The Muncie Symphony Orchestra Presents a Holiday Tradition on December 3rd

MSO Holiday Pops Concert. Photo provided.MSO Holiday Pops Concert. Photo provided.

By: Jennifer Johnson—

Celebrate the holiday season with The Muncie Symphony Orchestra!  Join the MSO and guests for the annual Fisher | Shafer Holiday Pops concert this Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. This performance takes place in Emens Auditorium on the Ball State University campus.

Youth tickets (K-12) are just $5 and adult single tickets start at $25.  Contact the Emens/Sursa Box Office at 765.285.1539 or visit

“Our annual Holiday Pops show is a Muncie tradition. The internationally-known Ball State University Singers will again be our guests for a Broadway-style holiday show” says Douglas Droste, MSO Artistic Director and Conductor.  Additional guests include talented dancers from the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance.

Pre-concert children’s activities begin at 3 p.m.  Activities partners include Muncie Ballet, Toys Forever Models & Hobbies, face painting provided by Ball State University Theatre students, the MSO Instrument Petting Zoo and FREE family portraits sponsored by Murray’s Jewelers.  The Muncie Symphony League will hold its annual Wreath Auction before the concert and during intermission.

The Fisher | Shafer Holiday Pops will also feature performances by the Intermezzo Orchestra, directed by Martha Murphy. The Intermezzo Orchestra is one of three orchestras that are the Youth Symphony Orchestras of East Central Indiana (YSOECI).  The YSOECI has approximately 100 students overall across three orchestras, plus Music Fundamentals classes.

Bring the entire family to celebrate the holidays, complete with roasted chestnuts and hot apple cider offered during intermission.

This concert is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor, Old National Bank and Concert Sponsors, Westminster Village and Murray’s Jewelers.  Generous 2016/17 season sponsorship is provided by Muncie Power Products.

Jennifer Johnson talks about the holiday MSO concert on WLBC. Click below to listen. 


About Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1948, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra seeks to provide its audience with rewarding musical experiences and to promote social exchange among attendees of the musical events. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO uses music as a way to engage, educate, entertain and enrich through traditional classical and pops concerts, children’s concert, chamber events, and community engagement programs.

Jennifer Johnson is Executive Director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra