Student Solo Competition Concert

School of Music Symphonic Wind Ensemble

April 27, 2018, 7:30pm

Student Solo Competition Concert

Friday, April 27, 2018 

7:30 p.m.

Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Free and open to the public.

Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble with Student Soloists and the Monticello High School Band, conducted by Alison Allender

This annual concert features Millikin student solo competition winners performing as soloists with the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble. 

Unlatched: A Devised Work

Unlatched: A Devised Work

April 27, 2018, 7:30pm to April 29, 2018, 2:00pm

Unlatched will be a devised piece that will begin with something very simple: Boxes. This play will explore the destiny of boxes and those who open them.

Ticket prices- $7-9 for MU Students
General Public tickets- $11-12
(Some discounts not available online)

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Equinox: A Concert of Dance


May 4, 2018, 7:30pm to May 6, 2018, 2:00pm

Dance takes center stage in this evening of student and faculty choreographed works exploring the depths of human emotion and the life experiences that inspire artistic expression.

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MJ Live!

MJ live

May 11, 2018, 7:30pm

The King of Pop is back!

Relive the energy, excitement and pure joy of the legendary superstar and his music through the #1 Michael Jackson tribute concert in the WORLD!  Feel the energy from the band and the mega-talented dancers through this live performance.  Witness the awesome sound, lighting, and effects.  Sing along to some of the greatest hits of all time like Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, and many more!

Ticket prices- $30/$40/$50
K-12 student tickets- $10 with paid adult (Discount not available online)

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MDSO: Labor Day Pops

labor day pops

September 3, 2018, 6:00pm

Mon Sep 3, 2018, 6:00pm | Hickory Point Pavilion
Free and open to the public

Washington Post March
Selections from Carmen Suite
This is the Moment from Jekyll and Hyde
William Tell Overture
Time to Say Goodbye 
South Pacific Suite
Blue Skies
Doctor Zhivago Theme
I Love a Piano
West Side Story Medley

Justin John Moniz, guest soloist

MDSO Masterworks I: Pines of Rome and Rhapsodies

pines of rome

September 22, 2018, 7:30pm


Masterworks I - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
SAT SEP 22, 2018, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Michael Davidman appearance is generously underwritten by The David and Norma Fathauer Symphonic Music Fund,  and by special arrangement with Curtis on Tour,  the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Respighi: Pines of Rome

Millikin Chamber Orchestra Workshop: Brahms

millikin chamber orchestra workshop

September 26, 2018, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Wed Sep 26, 2018, 10:00am-6pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

A day dedicated to exploring the music of Brahms. Selected high school orchestras rehearse with Millikin string students and Millikin applied faculty, receive expert coaching on repertoire, sightreading, and All-State excerpts. The day culminates in a public concert and scholarship presentations!

Free and open to the public | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
Concert: 5:00pm
Brahms: Variations on Theme of Haydn ​​

MDSO Masterworks II: An American Portrait

west side story

October 20, 2018, 7:30pm

Masterworks II
Sat Oct 20, 2018, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Copland: Old American Songs
Boatmen’s Dance, The Dodger, Long Time Ago, Simple Gifts, I Bought Me a Cat, At the River, Ching-a-ring chaw
Ian Greenlaw, Baritone
Ives: Variations on “America”
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Millikin Chamber Orchestra Live with Film

charlie chaplin's the kid

November 3, 2018, 2:00pm to 8:30pm

​Tickets: $10
Sat Nov 3, 2018, 2:00pm & 7:30pm | Avon Theatre

Transport yourself to the early days of film with the Millikin Chamber Orchestra providing live accompaniment to the classic 1921 silent film, The Kid. As the first full-length feature film to be both directed and starred by Charlie Chaplin, The Kid introduces Chaplin’s essential role as The Tramp, who finds an orphan that will later become his partner in crime. Will the police capture these minor criminals? Will the orphan find his birth parents? Join us to find out!

Advent Service

advent service with millikin chamber orchestra

December 9, 2018, 10:30am

Advent Service at Central Christian Church with
Millikin Chamber Orchestra   
Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:30am
Free and open to the public

MDSO Masterworks III: Elgar's Enigma Variations and Young Artists

elgar's enigma variations and young artists

February 2, 2019, 2:00pm

Masterworks III - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Sat Feb 2, 2019, 2:00pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Young Artists: TBD
Elgar: Enigma Variations [Variations on an Original Theme]

MDSO Masterworks IV: Resurrection Symphony: Mahler's Symphony No. 2

resurrection symphony

March 2, 2019, 7:30pm

Masterworks IV - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Sat Mar 2, 2019, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
With Millikin Union of Choirs

Famed composer-conductor Gustav Mahler believed that “to write a symphony is, for me, to construct a world.” Hear the MDSO and the Millikin Union of Choirs recreate this musical process in their performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Known as the “Resurrection Symphony,” this monumental piece brings together over 300 performers to celebrate the profound beauty of afterlife and redemption.

MDSO: Sleeping Beauty with Alabama Ballet

sleeping beauty

March 30, 2019, 7:30pm to March 31, 2019, 2:00pm


Tickets: $35, $45, $65
SAT MAR 30, 2019, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center
SUN MAR 31, 2019, 2:00pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

MDSO Masterworks V: Dvorak's New World Symphony & Amy Catron

amy catron

April 13, 2019, 7:30pm

Masterworks V - Tickets: $10, $15, $20
Sat Apr 13, 2019, 7:30pm | Kirkland Fine Arts Center

Golijov: Azul, for cello, obbligato group and orchestra
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 [From the new World]