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  • By Gigi Nichols

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Heroes Gala

Longtime DSO supporter and Detroit philanthropist Mort Harris was honored at the DSO’s annual Heroes Gala. Each year, the gala honors remarkable men and women who impact the vision, values, and success of the organization. The Heroes Gala Benefit Concert featured actor and singer Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway sensation Hamilton. Proceeds from the event totaled over $1 million and will support the DSO’s commitment to transforming the lives of young people through music education.


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