Muncie Symphony Orchestra Announces “Opening Night” Saturday Sept. 23rd

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By: Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director MSO—

Muncie, IN Experience “Opening Night” with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall. Pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in Sursa Hall with Douglas Droste and guests.

“This opening concert has the subtitle New and Old, where we will play a “musical tennis match” between old standards and new music,” says Douglas Droste, Artistic Director and Conductor. “We will feature two of our new principal players, a world premiere, the heartwarming music of Brahms, and a 4-minute race in a fast machine (think an orchestral Indy car!)”

MSO’s new concertmaster, Noelle Tretick Gosling, spent her childhood in the Muncie community. “I’m delighted to be part of the Muncie Symphony family especially since it has played such an integral role in my own family’s musical life. To sit in my father’s concertmaster chair over five decades later is an honor and privilege that I take very seriously,”   reflects Ms. Tretick Gosling.

Dr. Lisa Kozenko, MSO Principal Oboe, shares her enthusiasm for her new home.  “Performing this Bach Concerto for you is an honor and privilege. As I start my new journey here in Muncie with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, I hope this will be one of the many opportunities I will have to bring music to the community.”

Ms. Tretick Gosling and Dr. Kozenko will perform Concerto for Violin and Oboe by J.S. Bach.  Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73, and Compromise! by composer Mike D’Ambrosio complete the musical tapestry of selections for the evening.

Youth tickets are just $5 and adult ticket are $30 in advance. BSU Student tickets are free w/ student ID in advance.  For tickets contact the Emens Box Office at 765.285.1539 or visit Youth season tickets are free with an adult season ticket purchase and are still available through the MSO office at 765.285.5531.

The 2017/2018 season and this concert were made possible by the generosity of Muncie Power Products, Season Sponsor, and Meridian Health Services, Presenting Sponsor.  Generous concert support is provided by the George and Frances Ball Foundation. Season partnership and support provided by Ball State University, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Public Radio, and WIPB.

About 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.