Schedule

Great American Ballets
Aaron CoplandAppalachian Spring (Complete Ballet)
Edward KennedySuite from "The River"
7:30PM, Saturday, February 12, 2022
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

Tchaikovsky isn't the only composer who wrote great ballets. Americans wrote their own classic works for great choreographers too. Aaron Copland changed the course of American music with this three ballets. On this concert, we perform his first and (perhaps) greatest: APPALACHIAN SPRING. We will be joined, live onstage, by the State Street Ballet from Santa Barbara. On the second half of the program, the orchestra moves front and center to perform a musical suite from Duke Ellington's only true ballet score, "The River.

The Star Wars Universe
Music of John Williams
7:00PM, Friday, February 18, 2022
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

When asked to name a film composer, the number one answer would be John Williams, John Williams, and John Williams. We celebrate his greatest characters, stories, and films in this dedicated concert centered around—but not limited to—his ever popular Star Wars series.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
Jesse MontgomeryStarburst
Serge ProkofievAutumnal Sketch
- Riona Swenson, conductor
Antonin DvorakSymphony No. 8 in G major
7:30PM, Tuesday, March 8, 2022
University of California: Santa Cruz Recital Hall
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Two-Fifths of Beethoven
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor
Dominic Cheli, piano
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony No. 5 in C minor
7:30PM, Saturday, March 12, 2022
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

The pandemic year forced us to cancel our birthday celebration for Beethoven. We make up for that with this Birthday Bash featuring two of his famous "Fifths:" The Fifth Piano concerto, nicknamed "Emperor" and his pervasively famous Symphony No. 5.

We haven't performed this symphony in quite a few years, and a splashy birthday salute seems the perfect time to bring it back.

Strings in Spring
Caroline ShawEntr'acte
George WalkerLyric for Strings
Edvard GreigSuite "From Holberg's Time"
3:00PM, Sunday, March 20, 2022
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Something new and something old character our March program as we present music for string orchestra. Caroline Shaw brings an Indi-rock vibe to our opening piece. George Walker's stunning Lyric for Strings pays a profound respect to lost loves, and Grieg's suite of dances From Holberg's Time livens up some old-fashioned forms with jaunty rhythms and lyric intimacy.

American Icons I
Aaron CoplandFour Dance Episodes from "Rodeo"
George S. ClintonThe Rose of Sonora
Holly Mulcahy, violin
George GershwinAn American in Paris
7:30PM, Saturday, April 2, 2022
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

Celebrate the biggest names in American music with the first of three concert in our AMERICAN ICONS FESTIVAL. Concert one features Gershwin's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and music of Copland. Joining these well-known selections is a new violin concerto in the style of a Spaghetti Western: THE ROSE OF SONORA.

American Icons III
Charles IvesThe Unanswered Question
Charles IvesVarations on "America"
Leonard BernsteinThree Dance Episodes from "On the Town"
Joan TowerMade in America
Jennifer HigdonConcerto 4-3
Time for Three
7:30PM, Saturday, April 9, 2022
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

The final masterworks program celebrates the music of Leonard Bernstein, Joan Tower and Charles Ives. Our guest artists are the hottest music trio in the world: Time For Three--who will share Jennifer Higdon's Concerto written especially for them.

Tchaikovsky 5
Jennifer HigdonBlue Cathedral
Michael DaughertyReflections on the Mississippi
Jarrett McCourt, tuba
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskySymphony No. 5 in E minor
8:00PM, Friday, April 29, 2022
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

We close the orchestral season with an audience favorite. Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony may not be quite as famous as Beethoven's No. 5, but it is no less powerful and dramatic. If you love orchestral music, it's probably because of music exactly like this. Jennifer Higdon's Blue Cathedral imagines a journey to the afterlife in a brilliant shimmer of clouds and light, and Michael Daugherty's Tuba Concerto Reflections on the Mississippi takes us on a journey down the great American river.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--in Concert
7:00PM, Saturday, June 4, 2022
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
300 N. Elm Street
Greensboro , NC 27401

Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ while the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra with Bruce Kiesling conducting John Williams’ unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--in Concert
3:00PM, Sunday, June 5, 2022
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
300 N. Elm Street
Greensboro , NC 27401

Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ while the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra with Bruce Kiesling conducting John Williams’ unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.