MSO friends & family,
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 enterainment for your enjoyment and at a reasonable cost. 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 orchestra.
The 2021-22 season will provide some pleasant surprises intended to enrich your life and that of the community. For starters, the annual concert of ethnic music in October will honor Austria's capital in grand tradition. Our audience has come to anticipate the holiday music themed concert with film clips that serve as the movie source. AND, yes we will perform highlights from the Nutcracker featuring members of the Macomb Ballet. The growing popularity of the "intimate orchestra," suitable for baroque music has many in our audience clamoring for Bach, Handel and the like, will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica. We'll conclude the season in April with "Colorful Images" with music from Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
Not on the subscription series are the essential Youth Education Concerts of Wednesday, March 16th, 2022."Students" from eight to eighty are introduced to great music and the symphony orchestra during the morning hours. Admissions is only provided through the symphony office (248) 225-2190.
Our gratitude for our donors, patrons, partners, and community of music lovers is unwavering. Without you, we simply could not exist! We hope that you all remain safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing you at our season concerts.
We would also like to thank the individuals, groups, and businesses that have supported us and continue to do so.
See you at the Symphony,
Music Director & Conductor
Sunday, December 5th, 2021 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. Nutcracker excerpts will also be performed featuring members of the Macomb Ballet.
If you have holiday shopping to do, don't forget to stop by the MSO holiday boutique before the start of the concert and during intermission.
The afternoon will conclude with a visit from Santa, bringing treats for the boys and girls and a traditional carol sing-along for all.
Sunday, March 6th, 2022 3:00 p.m.
The annual concert of "early music" is always anticipated by our audience. The smaller sized orchestra offers an intimate listening experience not to be heard with the full symphony orchestra. If the names of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi whet your appetite, you'll find it here.
The concert of baroque music will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church (Van Dyke at M 59). Joining the Chamber Orchestra will be the Macomb Chamber Choir from Macomb Community College.
Friday, April 8th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
The marriage of the eye and the ear! Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" - a treat for both senses!