By: Morgan Dean—
Muncie, IN, – The Muncie Symphony Orchestra concludes their 2017-2018 subscription season this Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. “Season Finale” features the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana, along with 2017 MSO Young Artist Competition winner, pianist Phillip Shou. An informative pre-concert talk with MSO Artistic Director and Conductor, Douglas Droste, and pianist, Phillip Shou, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Williams Lounge. Refreshments will be offered in the George and Frances Ball Foundation Lobby immediately following the concert.
Tickets for Youth (K-12) are $5; Ball State student tickets are free in advance with student ID or $10 at the door and adult single tickets start at $25. To purchase tickets, contact the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org.
“Our season finale concert will be a thrill for all,” said Artistic Director and Conductor Douglas Droste. “We will once again share the stage with the talented students of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana, feature a Young Artist Competition winner on the Schumann Piano Concerto, and conclude the year with Mahler’s iconic Symphony No. 1, which hasn’t been performed in Muncie in quite some time.”
The concert will begin with an exciting side-by-side performance of Norma by Vincenzo Bellini from the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central. The first half of the concert will conclude with the talented 2017 MSO Young Artist Competition winner, Phillip Shou, as he performs the first movement of Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann. After intermission, the concert will conclude with one of Gustav Mahler’s most famous pieces, Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan).
The MSO “Season Finale” is made possible by the generosity of our Season Sponsor, Muncie Power Products, our Concert Sponsor, Gill Bros. Furniture, and concert support provided by the George and Frances Ball Foundation. Season partnership and support is provided by Indiana Public Radio, WIPB, Indiana Arts Commission, and Ball State University.
About the Muncie Symphony Orchestra
The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1948 that strives to enrich quality of life in Muncie through live orchestral performances and education outreach. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO presents classical and pops concerts, chamber concerts, and free community engagement programs, to cultivate enduring community partnerships.