Symphony celebrates 50th season with dinner, concert Sept. 23

Photo courtesy of the Friends of the Dearborn Symphony

Friends of the Dearborn Symphony Golden Jubilee Committee members Anina Bachrach (left), Symphony President Sandy Butler and Chairwoman Gloria Nycek meet at Dearborn’s 19th District Courthouse where the Dearborn Symphony’s 50th year begins with a dinner catered by Opus One Detroit eatery Sept 23. The dinner preceeds the “Ode To Joy” concert at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. To obtain dinner tickets at $100 each phone the Symphony office at (313) 565-2424. Concert tickets are $25. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and concert to follow at 8:30 p.m.

Friends of the Dearborn Symphony will mark 50 years of bringing classical and pops music to the community when it celebrates a golden jubilee on Sept. 23.

The celebration will begin with a dinner at the 19th District Courthouse at 6:30 p.m. followed by an 8:30 p.m. concert at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. The artistic mural in the lobby will serve as a back-drop for the black-tie event.

Dinner tickets are $100 each, and $25 for concert only. For tickets, call the Dearborn Symphony office at (313) 565-2424.

The Dearborn Symphony will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, “Ode to Joy.” The Vanguard Voices also will perform under the direction of G. Kevin Dewey.

The dinner will be provided by Opus One Catering in Detroit. A choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast and Shrimp Helene are featured on the menu.

“Our golden anniversary season opens with an awe-inspiring Beethoven masterpiece representing the musical expression of universal brotherhood heard in triumphant moments of the human spirit, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Olympic Games,” Dearborn Symphony President Sandy Butler said. “It sets the bar for the transformative power of live musical performance.”