Conductor's Note

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A Fabulous Foursome for the Forty-Fifth Season


Welcome! Come and enjoy this extraordinary season of music by your Macomb Symphony Orchestra. It's an exciting season packed with momentous music at a great price and great locations played by the outstanding musicians of your Macomb Symphony Orchestra. The season reflects my 45 years with your MSO. Some things seldom change... Some things do!

After the popular concert of ethnic pride this fall featuring all things Scottish, the December concert with Prof. Gregory Sumner continues with "Holidays Flicks," music associated with films set at and around the Christmas season.

In March - something new! The concert of baroque music, now a major attraction for our audience, will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church (Van Dyke at M59). Joing the Chamber Orchestra will be the Macomb Chamber Choir from Macomb Community College.

The season concludes with "Broadway all the Way," a celebration of the American stage, offering everything from Show Boat  to the recent sensation, Frozen. Enhancing this performance will be the vocal stylings of Billy and Amy Petty. 

It is your presence that transforms notes on a page into heart-expanding, heart-breaking, and heart-stealing music. With great affection for this orchestra, I personally invite you to join us for our Forty-Five Celebration season.

See you at the Symphony,

Thomas Cook,
Music Director & Conductor

Our Upcoming Concerts & Events


Twist the Night Away

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  Twist the Night Away - 1950's Fundraiser for the Macomb Symphony Orchestra - Thursday November 14th, 2019 6:00 - 9:00pm

  Our annual fund-raiser will be held at the spectacular Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township. The Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site is located at 49965 Van Dyke, north of 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township. 
  There will be food tasting, beer & wine, live music by the Tonic Quartet, a tour of the Packard vehicles collection, a optional costume contest, raffles and dancing.

  Please come to support the Macomb Symphony Orchestra and keep live Classical music in Macomb County.
  Tickets are $25.00 per person with 100% going to support the Macomb Symphony Orchestra.
  Tickets can be purchased by calling the symphony office at 586-286-2045 or visiting Eventbrite:

Holiday Flicks

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Sunday, December 8th, 2019  3:00 p.m.

Knowledge, insightful and entertaining are compliments we have heard when speaking of U. of D. Professor, Gregory Sumner, our resident movie maven. The holiday concert has assumed a theatrical atmosphere with the input from Greg.

Great movies without great musical scores are hard to imagine. Professor Sumner sets the stage for us by explaining the plot and history of a number of holiday movies, and then famous portions are projected over the orchestra. The MSO concludes each portion by playing "live" the music that helped make the movie great.


Broadway all the Way

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Friday, April 17th, 2020  8:00 p.m.

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Macomb Symphony Orchestra, our spring concert presents a program recreating some of the great music and magic of Broadway. The MSO will perform everything from Braodway's ShowBoat of the 1928 to current favorites like Frozen and The Lion King with enough room for Into the Woods, and Les Miserables.   Enhancing this performance will be the vocal stylings of Billy and Amy Petty.