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Manchester Symphony Orchestra
off 68th season
Energized by one of the most
successful seasons ever, the Manchester Symphony Society and the
Manchester Symphony Orchestra now eagerly anticipate their 68th
season, “Meet the MSO.”
The 2006-07 season debuts
Sunday, Oct. 29 with Halloween tricks and treats of Mysterious
Melodies and Haunting Harmonies, conducted by Suzanne Gindin.
Principal bassoonist Erich Zummack will be highlighted in a rarely
performed concerto by Ray Luke. The program begins at 3 p.m. in Cordier
Auditorium on the Manchester College campus.
The new season includes a
Holiday Pops family concert on Dec. 3 featuring principal cellist Brook
Bennett, and a chamber music collaboration with dancers on March 4. The
MSO will celebrate the Midwest American spirit on May 5 with harpist
Megan Stout and guest soprano Alison Buchanan of England, who recently
had her Carnegie Hall debut and has starred opposite Placido Domingo.
All four Sunday concerts are in Cordier, at 3 p.m.
Last season, the second under
the baton of Suzanne Gindin, individual memberships and musician
participation increased 30 percent and collaboration with Honeywell
Center featured internationally acclaimed pianist Simon Mulligan. All
resulted in record income and positive financial status, rare for
orchestras around the country, said Mark Huntington, interim president.
The Society has 220 individual members, and 20 corporate members.
Maestro Gindin is excited
about the musical offerings this year. “With all the wonderful music
available for symphony orchestra, I feel like a kid in a candy shop,”
said Gindin, assistant professor of music at Manchester College. “I am
honored to conduct this talented group and welcome the opportunity to
introduce as many of them as possible as we ‘Meet the MSO.’ Even those
who have never experienced a symphony concert before will be moved by
the energy of a live performance and the power of symphonic music.”
Ticket pricing has changed.
Subscriptions ($25) for the four-concert season are available until the
first concert. Tickets for individual concerts are $7.50. (Persons 65
and over and students with I.D. are not charged.) A brochure is being
distributed throughout Wabash County. For more information, visit
mso.manchester.edu. Contact the MSO at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Manchester Symphony Society, P.O. Box 113,
North Manchester, IN, 46962.
The 50-member MSO welcomes
qualified musicians of any age to audition, with a particular ongoing
need for string players. Contact Suzanne Gindin at 260-982-5331 or
email@example.com for details. The Manchester Symphony
Orchestra has been in continuous operation since 1939, uniting student,
community and professional musicians.