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Howard Performing Arts Center

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4160 E Campus Circle Dr, Berrien Springs, 49104 United States

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October 2022
$20-35

SMSO Mainstage Concert Meet the Maestro

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director, Maestro Matthew Aubin kicks off his tenure with some of his favorite works, including Beethoven’s lighthearted 8th Symphony. Detroit Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kennedy takes the stage to perform American composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The concert will open with the First Symphony of Adolphus Hailstork, an MSU alum and the Dean of African American composers.... ...Read Full Story

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$20-35

SMSO Mainstage Concert Meet the Maestro

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Meet the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director, Maestro Matthew Aubin kicks off his tenure with some of his favorite works, including Beethoven’s lighthearted 8th Symphony. Detroit Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kennedy takes the stage to perform American composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The concert will open with the First Symphony of Adolphus Hailstork, an MSU alum and the Dean of African American composers.... ...Read Full Story

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March 2023
$20-35

SMSO Mainstage Series- Shostakovich’s 5th

March 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra recognizes musicians who create great art in the midst of darkness. American composer Jennifer Higdon’s “blue cathedral” is a memorial to her younger brother. Pianist and Gilmore Young Artist Maxim Lando performs Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” a work that takes inspiration from the Dies Irae or Day of Wrath. Shostakovich faced censorship under Soviet rule, but managed to triumph with his 5th Symphony.... ...Read Full Story

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April 2023
$20-35

SMSO Mainstage Series “An American in Paris”

April 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SMSO Music Director and Maestro Matthew Aubin celebrates his personal connection to French culture with a mixture of French and American music. Aubin welcomes back Mitsuru Kubo (viola) and Jeremy Crosmer (cello) to perform hidden gems by Fernande Decruck, a composer near and dear to Aubin’s heart. Musicians from the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra will join the SMSO musicians to perform music from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo.” The season will close with Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”... ...Read Full Story

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