Muncie Symphony Orchestra

2017-2018 Season Concerts At-A-Glance

Opening Night
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:30 pm – Sursa Performance Hall
(Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30 pm)
Full Season & Classical Series

Short Ride in a Fast Machine                               John Adams
Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060           J. S. Bach
Noelle Tretick Gosling, violin
Lisa Kozenko, oboe
Compromise!                                                       Mike D’Ambrosio
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73                  Johannes Brahms

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Classics 2: Bach and Schubert
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Saturday, October 14, 2017
7:30 pm – Pruis Hall
Full Season & Classical Series

Overture to The Magic Flute                                   W. A. Mozart
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80                  J.S. Bach
Andrew Crow,
Elizabeth Truitt, soprano
Kathleen Maurer, mezzo-soprano
Hong Teak Lim, tenor
Jon Truitt, bass
Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104                        Antonin Dvorak
Lydia Rhea, cello
2017 MSO Young Artist Competition Silver Medalist
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)  Franz Schubert

Season Partners:       

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Award Winner
Saturday, November 11, 2017
7:30 pm – Sursa Hall
Full Season & Classical Series
Kenny Broberg*, Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Award Winner

Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla                      Mikhail Glinka
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48             P. I. Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 3. in D Minor, Op. 30          Sergei Rachmaninoff

*Kenny Broberg recently received the honor of being named Silver Medalist of The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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Fisher/Shafer Holiday Pops

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Saturday, December 2, 2017
4:00 pm – Emens Auditorium
(Pre-Concert Children’s Activities)
Full Season & Family Series

Andrew Crow, conductor
BSU Singers – Alan Alder, conductor
BSU Jazz Ensemble – Mark Buselli, director

Celebrate the holiday season with Muncie Symphony Orchestra and guests.
Bring the entire family to enjoy festive holiday melodies, including selections
from Home Alone, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker.

Complimentary roasted chestnuts and hot apple cider for refreshments.

Children will have an opportunity to try a variety of instruments with the MSO Instrument
Petting Zoo and have their photo taken with Santa Claus.

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Classical Kids LIVE!
Gershwin’s Magic Key

Presenting Sponsors:     Robert A. & Beverly D. Terhune Fund
Sunday, February 25, 2018
4:00 pm – Emens Auditorium
Instrument Petting Zoo and Refreshments after the Concert
Full Season & Family Series

Gershwin’s Magic Key is the first-ever educationally entertaining theatrical symphony concert exposing children and their parents to the extraordinary life and musical masterpieces of one of the greatest American composers of all time! The story tells of a chance meeting on the streets of New York City between a poor newspaper boy and the great American composer, George Gershwin. The orchestra magically weaves Gershwin’s greatest hits into the drama as the master composer shares historical anecdotes about his life and musical passion. Audiences will be captivated by over twenty of Gershwin’s most popular compositions from classical compositions including Porgy & Bess, American in Paris, Cuban Overture, Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue to popular hits from the American Songbook including I Got Rhythm, Swanee, Stairway to Paradise, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Fascinating Rhythm.

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Coming to a Solar System Near You!
Saturday, March 24, 2018
4:00 pm – Charles W. Brown Planetarium, BSU
Instrument Petting Zoo and Refreshments after the Concert
Family & Chamber Series
(Not included in Full Season)

The MSO percussion section presents an “out of this world” family-friendly concert featuring 2001: A Mallet Oddity, Star Wars Medley, Mercury Rising, and more, all synchronized to a visual feast on the dome of the planetarium.

Season Finale
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 pm – Emens Auditorium
Full Season & Classical Series
Overture to “Norma”               Vincenzo Bellini
 Side-by-Side, Youth Symphony Orchestra of ECI

Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54               Robert Schumann
   Phillip Shou, piano
   2017 MSO Young Artist Competition Gold Medalist

Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan)              Gustav Mahler

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Music in Bloom
Sunday, May 20, 2018
6:30 pm – Wasson Nursey
Chamber Concert Series
(Not included in Full Season)