Conductor's Note

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"Your Neighborhood Orchestra"


The Macomb Symphony Orchestra has been serving the community in and around Macomb County for over four decades. If you have been with us, you know that we are a fully professional ensemble numbering 72 players that offers great music and great entertainment for your enjoyment and at a resonable price. We count on you, our neighbors and friends to serve as our "sounding board." We are not sponsored by either Macomb Community College or the Macomb Center. Without you, our audience, without contributors and advertisers, we would be a distinctly different orhcestra.

The 2018-19 season provides some pleasant surprises intended to enrich your life and that of the community. For starters, the annual concert of ethnic music presented in October will take place at the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy.  The Macomb Center, now 35 years old, is being "made over" this fall. By a most fortunate coincidence, Poland celebrates the 100th year of its independence in 2018. The annual Chopiniana concert will be expanded beyond the customary piano recital and provide a way for the MSO to contribute to this important anniversary. A gourmet meal concludes of festivities. There are only 460 seats available. Contact the MSO office or the Polish Cultural Center for tickets to the concert whether you remain for the dinner or just the music.

We are back home for the ever popular holiday concert. Our audience has come to anticipate the holiday movie themed concert with film clips that serve as the movie source. AND, yes we will perform highlights from the Nutcracker. The growing popularity of the "intimate orchestra," suitable for baroque music has many in our audience clamoring for Bach, Handel and the like. We'll conclude the season in April with "Shakespearean Inspiration" with music by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Not on the subscription series are the essential Youth Education Concerts of Wednesday, March 13. "Students from eight to eighty are introduced to great music and the symphony orhcestra during the morning hours. Admission is only provided through the symphony office (586) 286-2045.

Thomas Cook,
Music Director

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Youth Education Concerts

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We have something for you!
For more than 40 years, the Macomb Symphony Orchestra has presented an educational concert series, focused on the importance of music education in the community.
The MSO encourages people of all ages to be part of the learning experience by exposing them to great music in live perfomances at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (at M-59 and Garifeld in Clinton Township).
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 9:30am and 11:00am, Thomas Cook will lead te MSO in these concerts that provides an introductory explaination of the composers, their music and instruments of the orchestra. These educational performances are designed to foster a love of music that will last a lifetime!
For more information or to reserve seats, please call our office at (586) 286-2045 or call the Youth Education Concert Coordinator, Michele Demski directly at (248) 709-8835. You can also email Michele at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or you may reserve seats online by visiting our website at
Tickets are $3.00 each for all who attend. (students, teachers & adults).

Here is a video clip of the 2012 Youth Concert:

Please help a child attend the Youth Education Concert on March 13th, 2019 by donating to the Send A Child To The Symphony fund.

You can find more information about this wonderful fund by visiting the Send A Child To The Symphony page. (Click Here)

Please direct any questions to our office at 586-286-2045 or call the Youth Education Concert Coordinator Michele Demski directly at (248) 709-8835. You can also email Michele at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Shakespearean Inspiration

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Friday, April 12th, 2019  8:00 p.m.

Great writers have always been a source of inspiration for composers, none more so than the "Bard." Some of the world's most beloved masterpieces have motivated musicians to "interpret" the plays and poems of Shakespeare.

Our season finale will give evidence of the connection by offering four works inspired by four plays. A concert should start with something to focus your attention. Debussy's King Lear Fanfare (Le Roi Lear) is just that. An overture follows, in this case Verdi's Macbeth.


Silent Auction

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The Macomb Symphony Orchestra will host its annual silent auction in conjunction with its "Shakespearean Inspiration," concert on April 12, 2019. Please join the orchestra for a great concert and shopping.The auction will take place before the concert and during intermission. 

 Join in the bidding on: Jewelry, Artwork, Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, Golf and Baseball outings......and much more......