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Meet the Maestro

Starting October 16, 2022 to October 16, 2022
Meet the SMSO’s new Music Director, Maestro Matthew Aubin. Aubin kicks off his tenure with some of his favorite works including Beethoven’s lighthearted 8th Symphony. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kennedy takes the stage to perform American composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The concert opens with the First Symphony of Adolphus Hailstork, an MSU alum and the Dean of African American composers.
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Hollywood Holidays

Starting December 10, 2022 to December 10, 2022
Celebrate the season with the SMSO. Maestro Aubin has a selection of holiday songs along with your favorite music from films like "Home Alone", "Polar Express", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", and more. The program promises a surprise or two. You won't want to miss it!
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LMYO Concert

Starting December 11, 2022 to December 11, 2022
Listening, blending, and making music within the orchestra setting is a challenge met by all students in LMYO. The Encore Strings, Concert Strings, LMYO Winds, and the Youth Symphony all perform at the winter and spring concerts. In these ensembles, principal players learn what it means to effectively lead a section and all players learn to play together with unity, passion, precision and musical excellence. Students refine musical skills by performing original masterworks, arrangements and pop favorites.
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Dueling Pianos

Starting January 27, 2023 to January 27, 2023
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Shostakovich’s 5th

Starting March 19, 2023 to March 19, 2023
The SMSO recognizes musicians that 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.
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An American in Paris

Starting April 30, 2023 to April 30, 2023
Maestro Aubin celebrates his personal connection to French culture with a mixture of French and American music. Aubin welcomes back Mitsuru Kubo and Jeremy Crosmer to perform hidden gems by Fernande Decruck, a composer near and dear to his heart. Musicians from the LMYO join the SMSO on music from Aaron Copland’s Rodeo. The season closes with Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
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LMYO Concert

Starting May 14, 2023 to May 14, 2023
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Summer Concert Series

Starting August 1, 2023 to August 1, 2023
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Ticket Details

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Grand Series
Make this an unforgettable season with our Grand Series, which includes tickets to ALL FOUR (4) mainstage concerts featuring celebrated national, regional, and local artists at a discounted rate.

  • Zone A: $116
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Design your own custom ticket package with our 3-Pack Series, selecting three (3) concerts of your choice at a discounted rate.

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Individual event tickets are available for purchase for each concert.

  • Zone A: $35
  • Zone B: $20
Howard Performing Arts Center

Andrews University, Berrien Springs

The Mendel Center Mainstage

1100 Yore Ave., Benton Harbor, MI


All concerts are subject to change. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be exchanged for seats of equal or lesser value during the season.

All tickets must be exchanged prior to the concert date of the performance you are unable to attend.