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Experience the Performing Arts!

Explore our five performance series to discover a world of possibilities right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 



Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Sing & Swing

THU, FEB 22, 2024 / 7:30 PM
featuring Bria Skonberg & Benny Benack III

Celebrate the great American Songbook in all of its playful – and sophisticated – glory, brought to life by two of jazz’s brightest stars – Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III. Each armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Bria and Benny relive and reimagine classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Judy Garland with Bing Crosby; Dean Martin with Peggy Lee, and more. Featuring songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more, and joined by a quartet of New York jazz all-stars, this is an “unforgettable” evening of singin’ and swingin’ with Bria and Benny!

Wonders of Nature

SAT, FEB 24, 2024 / 7:30 PM

John Estacio: Aurora Triptych
Claude Debussy: La Mer

Explore and revel with the Midland Symphony Orchestra in one of the most beautiful naturally occurring wonders of the world – the Aurora Borealis – as the Orchestra performs Aurora Triptych by John Estacio, accompanied by a live film featuring inspiring and breathtaking images and video of the Northern Lights as curated by award-winning astronomer, Dr. José Francisco Salgado. The second half of the program features Debussy’s impressionistic and powerfully elegant tribute to the majesty of the sea, La Mer.


SAT, APR 20, 2024 / 7:30 PM

With BMX, basketball, breakdancing, beatboxing, acrobatics, drumming, and more, the international smash hit 360 ALLSTARS comes to Midland! A phenomenal physical performance exploring all forms of rotation, this show connects the street with the elite to deliver a high energy display of talent. Boasting a stellar international cast of World Champions and World Record-holding athletes and artists, 360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.

How to Navigate Life

WED, APR 24, 2024 / 7:30 PM

Belle Liang and Timothy Klein’s bestselling book, How to Navigate Life: The New Science of Finding Your Way in School, Career and Beyond is rapidly becoming an essential guide to tackling what we can all do to cut through stress and performance pressure, and find a path to purpose.

The co-authors argue that having a clear sense of purpose, grounded in core values, can help direct one to the best path in life. They have created a framework and a set of questions that not only apply to students and young adults, but also to adults in mid-life, organizations, companies, and even communities. Belle and Tim will discuss their ideas for examining how to move forward in life and create a fulfilling existence in this world.