Upcoming Concerts & Tickets
Traverse Symphony Orchestra

Season Kickoff Party

Thursday, Sept. 10 | 5:30-7pm
Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids
Just south of Elk Rapids on US31

Season Opener: The Four Seasons

Sunday, Sept. 20 | 3 pm 
Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Hal Grossman, violin

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The Four Seasons

Sunday, September 20 | 3 pm  Buy Now
Corson Auditorium

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Hal Grossman, violin

Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Nielsen Symphony No. 2 (The Four Temperaments)

Acclaimed for his "vibrant tone" and "superb technique," Hal Grossman returns to perform Vivaldi's ever-popular Four Seasons, a musical interpretation of the natural world - from winter's chill to a captivating thunderstorm. Nielsen's stunning Symphony No. 2 broke the mold of traditional symphonic structure through a series of adventurous modulations.

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Brahms Fireworks

Sunday, October 18 | 3 pm  Buy Now
Corson Auditorium

Kevin Rhodes, conductor and host

All-Brahms Program:

   Academic Festival Overture
   Symphony No. 4

Join the TSO and Maestro Kevin Rhodes on an engaging tour of Brahms' music. The ravishing Fourth Symphony ebbs and flows in lines of uncompromising splendor and stirring passion, the Academic Festival Overture overflows with a light-hearted sense of fun and a host of special guests will present chamber music, vocal music and incomparable piano music. With visual elements to illustrate points along the way, everyone in the audience will get involved in the music making... no experience necessary!

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Phantom of the Opera

Sunday, October 25 | 1 pm  Buy Now
Sunday, October 25 | 3 pm  Buy Now

State Theatre

Kevin Rhodes, piano

Maestro Kevin Rhodes accompanies the cult classic silent film "Phantom of the Opera" with his improvised score on piano and keyboard. Called one of the greatest silent horror films of the 1920s, Lon Chaney is the quintessential Phantom with his horrific, self-applied makeup as he haunts the Paris Opera House.

Peter Serkin Plays Mozart + Bach

Sunday, November 22 | 3 pm  Buy Now
Corson Auditorium

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

Mozart Piano Concerto in F Major
Bach Keyboard Concerto in D Minor
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin

Called "one of the most perceptive and provocative pianists of his generation," classical music legend and famed pianist PETER SERKIN debuts with the TSO. Mozart's Piano Concerto in F Major is a challenging work that combines grace with vigor, while Bach's Keyboard Concerto in D Minor is one of the composer's most jubilant. The reflective and light-hearted Le tombeau de Couperin reaches the pinnacle of Ravel's considerable orchestration skills.

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Home for the Holidays

Saturday, Dec 12 | 7:30 pm  Buy Now
Sunday, Dec. 13 | 3 pm   Buy Now

Lars Hockstad Auditorium

Octavio Más-Arocas, guest conductor
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale & Children's Choir
Jeffrey Cobb, director

Guest conductor Octavio Más-Arocas takes the podium in a decked-out auditorium as the NMC Grand Traverse Chorale & Children's Choir return for the Symphony's festive annual holiday celebration that captures the spirit of the season.

Screendance + Chorale

Sunday, March 20 | 3 pm   Buy Now
Corson Auditorium

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Peter Sparling Dance Company
Peter Sparling, choreographer
Vocal soloists
NMC Grand Traverse Chorale
Jeffrey Cobb, director

W. Schuman Judith Choreographic Poem
F.J. Haydn Mass in C major (Missa in tempore belli; Mass in Time of War)

Uniting video and dance with orchestral music, PETER SPARLING joins the Traverse Symphony Orchestra to present Judith: A Domestic Dance/Drama for Screen and Orchestra inspired by Wililam Schuman's powerful and dramatic score Judith, originally commissioned by the great choreographer and Sparling's mentor Martha Graham.

The NMC Grand Traverse Chorale and vocal soloists present Haydn's masterpiece Mass in Time of War, making an eloquent plea for peace invoking God's grace.

Beethoven Fireworks

Sunday, April 17 | 3 pm   Buy Now
Corson Auditorium

Kevin Rhodes, conductor and host
Delbert Michel, artist

All-Beethoven program:

   Leonore Overture No. 3
   Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

In a continuation of the Fireworks series, Maestro Rhodes celebrates the life and work of Beethoven with his heroic Leonore Overture No. 3 filled with fire and action and the beloved Pastoral Symphony -- the very first symphony to depict a story in the form of a visit to the country -- conveying a continuous sense of joy and wonder at the beauty in nature.

Painter Delbert Michel brings music to life inspired by the sounds of the orchestra with an improvisational visual experience created on the stage before your very eyes. Chamber music and the area's most talented young pianists round out the program.

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Bob James & Firebird

Saturday, June 4 | 7:30 pm   Buy Now
Corson Auditorium

Kevin Rhodes, conductor
Bob James, piano

James Piano Concerto
Copland Appalachian Spring
Stravinsky Firebird Suite

Two-time Grammy winner and recipient of numerous Grammy nominations and accolades, Bob James, a prominent artist in the jazz world, debuts his newly composed Piano Concerto with the TSO.

Copland's Appalachian Spring, one of the most archetypically American works, captures a vast emotional world through irregular jazzy meters, playful rhythms and bold percussion orchestrations.

The TSO lights a musical fire with Stravinsky's vigorous and exuberant Firebird.

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