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All MasterWorks and Pops concerts are in Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Chamber concerts are in Molly Grove Chapel at First Presbyterian Church, and Jazz Band concerts are in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.

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Jazz Band

Big Band
11/5/2017 7:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Ron Newman, Director

The Lansing Symphony Jazz Band presents 17 of Michigan’s finest jazz musicians playing selections ranging from the classics of the big band era to the most current and exciting contemporary pieces.

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MasterWorks
11/10/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

David Rayl, Conductor
Sara MacKimmie, Soprano
Meg Bragle, Mezzo-Soprano
Steven Tharp, Tenor

University Chorale

MSU Choral Union

State Singers

 

BACH:                   Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

VIVALDI:            Gloria 

HANDEL:            Foundling Hospital Anthem

 

The three most-revered composers of the Baroque era are featured in this program of spirted choral and instrumental masterpieces. Joining the LSO for this program will be the voices of the University Chorale, MSU Choral Union and State Singers who are sure to take you on a heavenly ride. 

Holiday Pops

Pops
12/10/2017 3:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
​Demi Fragale, Vocalist

Season’s Greeting! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Lansing Symphony is delighted to bring you an afternoon of timeless carols and festive tunes. Hometown guests Demi Fragale and the MSU Youth Chorale join in the fun for this mid-Michigan community tradition. Fill yourself with the joyful spirit of the holidays and share it with friends, family and the Lansing Symphony!

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MasterWorks
1/6/2018 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
David Cooper, Horn

RAVEL:                Le Tombeau  de Couperin

GLIERE:              Horn Concerto

BEETHOVEN:   Symphony No. 2

 

Principal Horn of the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic and Grand Ledge native, David Cooper, brings Gliere’s romantic Horn Concerto to life for his Lansing Symphony homecoming debut. Ravel's colorful yet melancholy homage to a musical ancestor, and Beethoven’s Second Symphony, a joyous work written during a time of great personal grief, round out this program.  

Chamber Concert

Chamber
1/21/2018 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel

Richard Sherman, Artistic Director

Seunghee Lee, violin
Roman Kosarev, viola
Nathaniel Pierce, cello
Zhihua Tang, piano

 

Music by Brahms and Rubinstein.

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MasterWorks
2/10/2018 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, Violin

MOZART                             The Marriage of Figaro Overture

MENDELSSOHN              Violin Concerto

KORNGOLD                       Symphony in F-sharp

 

"Absolutely phenomenal"... words used by the legendary Yehudi Menuhin to describe violinist Yi-Jia Hou.  Performing Mendelssohn’s masterful and beloved Violin Concerto, Hou is sure to leave the audience in awe. In his Symphony, Korngold brings to the concert stage the same sweeping and reminiscent musical style for which he was recognized by the film industry as among the first Academy Award Winning composers. 

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Pops
2/23/2018 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
​Radiance, Vocal Group

The music of Motown and R& B is back but this time we pay tribute to the brilliant female voices that brought down the house during that amazing era. Dance and sing-along to classics by legendary groups like the Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas and the Marvelettes. Get ready to feel the electricity from the stage with Dancing in the Streets, Stop in the Name of Love, You Keep Me Hanging On and other hits. It will be show-stopping!

Jazz Band

Big Band
3/11/2018 7:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Ron Newman, Director

The Lansing Symphony Jazz Band presents 17 of Michigan’s finest jazz musicians playing selections ranging from the classics of the big band era to the most current and exciting contemporary pieces.

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MasterWorks
3/24/2018 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Hong Hong, Cello

JAMES NIBLOCK:            Three American Dances

SAINT-SAENS:                  Cello Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS:                           Symphony No. 3

 

In celebration of his 100th birthday, this program opens with a composition of James Niblock, former concertmaster of the Lansing Symphony. The Symphony also celebrates a current Principal player, Cellist Hong Hong, who takes centerstage to share his artistry in Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto.

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Pops
4/21/2018 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor

What’s YOUR flavor of music? Broadway? 80s? Motown? Now is the chance for your voice to be heard! Throughout the season, you will get to pick tunes from treasured Broadway musicals along with your favorite chart-topping songs. With lots to choose from, your musical adventure is sure to be a smash hit!

Chamber Concert

Chamber
4/29/2018 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel

Richard Sherman, Artistic Director

Samvel Arakelyan, violin
Sandro Sidamonidze, cello

Katia Dinas, piano

 

Music by Tchaikovsky & Babadjanian

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MasterWorks
5/11/2018 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
​TBA - Gilmore Young Artist, Piano

ZHOU TIAN:                              Poem from a Vanished Time

RACHMANINOFF                      Piano Concerto No. 2

MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL:           Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Pictures at an Exhibition exquisitely captures the many characters found in Victor Hartmann’s artwork, from delicate movements to powerful statements such as the work's finale, The Great Gate of Kiev. This composition has secured Hartmann a place in history, and an unforgettable conclusion to this season!

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