Court house goes Hollywood for annual symphony fundraiser

DEARBORN — If you’ve always wanted your constitutionally guaranteed “day in court,” the Dearborn Symphony is providing a unique opportunity to do so without committing an infraction.

Patrons can enjoy a three-course dinner, with musical accompaniment and wine, at the Dearborn Symphony’s annual Dinner at the Dearborn Courthouse fundraiser Nov. 13.

This year’s event has a Hollywood theme as a salute and prelude to the evening’s concert featuring “Hits From the Silver Screen.”

The dinner begins at 6 p.m., in the atrium of Dearborn’s 19th District Court, 16077 Michigan Ave. The concert begins at 8 p.m., right across the parking lot, at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center.

While you won’t be promised an appearance by A-list Hollywood stars, who occasionally end up in court, you will be promised an opportunity to mingle with A-list Dearborn Symphony supporters, while contributing to scholarships for young musicians and supporting music-related activities in Dearborn.

Dinner prices range from $85 to $100 and should be purchased by Oct. 30, which also is the deadline for $100 contributors to be listed in both the dinner and concert programs. The Dearborn Symphony is a non-profit 501c3 organization, so a significant portion of the dinner price is tax-deductible.

Send your checks made payable to “Dearborn Symphony Orchestra” to: Hits From the Silver Screen, Dearborn Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 2063, Dearborn, MI, 48123.

Credit cards also are accepted.

Go to the Dearborn Symphony website,, or call 313-565-2424 for details.

Concert tickets are sold separately and will be available for $30 at the door.