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Symphony orchestra to hold fundraiser for youth programs

By |2008-01-17T09:00:00-05:00January 17th, 2008|Entertainment|

Want a round of golf and three nights at the Tubac Golf Resort in Arizona? Conduct the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at a concert? Get an autographed copy of James Earl Jones’ autobiography? Dinner for eight in your home? These and many more one-of-a kind items will be auctioned at the 12th annual Hearts for the Arts fundraiser on Feb. 9 at the Travis Pointe Country Club. The night benefits the extensive community-wide educational and artistic programs of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
The event will feature a silent auction, an elegant champagne reception, a not-to-be missed chef’s dinner, the lovely sound of music by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Arie Lipsky and a lively not-so-silent auction.
Special treats include the back-by-popular-demand wine bin raffle, charming themed-baskets of goodies, unique trips and experiences, plus your chance to be the lucky bidder to conduct the ASO on March 9 at the Carnival of the Animals Concert.
The dollars generated by this important event go to the ASO’s education and artistic programs that serve over 45,000 youngsters through 75 ensembles in our schools, four jam-packed youth concerts, dozens of Petting Zoos and 12 KinderConcerts for toddlers. All of these projects help children develop critical thinking skills, improve spatial relationship skills and open new doors of opportunity and learning.
The cost of the Hearts ticket this year is $160 ($75 being tax deductible) per person and includes the champagne reception, delicious dinner, music and the entertaining live and silent auctions. Once again Hearts for the Arts will have round tables of 8-10.
To make a reservation directly, contact the ASO office at 734-994-4801,, or 220 E. Huron, Suite 470, Ann Arbor, 48104. Corporate sponsorship for this event is being provided by Pfizer, The Ann Arbor News, and Terumo Heart, Inc.
For more information, please contact Glenn Bugala at 734-994-4801 or

Hearts for the Arts
Feb. 9
Travis Pointe Country Club, Ann Arbor

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