Slatkin Says Detroit SO Needs A Summer Festival

With the orchestra’s, and the region’s, economic troubles, the DSO’s new music director says that, if the musicians are to have a 52-week contract, they need some paying listeners year-round. “If there’s no audience, no revenue. … But maybe something can be found. There’s no summer opera festival in the Midwest, for example. Everybody wants to exhaust all possibilities before saying no more summers (of employment).”