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"Your Neighborhood Orchestra"

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Great performances, great music and great times at 43!

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 porfessional ensemble numbering 72 players that offers great music and great entertainment for your enjoyment and at a resaonable cost. We count on you, our neighbors and friends to seve 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 orchetra.

The 2017-2018 season promises more enrichment while having a great time. The October concert features German music, in part, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, begun in Germany in 1517. The ever popular holilday concert will highlight the Macomb Ballet in portions of  The Nutcracker. The growing popularity of the "intimate orchestra," suitable for baroque music has many in our audience clamoring for Bach, Vivaldi and the like. We'll conclude the season in April with "Just for a Laugh," without humor, would we be truly human? In addition to Mozart's take on humor, we will provide insights into the typical shenanigans that happen at a typical rehearsal with many smiles. Film Nino Rotta created it and we'll play it.

Not on the subscription series are the essential Youth Education Concerts of Wednesday, February 21. Grade schoolers and seniors are introduced to great music and the symphony orchestra during the morning hours. Admission is only provided through the symphony office (586) 286-2045.

 In addition to our music making, the M.S.O. will present a fun filled evening at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site on Thursday, November 9th. Tickets will be available at the October concert, from orchestra board members or from the symphony office by calling (586) 286-2045.            

As always, we would like to offer season subscribers one additional ticket to the concert of their choice FREE.  We will provide a voucher, good at the box office, as our way of saying THANKS!

Enjoy the music!
Thomas Cook,
Music Director

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