DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn Symphony opens its 53rd season on Friday, October 10 at 8 pm at Dearborn’s Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. In a not to be missed program that includes an illustrious masterpiece as well as works by two of America’s most renowned composers, your premier community orchestra will give you an unforgettable night.
Aaron Copland’s El Salón México will transform the acoustically superb hall into a festival of melody. You will be grooving in your seat to the exciting sounds of brass fanfare and warm string harmony. You may not have heard this one, but you will surely be humming it all the way home!
The Dearborn Symphony is honored to welcome renowned saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky in a performance of Paul Creston’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone. Radnofsky is a world-renowned performer, not only playing with many major orchestras, but also commissioning over 100 works for saxophone.
Many of us think the saxophone’s home is in the jazz band or on the street corner. This will change your mind. The energetic rhythms and distinctively American melodies are sure to mesmerize you. The mix of a premier classical orchestra paired with the saxophone is rarely heard; don’t miss this extraordinary chance.
The Opening Night concert concludes with a masterwork. Tchaikovsky’s beloved 4th Symphony is musical perfection. With a blend of perfectly orchestrated themes and harmony that will tug at your heartstrings, no words can describe this unequaled music. For those who love romantic music, this symphony is the essence of what romanticism is.
Join the professional musicians of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor Kypros Markou to celebrate the opening night of your premier community orchestra!
To celebrate opening night, the festivities will begin with dinner in Dearborn’s 19th District Courthouse at 6 pm. Reservations are $85. For more information, visit or call (313) 565-2424.
The Dearborn Symphony has partnered with local restaurants for “Dinner and a Concert.” The restaurants offer a 20% discount to symphony ticket-holders on concert nights. Advance reservations are recommended at Andiamo Dearborn, Big Fish, The Dearborn Inn, The Henry, and La Pita.
Lodging for the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra’s guest artist is provided by The Dearborn Inn – A Marriott Hotel. Season sponsors include Ford Land and Dearborn Sausage.