The Community House is proud to announce CultureTalks, an intimate lecture series featuring cultural mavericks from Southeast Michigan. Speakers will discuss their role and connection to our community. Be it the region’s thriving classical music scene, the history of the 1967 Detroit riots, or the prominence of the Detroit Institute of Arts, CultureTalks showcases those who are shaping arts and culture in our region.

“The series is a culmination of the outstanding arts and cultural institutions surrounding us here at The Community House,” said Danny DeRose, Director of Programs and Enrichment. “We are thrilled to welcome these leaders and performers and look forward to cultivating a strong relationship with each of them.”

Scheduled lectures include:

Wednesday, April 19 – 6 p.m.
Leonard Slatkin
Music Director, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, April 27 – 6 p.m.
Steve Wogaman
President, Chamber Music Society of Detroit

Tuesday, May 2 – 6 p.m.
Salvador Salort-Pons
Director, Detroit Institute of Arts

Sunday, May 7 – 3 p.m.
Michigan Opera Theatre Studio
Performance and discussion

Tuesday, May 16 – 6 p.m.
Robert Bury
Director and CEO, Detroit Historical Society

Cost for the entire series is $50, individual tickets are $15. Advance reservations are recommended. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact The Community House, 380 South Bates Street, Birmingham. Call 248-594-6416 or visit

The Community House is a nonprofit that is home to those seeking continuity between personal, professional, philanthropic and recreational pursuits. Since its founding in 1923, The Community House has provided an extraordinary destination where people can come together to enjoy extraordinary experiences. From educational development to the early planning of life’s landmark events… from business to pleasure, from charity to recreation… it all starts at The Community House.