Jan. 18, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: MSO’s “Scottish Fantasy” | 2/6/2016

The Midland Symphony Orchestra will take concertgoers on a musical journey from Scotland to the New World when Director Bohuslav Rattay and the MSO present Scottish Fantasy in the Midland Center for the Arts Auditorium, 1801 W. St. Andrews Rd., Midland, MI, on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.  Concertmaster Takeshi Abo steps out […]

Nov. 9, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: MSO presents “The Nutcracker” Ballet | 12/4/15 – 12/6/15

Leap into the holiday season when Midland Symphony Orchestra and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company present “The Nutcracker.” From the creative minds behind “The Polar Express,” “Jumanji,” “Wicked” and “Sweeney Todd” comes a fresh – yet familiar – take on a holiday classic! Share the magic and rekindle the tradition as Michigan’s only professional ballet […]

Oct. 20, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Terri Trotter appointed MCFTA CEO

Midland Center for the Arts Board Chairman Bill Collins announces that Terri Trotter has accepted the position of President and CEO of Midland Center for the Arts, effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Trotter replaces Michael D. Hayes, who in April announced his intention to retire, having served as President and CEO since October 2010. An […]

PRESS RELEASE: MSO’s “Smooth as Glass” | 11/7/15

MIDLAND, MI – Pop and classical come together when the Midland Symphony Orchestra presents Smooth as Glass, featuring Rachmaninoff’s timeless classic Piano Concerto No. 3 and the work of American composer Philip Glass titled Symphony No. 4 “Heroes,” a beautiful adaptation of David Bowie’s 1977 album. “In a series of innovative recordings made in the […]

Sep. 14, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: MSO’s Opening Night with Chris Brubeck | 10/3/15

Get carried away with director Bohuslav Rattay and the MSO as they open their 80th concert season by welcoming to the stage GRAMMY®-nominated composer Chris Brubeck. Showing off his principal instrument with a concerto he wrote for bass trombone, Chris Brubeck joins the MSO to perform a jazz-inspired piece that packs a punch while paying […]

Mar. 16, 2015

“SYBARITE5” with Midland Symphony Orchestra Press Release

The string quintet SYBARITE5 joins the MSO to premiere “Beatbox,” the world’s first concerto for string quintet and orchestra by the award-winning American composer Dan Visconti. The overture to Rossini’s opera “William Tell,” made famous by “The Lone Ranger,” opens the program and Tchaikovsky wrestles with fate during his highly emotional Symphony No. 4. “My new […]

Jan. 12, 2015

MSO’s “Spontaneous Combustion” with Nick Kendall, violin, Press Release

Time for Three’s talented violinist, Nick Kendall, returns to Midland to join the Midland Symphony Orchestra for “Spontaneous Combustion,” a fiery concerto composed for him by jazz musician Chris Brubeck. The product of a three-day jam session, the final work seamlessly fuses classical, jazz, country fiddling and improvisation. Also on the program are Enesco’s vivid […]

Sep. 29, 2014

MSO’s “Classical & Canvas” Concert Press Release

Michigan artist Martina Hahn brings her speed painting talent to the stage for Midland Symphony Orchestra’s November concert, “Classical & Canvas.” Audience members will watch as Hahn creates several works of art inspired by Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” From its brooding beginning to dazzling finale, Stravinsky’s ballet music will take you on a breathtaking journey as […]

Sep. 9, 2014

MSO’s Arabian Nights Concert Press Release

The MSO and music director Bohuslav Rattay will open the 2014-2015 concert season with an evening of symphonic storytelling. Based on a collection of ancient Arabic folklore, Karim Al-Zand’s “The Seventh Voyage of Sindbad” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” will musically guide you through the greatest of tall tales: A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Also on […]