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Immerse yourself with some of North America's finest award-winning musicians as the Midland Symphony Orchestra collaborates on notable works in classical repertoire and introduces audiences to new symphonic experiences to audiences that critics are calling "wildly innovative experiences with the highest level of musicality!"

Concerts & Events

Orchestra 101 Photo

Orchestra 101


In the best interest of public health, based on Governor Whitmer's orders on temporary prohibition on large assemblages and events, and for the safety of our patrons, volunteers and community, Orchestra 101 at Midland Center for the Arts, scheduled for April 15 has been canceled
Shostakovich Symphony No 7 Photo

MSO Spring Show: A Virtual Experience

APR 18, 2020 

Due to current uncertainties and out of an abundance of caution toward our audience and artists’ health, we are cancelling our in-person Midland Symphony Orchestra concert scheduled for April 18. We hope that you join us in lieu of the concert as members of the orchestra collaborate to create a unique virtual concert you will be able to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Music Director

Bohuslav Rattay

Czech conductor and Music Director Bohuslav Rattay continues to bring a new style and flare to the podium, taking your classical music experience outside of the box. An enthusiastic promoter for classical music, Mr. Rattay strives to bring traditional and innovative programs together in a manner that’s exciting and fresh for his audience.

Bohuslav divides his time between the United States and Europe, always continuing his quest to find new ways to bring great music into the lives of people on both continents.

More to Know

About the Midland Symphony Orchestra

More than 70 of the best professionals musicians across the State of Michigan and beyond join together to provide the Great Lakes Bay Region with symphonic music featuring renowned guest artists, family programs and special events since 1936. The Symphony has become the finest entertainment in the region with continued SOLD OUT performances!

Midland Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Musicians & Auditions

Fall 2020

The Midland Symphony Orchestra is made up of professional musicians from around the state of Michigan and beyond. Auditions are held annually in the fall. For information about auditioning for the MSO, please contact Robin Von Wald.

More to Know

Violin Teacher with student

Education & Outreach

Activities to foster future musicians and music appreciation for all ages in the greater Midland area.
Girls in Theatre seats

First Timers Guide

Here's useful information before your visit. We also have a children's go-to guide for families.
Donor Lounge

Enjoy Exclusive Benefits

Make the most of your symphony experience with VIP parking, a private donor's lounge and more.


The next audition cycle for the Midland Symphony Orchestra will take place in the fall of 2020.