick McBride)
Detroit-area native Kid Rock played to a sold out crowd in support of the DSO(Photo: Clay Patrick McBride)

One musical bad boy helped raise a million dollars for the DSO, while a new audience was introduced to the wonders of a musical miscreant from another age.  Kid Rock teamed with the Detroit Symphony to raise both money and awareness with spectacular results.

 You can’t witness thousands of rabid Kid Rock fans rewarding the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with a roaring standing ovation and breaking into chants of “DSO! DSO!” without recognizing elitist stereotypes about classical music being put out to pasture.

Say what you want about young music listeners…they’re far more willing to give unfamiliar music a fair shake than the rest of us.

Read the concert review in the Detroit Free Press

Read Leonard Slatkin’s take on the event here

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