Concerts & Events

 


AND OUR FABULOUS ANNUAL POPS

Windborne’s Music of Michael Jackson

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Macon City Auditorium

From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windborne’s “Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer from ABC, I’ll Be There and Got To Be There through Beat It, Thriller, Rock With You, The Way You Make Me Feel and many more. Join conductor Brent Havens and the MSO for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jackson’s influential and celebrated career!

General Admission Balcony Tickets $15
Tables for 10 $400 and $450
Purchase of a Table allows you to bring in your own food and beverages.

 


Once Upon A Symphony

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Conductor ~ Dr. C. David Keith
The Grand Opera House
Concert 7:30 pm

WILLIAMS – Summon the Heroes
BACH Overture (Suite) No. 3 in D Major
ANDERSON Plink, Plank, Plunk
ANDERSON The Typewriter
ANDERSON – The Syncopated Clock
COPELAND – Hoe Down (from Rodeo)
PROKOFIEV – Peter and the Wolf
BIZET – Carmen Suite No. 1

… and surprises guaranteed to thrill!

Children and adults will experience the wonder of stories told through music in our spectacular season finale. With community favorite Dr. Keith at the podium and featuring several special guests, this concert will delight audiences of all ages in an enchanting evening of dynamic musical exposition through timeless masterpieces.


PAST EVENTS

Symphonic Tricks & Orchestral Treats

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Conductor ~ Jerry Steichen
The Grand Opera House

MUSSORGSKY –Night on Bald Mountain
HUMPERDINCK Witch’s Ride from Hansel and Gretel
ROSSINI/RESPIGHI Tarantella from Boutique Fantastique
SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre
KHATCHATURIAN – Sabre dance from Gayane
KHATCHATURIAN – Waltz from Masquerade
BACH – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
ELFMAN – Nightmare before Christmas
DE FALLA – Ritual Fire Dance from El amor burjo
WEBBER – Selections from Phantom of the Opera
WILLIAMS – Harry’s Wondrous World
WILLIAMS – Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick
TEMPERTONMichael Jackson’s Thriller

Under the baton of the versatile and dynamic Jerry Steichen, this Spooktacular concert features a spine-tingling mixture of classical and popular favorites. Put on your Halloween costume and bring the entire family for an exciting and magical celebration.


 

Pathos and Passion

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Conductor ~ Roderick Cox
The Grand Opera House
Conductor Chat 6:30 ~ Concert 7:30

BEETHOVEN – Leonore Overture Op. 3, No 72a
MENDELSSOHN – Suite from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op.61
TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4

Macon native Roderick Cox leads the orchestra in presenting some of the most lovely and enduring music of the classical repertoire. Opening with one of Beethoven’s greatest overtures, the concert will also feature delightful selections from the incidental music written for one of Shakespeare’s boisterous romantic comedies, culminating in Tchaikovsky’s highly personal and turbulent symphonic poem on fate. Join us for an evening of powerful and transformative musical drama as the symphony portrays the unexpected turns in life and love.


 Cinematic Celebration

Saturday, April 25, 2015
ConductorKeitaro Harada
Georgia College University Chorus Select Ensemble
The Grand Opera House      7:30 pm

William Tell Overture
Verdi’s Triumphal March & Ballet
from Aïda
Andrew Lloyd Webber – A Concert Celebration
John William’s Flying Music
from E.T.
Forrest Gump
The Sound of Music: Selections
John William’s Battle of the Heroes
Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Movement III
Sihao He, Cello
Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan
The Entertainer
Nick Ricks, Piano
Che gelida manina from La BohèmeDr.Richard Kosowski, Tenor
Colonel Bogey March from The Bridge on the River Kwai
Seventy-Six Trombones

From opera to Broadway to modern-day film, relive your favorite movie moments in this exciting and dynamic concert!  With an array of talented guest performers and the Georgia College Choir, gems from the stage and screen will be brought to life in this grand season finale.


 Pipes, Drums, and Dances

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Conductor – Travis Jürgens
Guest Artist – Robert McCormick
Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College 7:30 pm

Brahms – Hungarian Dances, Nos. 5, 6, and 7
MárQUEZ ─ Danzón No. 2
Barber – Toccata Festiva
Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, op. 78

In Honor of Charlie Yates and In Memory of Mary Jean Yates

“Pipes, Dances, and Drums” features dances from different countries including Hungary, Mexico, and the United States. Guest organist and Macon native, Robert McCormick, grandson of Mary Jean and Charlie Yates, will join us for two of the pieces, including the Organ Symphony by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Plentiful percussion in each piece will leave you energized and refreshed!

 


Fantasy Fare

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Conductor – Janna Hymes
Guest Artist – Chenny Gan
The Grand Opera House      7:30 pm

Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
LisZT – Hungarian Fantasy
Khachaturian – Toccata
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances

In Memory of Neva Fickling

“Fantasy Fare” will pay tribute to one of the Symphony’s greatest and most beloved supporters, the late Neva Fickling.  Guest artist Chenny Gan will perform Khachaturian’s Toccata, which was the piano solo that won Neva the talent portion of the Miss America pageant. Chenny will also perform the Liszt Hungarian Fantasy with the orchestra, a piece which Neva performed with the Atlanta Symphony towards the end of her reign as Miss America.  From the virtuosic Capriccio Espagnol to the thrilling finale of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Fantasy Fare

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Conductor – Janna Hymes
Guest Artist – Chenny Gan
The Grand Opera House      7:30 pm

Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
LisZT – Hungarian Fantasy
Khachaturian – Toccata
Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances

In Memory of Neva Fickling

“Fantasy Fare” will pay tribute to one of the Symphony’s greatest and most beloved supporters, the late Neva Fickling.  Guest artist Chenny Gan will perform Khachaturian’s Toccata, which was the piano solo that won Neva the talent portion of the Miss America pageant. Chenny will also perform the Liszt Hungarian Fantasy with the orchestra, a piece which Neva performed with the Atlanta Symphony towards the end of her reign as Miss America.  From the virtuosic Capriccio Espagnol to the thrilling finale of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish.


 

 A Very Merry Holiday Pops

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Conductor – Dr. C. David Keith
The Grand Opera House      4:00 pm

Celebrate the season by sharing this warm and joyful musical event with your family.  Enjoy your favorite holiday music including selections from The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus, and many others, as well as an audience sing-along.  Exuberant choruses will set your season aglow and lift your spirits high, including Beulahland Bible Church Choir and other surprises.  Our Holiday Pops is a magical celebration to kick off this special season in an inspiring way.

 


AND OUR FABULOUS ANNUAL POPS….

January 17, 2015 – Windborne’s Music of the Rolling Stones