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Manchester Symphony Orchestra celebrates spring with ‘String Fling’ concert, youth art

Art by Laney Haupert, 3rd grade, Metro North Elementary SchoolNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Celebrate spring with an evening of beautiful chamber music at Manchester University.

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra presents its “Spring String Fling” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus.

General admission is $15. It is free for Manchester University students, faculty, staff and those 18 and under.

The program includes music from Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, Holst’s Moorside Suite, West Side Story, Grainger’s Mock Morris and selections by the new MU Student String Ensemble.

The MSO is partnering with Wabash Metro North Elementary School for a display of violin artwork created under the direction of art teacher Katy Gray. Students in first, second and third grade produced the works, and the 10 pieces featured at the performance were entered into the juried student art exhibition for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. 

Featuring guest artists Elizabeth Smith on violin and Robert Lynn on cello, this performance concludes the symphony’s 79th season. To get a sneak peek at what is in store for the 80th season, click here:

Founded in 1939, the symphony is an enduring collaboration that brings together professional and community musicians, along with selected Manchester faculty, staff and student musicians.

Scott Humphries, an assistant professor at MU, conducts the MSO. Adjunct professors Smith and Lynn are members of the Manchester University Faculty Trio.

About Manchester University
Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

Art by Laney Haupert, a third-grade student at Metro North Elementary School.

March 2018