October 20, 2018
“Expressions of Joy” – featuring Melissa White, violin (Neville HS Auditorium)
The MSO opens its season with Dvořák’s rousing, Bohemian-flavored Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88 and showpieces of Saint-Saëns, with the fiery virtuoso violinist Melissa White. The orchestra also marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with Selections from West Side Story.
November 17, 2018
A Night at the Movies: Sports Spectacular (The Assembly, West Monroe)
The MSO brings the world of sports to the concert hall with movie selections from Rocky, Chariots of Fire, Rudy, Hoosiers, and many more iconic films. Rounding out the program will be a series of familiar college fight songs along with a few other surprises.
February 9th, 2019
Valentine Pops (Monroe Civic Center)
Love is in the air for our Valentine Pops concert featuring the jazz vocals of Mandy Harvey, an award winning singer, songwriter and whose story of perseverance will move and inspire.
Mandy Harvey finished fourth on America’s Got Talent in 2017 and was Simon Cowell’s “golden ticket” selection. Reserve your table and enjoy Love Songs including “The Way You Look Tonight”, “I Got You Under My Skin”, “When I Fall in Love”, and “Smile.”
March 16, 2019
“International Journey” – Featuring Eugene Osadchy, cello (The Assembly, West Monroe)
Enjoy a journey around the world with music from France, Austria, Russia, and America. Remarkable Cellist Eugene Osadchy, hailed for having “the most refined and balanced string playing” by the New York Times, performs American Composer Clare Fischer’s Suite for Cello and Orchestra. In addition, the MSO performs Ravel’s nostalgic music from the fairy tales of Mother Goose, Stravinsky’s Delightful Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 60 in C Major “ll Distratto” full of pranks and surprises!
April 27, 2019
“Twist of Fate” – featuring Joseph Kingma, piano (Jack Howard Theatre)
The four most iconic notes ever written astound in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Hear this musical manifestation of fate – a cornerstone of the symphonic canon – in all its grandeur. In addition, pianist and Stricklin Emerging Artist Winner Joseph Kingma mesmerizes with Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16.