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Manchester Symphony Orchestra offers Holiday Pops!

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops! concert features selections from The Nutcracker with students from the Wabash Valley Dance Theater.

The concert is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in Cordier Auditorium.

This family-friendly event includes music from Disney’s Frozen and holiday classics.

General admission is $15. Admission is free for students 18 and younger, and Manchester University students, faculty and staff.

The MSO also offers free admission for one adult if accompanied by a child. To redeem, print out the coupon on the symphony website or show it on your phone at the ticket booth.

Manchester Symphony Orchestra 80The symphony is celebrating its 80th season this year.

Residents of Wabash County and what was then Manchester College founded the symphony in 1939. That partnership continues today, with a carefully crafted collaboration of professional and community musicians, along with selected faculty, staff and student musicians. Scott Humphries, an assistant professor at Manchester University, conducts the symphony.

With about 6,000 residents, the northeast Indiana town of North Manchester is among the smallest communities in the nation with its own symphony orchestra.

The Holiday Pops! concert is sponsored by POET Biorefining of North Manchester.

The 80th season also includes:

  • Sunday, March 10 – 80! at 3 p.m. in the Honeywell Center. In honor of all music educators, the orchestra will perform Sibelius’ Finlandia, Op. 26 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Op. 54. The guest pianist is Wabash native and Manchester University Assistant Professor Pamela Haynes. A patron appreciation reception will follow.
  • Sunday, May 5 – 1812 at 3 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium.  The program includes a concerto for two bassoons and orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. An instrument petting zoo will be in the lobby, courtesy of Quinlan & Fabish Music Co. 

    As part of its 80th season, the MSO is offering free ukulele learning sessions at the North Manchester Public Library, taught by Brian Kruschwitz. For more information, contact

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    About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is a northeast Indiana leader in health science education. It offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at . 

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November 2018