Adrian Symphony Orchestra: Music Director

I am so pleased and honored to be named Music Director of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. During my week there in April, it was clear that this is a special organization made up of outstanding and passionate musicians and a dedicated and skilled staff. I was also struck by the fantastic and invested board of directors and the passionate community support the orchestra enjoys. I look forward to making music with the orchestra and continuing the work of making deep connections between the orchestra and the greater community.

We have a thrilling season planned and I’m particularly excited about the opening concert where we will showcase this great orchestra. With music selected to give every single member of the orchestra their opportunity to shine, our concert makes its way through some of the most popular and most beloved American works for orchestra. Even the tuba player gets his moment, with two short solos in “An American in Paris!” .


Adrian Symphony

Adrian Symphony

Schedule

Out of this World
Elisor:"Blackberry Winter" for Dulcimer and Strings
Holst:The Planets
3:00PM, Sunday, October 14, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Romeo and the Gang
Prokofiev:Excerpts from “Romeo and Juliet” Suites
Bernstein:Excerpts from
Gershwin:Rhapsody in Blue
Andrew Tyson, piano
Tchaikovsky:Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
3:00PM, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

We open the season in Adrian celebrating three different settings of the greatest love story ever told, "Romeo and Juliet." We wrap up our year long celebration of Bernstein's music with a perforance of selections from "West Side Story," but also visit two other stunning settings, by Prokofiev (from his devestating ballet) and Tchaikovsky's magnificent and compelling Fantasy Overture inspired by his reading of the play.

Andrew Tyson makes his debut performance with the Adrian Symphony wow-ing our audience with his fun and frolicsome rendtiion of "Rhapsody in Blue."

Home for the Holidays
8:00PM, Saturday, December 15, 2018
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Holiday Tunes from the classic era of Christmas Music!

Harry Potter Goes to the Movies
John WilliamsMusic from:
Harry Potter
Star Wars
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:00PM, Friday, February 22, 2019
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Celebrate John Williams with the this family friendly program of film for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more!

 

Winds of Change
8:00PM, Friday, March 22, 2019
Holy Rosary Chapel
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221

Great music for orchestral winds in the incomparable setting of Holy Rosary Chapel.

Winds of Change
3:00PM, Sunday, March 24, 2019
Holy Rosary Chapel
1257 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, Michigan 49221

Great music for orchestral winds in the incomparable setting of Holy Rosary Chapel.

Carmina Burana
Elisor:"Broad Bands of Light"
Steven Siefert, Dulcimer
Orff:Carmina Burana
8:00PM, Friday, May 3, 2019
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

We close our orchestral season in Adrian with the spectacular oratorio, "Carmina Burana." Featuring a chorus of more than 100 singers from a combination of several local choirs, this concert is sure to blow the roof of the auditorium. Prior to the intermission, we have a return visit of Conni Elisor, for a performance of her second concerto for Dulcimer, "Broad Bands of Light."