2017-18 Season at a Glance

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks I

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Alastair Willis, conductor

Rothman, Overture for our City
Korngold Violin Concerto, Op. 35
Mahler Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

KeyBank Pops

KeyBank Pops I

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Scott Speck, conductor
Christine Van Loo
Elena Tsarkova
Vitalii Buza
Vladimir Tsarkov
Vitally Prikhodko
Pavel Korshunov

 

A feast for the eyes and ears! The spectacle of the big top comes alive in the Morris, as acrobats and aerial fliers perform to classical and popular favorites.

June H. Edwards Mosaic

June H. Edwards Mosaic I

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Alastair Willis, conductor

Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “The Rink” caps a program of classical works featured in movies, including Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Daydream,” and Wagner’s tender “Siegfried Idyll,” plus music of Bach, Mozart, and Johann Strauss, Jr.

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks

Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks II

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Alastair Willis, conductor

Copland Appalachian Spring
Rodgers Victory at Sea
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
and many more!”

Shein Family Young People's Discovery Concerts

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:15/10:45
Morris Performing Arts Center

Alastair Willis, conductor

For 30 years, the South Bend Symphony has introduced thousands of area elementary school students to the world of symphonic music in an exciting and engaging concert designed especially for them!   This year, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is partnering with area schools to create a unique and innovative cross-curricular concert/classroom experience for this year’s Shein Family Young People’s Discovery Concerts: The Orchestra Sings.  This is a fun, engaging and highly participatory program designed for your students in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program!

Shein Family Young People's Discovery Concerts

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:15/10:45
Morris Performing Arts Center

Alastair Willis, conductor

For 30 years, the South Bend Symphony has introduced thousands of area elementary school students to the world of symphonic music in an exciting and engaging concert designed especially for them!   This year, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is partnering with area schools to create a unique and innovative cross-curricular concert/classroom experience for this year’s Shein Family Young People’s Discovery Concerts: The Orchestra Sings.  This is a fun, engaging and highly participatory program designed for your students in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program!

Home for the Holidays

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Alastair Willis, conductor
LaKisha Jones, vocalist

Join the SBSO to celebrate the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” at our festive family tradition, Home for the Holidays! Led by Music Director Alastair Willis the SBSO and American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones will dazzle audiences with cheerful favorites and classical gems. Celebrate the holiday spirit with “All I Want For Christmas,” the Polar Express Suite, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “O’ Holy Night,” and more! Don’t miss the sights and sounds of the season, featuring some new exciting twists, with your SBSO!

Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Alastair Willis, conductor
LaKisha Jones, vocalist

Join the SBSO to celebrate the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” at our festive family tradition, Home for the Holidays! Led by Music Director Alastair Willis the SBSO and American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones will dazzle audiences with cheerful favorites and classical gems. Celebrate the holiday spirit with “All I Want For Christmas,” the Polar Express Suite, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, “O’ Holy Night,” and more! Don’t miss the sights and sounds of the season, featuring some new exciting twists, with your SBSO!

June H. Edwards Mosaic

June H. Edwards Mosaic II

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Raymond Harvey, conductor

A special concert presentation; an intimate in-depth look at the life and repertoire of one of the most famous Baroque composers. Program to include Royal Fireworks Music, Water Music Quite No. 3, and more.

MLK Day Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Morris Performing Arts Center

Ifetayo Ali, cello, 2017 Sphinx Junior Division 1st Place Laureate
Alastair Willis, conductor

Join the SBSO for this tribute celebration commemorating Dr. King and diversity in our community. This dynamic performance is the grand finale of the day-long celebration of Dr. King all across South Bend. The SBSO will feature Ifetayo Ali, 14 year-old cello phenom and Junior Division Winner of the 2017 Sphinx Competition.

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