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Beline Obeid
July 04, 2013
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s third annual appearance at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House offers a two-concert series, with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Music Direct Edwin Outwater conducting.

The 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, concert, “The Golden Age of Swing,” is a program of swing as clarinetist Dave Bennett joins the DSO to perform hits by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. The following evening, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” features classical music inspired by Shakespeare, including excerpts from “Romeo and Juliet,” Beethoven’s “Overture to Coriolanus” and Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

“The DSO at Ford House has become one of our signature summer events,” said Ford House president Kathleen Mullins. “There is no better way to spend a summer evening than listening to world-class music in a lake side setting. And with storytelling at the center of Ford House’s mission today, Saturday evening’s program offers a special exploration into another type of storytelling through the magic imagery created by music.”

Ford House grounds open at 6 p.m. A pre-concert is performed by area students.

For the past three years, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has awarded grants of $50,000 each year to bring the DSO to the Ford House. This year, the foundation directed its gift be a matching grant, while still pledging its support. A newly-formed committee found the funds.

For more information, visit ford

house.org or call (313) 884-4222. Ford House is located at 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores.

Ticket prices range from $12 to $25 and VIP tickets are available for $50 to $150. To purchase, contact the Max M. Fisher Music Center Box Office at (313) 576-5111 or visit dso.org. For VIP tickets, call (313) 453-2031.

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