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Beethoven’s Ninth

Howard Performing Arts Center

Howard Performing Arts Center 4160 E Campus Cir Dr, Berrien Springs, MI, United States

Experience two epic live performances in one night! Opening the concert is Coleman's "Seven O' Clock Shout", a tribute to the heartwarming ritual of evening serenades that brought people together amidst isolation to celebrate life during the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by Beethoven’s famous Ninth Symphony. The SMSO will perform these landmark works alongside the Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus, and other special guests. Truly a musical journey for the heart and mind, this is a night you won't want to miss!

Merry & Bright

Mendel Center

The Mendel Center 1100 Yore Ave, Benton Harbor, MI, United States

Tis’ the season to celebrate with the SMSO! Join us for an evening of merry making, beloved traditions, and a taste of holiday music from around the world. A festive favorite, this annual concert is a treat for the whole family.

The Four Seasons

Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

Heritage Museum & Cultural Center 601 Main St., St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

Discover the beauty of classics reimagined for today's modern ear. Presented at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, this intimately sized performance featuring SMSO's Concertmaster Whun Kim (violin) and Associate Concertmaster Abigail Weener (violin) will carry listeners across season and time mixing newer contemporary arrangements alongside original compositions of Vivaldi's best-known suite.

Rhapsody in Blue

Mendel Center

The Mendel Center 1100 Yore Ave, Benton Harbor, MI, United States

Meet some of music's boundary pushers and barrier breakers with a featured side-by-side performance with the next generation of musicians, the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra. Relish a gem from female composer Fernande Decruck. The sounds of gospel, blues, and jazz meet the orchestral stage with Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown, and Beige," his musical illustration of African American history. Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" concludes the SMSO's Mainstage season with the raucous and joyous energy of city life.