Tell Us Your Favorite Composer — And Win Tickets to the DSO!

Win tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday morning in Dearborn just by telling us about your favorite composer.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday morning at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets.

The DSO will perform selections by Mozart and Haydn  as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Schubert’s Six German Dances and Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Suite 1, also will be performed. The concert begins at 10:45 a.m.

The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

How can you win two tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us who your favorite composer is and why.

You must comment by 10 a.m. Thursday to be entered into a random drawing to receive two tickets to the show. Each ticket is worth $25. And the tickets will be available for you at the venue before the concert.

Contest rules

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, submit your comment below telling what your favorite concert was and why.
  • All entries must be received by 10 a.m. EST on Feb. 28.
  • You may enter only once daily.
  • Fifty (50) winners total will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Winners will be notified via the email address they used to register on Patch and must reply by 4 p.m. EST on Feb. 28.
  • Winners will receive four tickets to the 10:45 a.m. March 1 DSO show at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, valued at $25 per ticket.
  • No contest would be complete without official rules. Check them out here.

The DSO is playing a variety of venues and dates throughout the area in its Neighborhood Concert Series. More information on the shows and purchasing tickets can be found on the DSO website.

Winners will be able pick up their tickets at the theater’s will call 30 minutes before the show.

Alex Leskiw February 26, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I love mozart
Julie February 26, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Debussy, definitely.
Doug Melzer February 26, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Beethoven. Went to the 9th at the DSO last Friday. Awesome.
Norm Stachulski February 26, 2013 at 08:44 PM
My favorite concert would have to be seeing the Trans-Siberian Orchestra last year. the orchestra and lights were matched so perfectly, and the choir sounded angelic.
Maggie February 26, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Bach! His music reminds me of my parents whose first date was Brunch with Bach at the DIA.
Natalie Rankine February 26, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Tammy Trudelle February 26, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Mozart: I love the feeling I get when I listen to his music. I love the following works: ■The Requiem ■Don Giovanni ■The Marriage of Figaro ■The Magic Flute
ALF February 26, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Tiffany Foxworth February 27, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the DSO perform Stravinsky's Firebird and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade; they were both absolutely wonderful! But I have to say, Mussorgsky and his piece "Night on Bald Mountain" wins as my favorite ^^
Matthew Rader February 27, 2013 at 02:48 AM
My favorite composer would to be Karl Husa or Jacques Ibert, i have performed pieces from both composers and love them both.
Kathleen A. February 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM
My favorite composer is Tchaikovsky.
Greg Kazmierski February 27, 2013 at 01:50 PM
Vivaldi - Four Seasons Ravel - Bolero eddie blazonczyk - any of his polka stylings!
Edwina M. Simpson February 27, 2013 at 03:16 PM
It is hard to say who my favorites are--Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, my husband's favorite piece "Meditation from'Thais'" by Massenet--so many, but I love the lush sounds of Brahms so he gets my vote. Edwina Simpson
Diane Cliff February 27, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Depends on my mood. My favorites include: Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Mozart, Stravinsky, Prokofiev. I guess I tend to lean towards the Russians...
Sue Czarnecki February 27, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Earth, Wind & Fire.
BettyRose February 27, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Beethoven is phenomenal. The most recent visit was this past Sunday listening to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The final program of Beethoven's Festival included tenors and sopranos; very inspiring and moving. Music dedicated to God for planet earth. Wagner is another A+ composer as are all the composers making music to save planet earth.
Judith M. February 27, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Vivaldi, Haydn, Dvorak
grapenut February 27, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Andre' Rieu ! He is fun,exciting,goodlooking,modern and has tons of great energy. I
Erin McGill Beard February 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Beethoven, Vivaldi.
Cathy Banks Herndon February 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Mozart & Beethoven !
Tom Laundroche February 27, 2013 at 10:52 PM
The great American composer Aaron Copland. His was a unique style of composing that intergrated American history and way of life in many of his compositions.
Aither Dietrich February 28, 2013 at 04:10 AM
My favourite composers would absolutely have to be Allegri and Palestrina.
Eric Bacyinski February 28, 2013 at 02:49 PM
I'd have to say Bach and Aaron Copland!
Mel February 28, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Vivaldi and every DSO concert I've attended is my favorite :)
timothy abramczyk February 28, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Igor Stravinsky & Shostakovich.
Jason Alley (Editor) February 28, 2013 at 03:03 PM
The contest is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The winners will be contacted via email.


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