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A Night at the Movies

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Saturday, May 2 | 7:30 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium

Break out the popcorn, sit back and enjoy some of the best cinematic soundtracks!

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A Night at the Movies

Kevin Rhodes, conductor

Saturday, May 2 | 7:30 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium

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This fun season finale pays homage to some of the best cinematic soundtracks. Highlights include pieces from Star Trek, E.T., a 007 Medley, Cleopatra, Ben Hur,  Star Wars, Astaire, How to Marry a Millionaire, All About Eve and Scott Joplin's Ragtime Medley.  Break out the popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show!

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Past Concerts in the 2014-2015 Season


Grieg & Sibelius

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Jeffrey Biegel, piano

Sunday, September 21 | 3 pm
Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

Wagner: Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Internationally renowned pianist Jeffrey Biegel demonstrates his electrifying technique and mesmerizing touch in Grieg's well-loved Concerto. A work of "wild and somber beauty," Wagner's Flying Dutchman is a brilliant tone poem depicting a passionate love story - and one of music's fiercest storms. Sibelius' No. 5 takes the listener to a strikingly beautiful natural world.

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Beethoven + Berg

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Caroline Goulding, violin

Sunday, October 19 | 3 pm
Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

Bach: Est ist genug
Berg: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Grammy-nominated 21-year-old violinist Caroline Goulding returns to perform Berg's intensely beautiful concerto, dedicated to "The memory of an angel."  Perhaps the most widely-recognized symphony in the world, Beethoven's famous Fifth displays white hot, staggering power. NMC's vocal ensemble Canticum Novum will perform Bach's Es ist genug, variations of which are featured throughout Berg's concerto.

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Home for the Holidays

Robin Fountain, guest conductor
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale & Children's Choir
Jeffrey Cobb, director

Saturday, December 13 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 14 | 3 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium, Traverse City

The Symphony's annual holiday celebration captures the spirit of the season. 

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Tchaikovsky Fireworks

Kevin Rhodes, conductor and host

Sunday, January 18, 2015 | 3 pm
Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

An all-Tchaikovsky program:
The Tempest
Romeo & Juliet
1812 Overture

Fans of the TSO Fireworks programs will love this New Year celebration, with insights by host Maestro Kevin Rhodes. The Tempest sails through an impressively stormy score juxtaposed with exquisite love music. Romeo & Juliet is a tautly composed masterpiece, both thunderingly dramatic and achingly beautiful. An energetic 1812 Overture finale. 

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Chopin + Mahler

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Ian Hobson, piano

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 3 pm
Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Titan)

International pianist Ian Hobson makes his TSO debut with Chopin's Concerto No. 2—completely redefining the expressive, harmonic and coloristic potential of the piano. Mahler's monumental Titan Symphony, written while only in his twenties, features stunning passages juxtaposing strains of violence and despair with others of soaring triumph. 

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