July 11, 2012 9:39 AM
Chrysler Group LLC employees watch as Detroit
Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts the
orchestra during the company's third anniversary celebration.
Whether it’s creating more than 1,000 new jobs at plants like
JNAP and Conner or promoting the “Imported from
Detroit” slogan, Chrysler Group LLC has been on a relentless
pursuit in its commitment toward the revitalization of
The company continued its commitment to the city during the weekend
by celebrating Chrysler Group’s third anniversary with one of
Detroit’s finest cultural treasures — the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra (DSO).
More than 8,000 Chrysler Group employees gathered at the historic
Orchestra Hall to watch the DSO perform “Symphony of the
Brands” – a collection of themed concerts dedicated to
honoring the unique identities of each Chrysler Group brand and
link to Detroit.
From food to local celebrities, attendees immersed themselves in
various aspects of Detroit culture throughout the event.
Prior to the performance, employees indulged in “Taste of
Detroit,” which featured irresistible food samples from some
of Detroit’s iconic restaurants, including the Whitney,
Andiamos, Slow’s Bar BQ and Astoria Pasty Shop.
The unmistakable voice of WJR-AM Detroit radio personality Paul W.
Smith was hard to miss as the evening’s emcee.
Equally unforgettable was Detroit’s Selected of God choir
(image below) who performed, alongside the DSO, an
orchestral rendition of Eminem’s “Loose
yourself,” a paramount way to start the second half of the
Volunteers from the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, including
CEO and President Mike Brennan, were also present to help attendees
take the pledge to end childhood hunger.
Ultimately, “Symphony of the Brands” served as a
celebration of Chrysler Group’s third anniversary and a true
testament to our commitment to the city of Detroit, but the event
also highlighted some of the cities current cultural staples.