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"Your Neighborhood Orchestra"

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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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