The Muncie Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Pianist Kenny Broberg

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By: Morgan Dean—

Muncie, IN – The Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s third classical concert of the 2017-2018 season will be performed Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Sursa Performance Hall.

“I am excited to welcome Kenny Broberg back to Muncie to share the enormously demanding 3rd Piano Concerto of Sergei Rachmaninoff. He is truly a ‘rock star pianist’,” said Artistic Director and Conductor, Douglas Droste.

Kenny Broberg is the 2017 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Award Winner and 2017 Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist.  Mr. Broberg will perform Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 during the second half of the concert.

“It will be an extraordinary musical treat to have Kenny Broberg perform the Rachmaninoff with the MSO. I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Broberg when he won the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition playing Gershwin. He is one of those rare performers where you not only want to listen attentively, but watch his every move—a mature artist beyond his years,” said Dr. Robert Kvam, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Ball State University.

During the first half of the concert, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra will perform Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka followed by Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48.

Tickets for Youth (K-12) are $5, Ball State student tickets are free in advance with student ID or $10 at the door, and adults $30 in advance or $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or visit

MSO patrons may use their MSO ticket or ticket stub for FREE admission to any or all of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition audition dates on Nov. 10 -12 in Sursa Performance Hall.

This Muncie Symphony Orchestra concert is made possible through the generosity of Season Sponsor, Muncie Power Products.  Concert support is provided The George and Frances Ball Foundation and Ball State University’s School of Music. 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.