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Tell Us Your Favorite Concert — 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 concert.

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 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Haydn’s Concerto for Cello and Strings, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade in C Major 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 four tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us what your favorite concert was and why.

You must comment by 4 p.m. Thursday to be entered into a random drawing to receive four 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 4 p.m. EST on Jan. 24.
  • 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 Jan. 24.
  • Winners will receive four tickets to the 10:45 a.m. Jan. 25 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.

Mollie Harms January 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM
The most enjoyable concert I've been to was the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's. The musicians are incredibly skilled and the energy was amazing! Lots of fun to watch the show and enjoy the music. I've never gotten to see the DSO though! Thank you!
Betty Murphy January 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM
I think your second bullet point meant to say your favorite concert, not contest. My favorite DSO concert was the sci-fi themed concert with George Takei narrating. Wonderful music and George Takei is just the best. It was an impromptu decision to go. Took my brot her-in-law and two nephews. Second favorite was the Disney-themed concert. That was a $20 special and was able to take a long lunch and attend. The singers and orchestra had me singing along with all my Disney favorites. LOVE the DSO!!
Maria Bradley January 23, 2013 at 11:03 PM
The best concert that I've ever seen was BB King. I had seen him when he was already advanced in age and he had a way of making it feel like he was playing to you right in your living room. He is a living legend and has no ego. He shook the peoples hands and passed out his guitar picks. No fireworks, no frills, just BB King and Lucille.
CJ Lucas January 23, 2013 at 11:19 PM
My favorite concert I have attended was seeing Mat Kearney perform at a small venue. It is my favorite because he was incredibly personable, sometimes asking questions to people in the audience, and walked through the tiny crowd while singing with a wireless mic. However, I enjoy classical music and have never been able to hear the DSO!
John Hetzler (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Thank you for catching that, Betty. We've made the change.
KEVIN LEE January 24, 2013 at 01:16 AM
MY FAVORITE CONCERT WAS WHEN ITZHAK PERLMAN APPEARED WITH THE DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Terri Havlicsek January 24, 2013 at 01:21 AM
I saw the DSO at Ford auditorium for a Christmas concert with my grade school class. It was wonderful and I have never forgotten that event.
Abe Albert January 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM
My wife and I are attending DSO Saturday evening with the Winterfest. It is all Fifties Rock n Roll, poodle skirts and greased hair. Last year we attended the DSO with Broadway show tunes. We love the classics as well, but my point is the DSO has something for everyone to enjoy and the orchestra brings a special moment to all music! Abe Albert
Lisa Marie January 24, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Wow! Great contest! I haven't seen DSO and haven't been to see a symphony in ages. My favorite concert was the first time I saw the Avett Brothers with my brother when he was home on leave from the Air Force. I'm going to see them again for the third time in February!
Sharon January 24, 2013 at 03:17 PM
I agree - Perlman was absolutely awesome!
CJ Lucas January 24, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Another of my favorite concerts was seeing Lifehouse at Four Street in Louisville. It was outdoors at night, which made an intimate experience. Jason Wade did several acoustic songs and the band just jammed out for awhile. I hope to see them again this year! And hopefully DSO too!
Judy Winkler January 24, 2013 at 05:36 PM
My favorite concert was August 8th, 1974 at then Pine Knob, we were there to see Joni Mitchell. She stopped the concert midway and announced Richard Nixon had resigned and went to say something to her band. She then stated playing/singing the national anthem, as we all did with lighters lit. I truly believed the country started to heal right, then and now.
Rich Kingston January 24, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Had to be the early 70s when opening night was Detroit's academy awards. We all waited outside for one person. Hank the Dues's wife to show up in her dress she would almost be wearing. Great times. Limos everywhere. No Hank though. Meadow Brook was good until basket search.
John Hetzler (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 09:24 PM
Thank you to all who have entered. The contest is now closed.

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