Conductor's Note

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"Be Our Guest"

music_director_1It's well known that in order to have a great party, you have to have great music! You'll be part of the experience when you join us for the "parties" we will be giving in the 2015-16 season. Whether you join us for one or all (a savings for the concert series) of the exciting performances, a silent auction or our November 18th "Motorcars, Merlot & Music" get together at the spectacular Stahl's Auto Museum, there's something for everyone. Come one, come all. Let's get our 41st season started with a celebration.

We like to think we are the friendly family orchestra. Around southeastern Michigan, the Macomb Symphony is known for its warmth and comradery. The players enjoy working together. The board of directors has an excellent relationship with the audience and each other and patrons seem to be at home when they are part of the whole picture. I hope you'll feel free to express yourselves to us in the lobby or through email and telephone contacts.

A measure of your interest is the annual ethnic concert, this year on October 16th. The music and atmosphere will be English, but you don't have to be a Brit to enjoy the great music. December 13th will be our night (actually afternoon) at the movies. Our intent is to enhance the coming holiday spirit. The Macomb Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble similar in size to court orchestras of the 18th century, will provide delightful music of the late baroque and early classical periods in April. May 20th will showcase music inspired by rivers and oceans. "It's in the Water" is the tile, but should not be worrisome. It's good, clean and refreshing!

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

Our Upcoming Concerts & Events


It's in the Water

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 Friday, May 20th, 2016  8:00 p.m.
its in the water

 Movement as fluid as the tides of the ocean or ripples ina puddle... water, in all its forms, has inspired composer for centuries.

We'll start this sampling of watery works with "The Big Muddy," which musically represents the separation of our great country, east from west. Ferde Grofe's Mississippi Suite presents four pictures of life on the river with great charm and a splash of Americana.

Meanwhile, abroad there are more picturesque rivers and lakes to provide musical inspiration. The Moldau is a favorite tone poem by Bedrich Smetana, whose wonder-filled melodies help us imagine events on the mighty river.


Silent Auction

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May 20th, 2016

The Macomb Symphony Orchestra will host its annual silent auction in conjunction with its "It's in the Water," concert. Please join the orchestra for a spectacular cantata and shopping.The auction will take place before the concert and during intermission. 

 Join in the bidding on: Jewelry, Artwork, Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets...and much more......