2014-2015 Season

On the Brink of Greatness

Douglas DrosteDouglas Droste, Artistic Director & Conductor

Photo credit: Cindee Cox Photography

Continuing the Muncie Symphony’s recent trend of offering new and innovative programs, the 2014-15 season will not disappoint! Join us on our “Imperial Visit” as we feature a concerto by the Chinese instrument, the guzheng, and end with a journey on La Mer. Take a trip through music history in our “Time Machine” starting with Gabrieli and ending with Prokofiev. Our Holiday Pops will feature a brand new show with local artist, Jennie DeVoe. All gamers and symphonic music lovers will enjoy “Video Games Live,” a special event featuring the best game music performed by the MSO, combined with synchronized lighting, video, live action, and audience interactivity. Closing the season will be our “Folk Festival” with the winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Get your season tickets today!



Classical Series.

Identity-SimpleLogoImperial Visit- Saturday, September 13, 2014 •  7:30pm
Performing Arts Center, Greentown
Tan Dun                  Internet Symphony
Shapiro/ Cheng     Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang
                                   Su Chang (蘇 暢), guzheng
Bright Sheng          Black Swan
Debussy                   La Mer
Buy online ,  call 765-285-5531 or buy at door.

Sursa hall

Imperial Visit- Sunday, September 14, 2014  •  4pm
pre-concert talk with guest artist • 3pm
Sursa Hall, Muncie

Tan Dun                  Internet Symphony
Shapiro/ Cheng     Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang
                                   Su Chang (蘇 暢), guzheng
Bright Sheng          Black Swan
Debussy                   La Mer


Sursa HallTime Machine- Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 7:30pm, pre-concert talk with guest artists •6:30pm
Sursa Hall, Muncie

Gabrieli         Canzon duodecimi toni
Bach               Orchestra Suite No. 3
Mozart           Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
Grieg:             Piano Concerto, Mvt. 1
Yi Chang, senior division winner of MSO YAC2014
Schumann    Kontzertstück
                         American Horn Quartet
Prokofiev       Symphony No. 1


JD Concert 2Fisher/ Shafer Holiday Pops with Jennie DeVoe
December 6, 2014 •  4pm
Emens, Muncie 






12713MSO001Holiday Pops with Jennie DeVoe
December 7, 2014  • 4pm
Performing Arts Center, Greentown
Buy online, call 765-285-5531 or buy at door.





Ronald_MSOYoung People’s Concert- January 30, 2015 • 9:30am
(FREE concert for school groups)

Emens, Muncie







rogernatalieTchaikovsky Discovers America-
January 31, 2015  • 4pm.

Family Concert
Emens, Muncie






13013mso004Folk Festival – April 18, 2015 • 7:30pm
pre-concert talk with guest artists • 6:30pm
Emens, Muncie

Violin Concerto (Mvt. 1)       Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto                        Sibelius
Melody                                        Skoryk
Concerto for Orchestra         Bartók



Chamber Series 

105mso037 It’s About Time…  November 15, 2014 • 6pm

with special guest Cathy Morris.
Gill Brothers Furniture Showroom,
 8300 W Vern Dr  Muncie
Program features the signature sound of original music and arranged familiar surprises presented with an energetic and entertaining enthusiasm thats simply infectious and not easily forgotten! “Songs without words” depict a soundscape of imagery that engages and transports the listener on a audio journey unlike any other.



IMG_0242Making Spirits Bright!  • December 20, 2014 • 4pm
The Rose Court 
125 E. Charles (S. Walnut St) Muncie

with special guests Key Trio

Intimate chamber concert to set your holiday mood!
Program will feature favorite holiday melodies arrangements.



Deconstructin OperaDeconstructing Opera • February 21, 2015  • 5pm
David Owsley Museum of Art
with Rebecca Chappell, John Huntoon, Rebecca Edie

Instrumentalists (trio) “rise from the orchestra pit” to the stage to present a humorous opera program (instruments only, no vocals).




Video Games Live w WarszawieMSO Special Event!
Video Games Live with MSO (in partnership with Emens)
March 19, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Emens, Muncie
(not included in season subscription, but season subscribers get $6 off tickets for this concert)
For more information on Video Games Live please visit www.apbspeakers.com


MSO FREE concerts and educational programs

Picnic and Pops- August 27, 2014 • 7pm
Minnetrista, Muncie

Arts Walk Concert – October 2, 2014  • 6pm
Downtown, Muncie

Music Comes Alive at MCM- September 20, 2014 • 12-2pm
Muncie Children’s Museum, Muncie

Friends of the Orchestra series -October 22, 2014 • November 19, 2014 • February TBA  • 2pm
Westminster Village, Muncie

Music on the Move - September 6 – May 3
Schools and Community Organizations, Delaware County

Festival on the Green 2015- June 13, 2015
BSU Arts Terrace, Muncie

Ticket-share  program partners

Anderson Symphony Orchestra
Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Marion Symphony Orchestra

If you miss an MSO concert your unused MSO Classical Season ticket will be honored for a subscription concert of your choice at Richmond, Marion or Anderson orchestra at no additional cost for the 2014-15 season (subject to seats availability). Follow the links above to visit our ticket-share program partners websites for concert schedules.

Call the MSO office  765-285-5531  or order online at Tix.com