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

        

Midland Symphony Orchestra

Symphonic Dances: Rebirth, Renewal & West Side Story

OCT 8, 2022

Dai Wei: Samsaric Dance
Leonard Bernstein: Selections from from WEST SIDE STORY
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

The 2022-2023 season opens with a dynamic work by young composer Dai Wei, who was inspired by cycles of rebirth when composing Samsaric Dance. Three life lines – represented by three stylistically distinct harmonies – emerge independently, expand, fade and ultimately converge into one tone at the end of this extraordinary piece. The evening is rounded out by the lush rhythmic vivacity and shifting tones of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and selections from Bernstein’s iconic musical, WEST SIDE STORY.

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Mozart Requiem & More

NOV 5, 2022

Jennifer Higdon: Cold Mountain Suite
Mozart: Requiem

Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Choirs of the Center join forces to perform one of the most significant choral orchestral masterworks ever written, Mozart Requiem. This fascinating and emotionally stirring piece will be the climax an evening that opens with a new commission by the Midland Symphony as part of the New Music for America consortium. This brand-new work is by Pulitzer Prize and double Grammy-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, who brings us a suite on her award-winning opera, Cold Mountain, in performance that will also feature Wayne State University choirs and Rackham Choir of Detroit.

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Holiday Pops

DEC 17, 2022 

Guest Artist: Ali Ewoldt

Broadway star, Ali Ewoldt, hosts this annual Midland Center tradition. Ali made her Broadway debut as Cosette in the first Broadway revival of LES MISÉRABLES, and has since starred as Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway, as well as Maria on tour in WEST SIDE STORY. Ali’s powerful voice will be joined by the Choirs of the Center singing all of your favorite seasonal tunes, backed by your own Midland Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss this signature event of the Great Lakes Bay region’s holiday season!

Season Subscriptions are available NOW and single tickets on sale at a later date to be announced.

Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

MAR 11, 2023 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Guest Artist: Evren Ozel
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7

Sensational pianist, Evren Ozel, makes his Midland Symphony debut performing in one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular and famous piano concertos – the passionate, emotional and rhapsodic Piano Concerto No.1. The second half of the evening features Shostakovich’s massive Symphony No. 7. Composed in defiance of the siege of Leningrad, this work may perhaps be heard with a new understanding, as directly relevant to world events today as when it was composed.

Season Subscriptions are available NOW and single tickets on sale at a later date to be announced.

Taking Fate In Our Hands

MAY 13, 2023 

Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers
Johann Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Guest Artist: George Goad
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Michigan native and popular soloist, George Goad, joins the Orchestra to perform one of Hummel’s masterpieces, the Trumpet Concerto. The Orchestra will play a piece by outstanding living composer Carlos Simon, Fate Now Conquers – a work and title inspired by Beethoven’s journal entry of that phrase from the Iliad. The piece is as unpredictable as fate, alternately frenzied and fluid as life itself. The concert will be capped off by the monumental and heroic fifth symphony of Beethoven.

Season Subscriptions are available NOW and single tickets on sale at a later date to be announced.

Midland Symphony Orchestra programs are made possible in part through the generosity of Sarah & Dan Opperman.