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Tell Us Your Favorite Classical Piece – and Win DSO Tickets!

Leave a comment by 7 p.m. Jan. 9 for a chance to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra perform Thursday in Southfield.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday evening at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets.

[Entries close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9!]

The DSO will perform Mendelssohn's The Hebrides and Concerto No. 2 as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Schumann's Symphony No. 3. also will be performed. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features Leonard Slatkin as conductor and pianist Sara Davis Buechner.

Congregation Shaarey Zedek is located at 27375 Bell Road in Southfield.

How can you win tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us what your favorite classical piece is and why. Per the official rules, 25 people will be selected at random to win four tickets each to the DSO concert.

You must comment by 7 p.m. Wednesday to be entered in the drawing. 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 contest was and why.
  • All entries must be received by 7 p.m. EST on Jan. 9.
  • You may enter only once daily.
  • Twenty-five (25) 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 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 10.
  • Winners will receive four tickets to the 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 DSO show at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, 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 30 minutes before the show.

Laura H January 09, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. It was the first piece of classical music I listened to with my mother and I loved identifying the characters by their instruments.
Leslie Ellis January 09, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Thanks, Laura! Good luck! :)
Boris Schwarzer January 09, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Fur Elise by Beethoven. Always liked it since my music classes
lisa momblanco January 09, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Pictures from an Exhibition by Mussorgsky!
Laurie Glass January 09, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Rachmoninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginini was one of the first pieces I listened to with my father. The 18th variation is so incredible, and remained our favorite for years. I play it for my kids who both play instruments and love classical music.
Leslie Ellis January 09, 2013 at 08:57 PM
All wonderful choices! Good luck, everyone!
Teresa Mask (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Thanks for all your comments! The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified by email by 9 p.m. EST.

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