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
I Love a Piano
West Side Story Medley
Justin John Moniz, guest soloist
September 22, 2018, 7:30pm
The MDSO will sweep audiences off their feet on the musical winds of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, and astonish them with vivid rhapsodies by Rachmaninov and Gershwin. Featured piano virtuoso Michael Davidman will perform the iconic “Rhapsody in Blue.” Davidman has extended his residence to perform a solo piano recital at Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Thursday, September 20, at 2pm, to showcase the new Steinway grand piano generously donated by David and Norma Fathauer. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Kirkland Ticket Office beginning September 10th.
September 26, 2018, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Millikin Chamber Orchestra Workshop: Brahms
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: 5:00 PM
Brahms: Variation on a Theme of Haydn
October 20, 2018, 7:30pm
Celebrate the Bernstein Centenary with an evening of American art music! This program features all twentieth-century composers whose music together paints a vibrant portrait of what it means to be American. Selections include Charles Ives’s Variations on America as well as Bernstein’s overture to Candide and his Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Faculty vocalist Ian Greenlaw joins the MDSO for Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Kirkland Ticket Office beginning September 10th.
November 3, 2018, 2:00pm
Transport yourself to the early days of film with the Millikin Chamber Orchestra providing live accompaniment to the classic 1921 silent film, The Kid. Tickets for this performance will be available starting September 10th!
November 3, 2018, 2:00pm to 7:30pm
December 9, 2018, 10:30am
Millikin Chamber Orchestra
Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:30am
Free and open to the public
February 2, 2019, 7:30pm
Edward Elgar’s clever Enigma Variations were dedicated “to my friends depicted within”: musical portrayals of his close companions in a series of unnamed orchestral sketches. Since its premiere in 1899, listeners have delighted in pairing friends with sketches and have been perplexed by Elgar’s enduring unresolved question: who, or what, is ‘The Enigma’? Millikin’s own friends, winners of the annual Concerto and Aria Competition, will make their solo debuts with the MDSO.
Tickets will be available for purchase through the Kirkland Ticket Office beginning September 10th.
March 2, 2019, 7:30pm
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. Tickets will be available to purchase through the Kirkland Ticket Office starting September 10th.
March 30, 2019, 7:30pm to March 31, 2019, 2:00pm
Audiences young and young at heart will be enchanted by the artistry of the Alabama Ballet’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, accompanied by members of the MDSO. In this classic fairytale featured in film and bedtime stories for generations, Princess Aurora falls victim to an evil spell forcing her to sleep for a hundred years and to be awoken only by the kiss of a prince. In addition to its international prominence as a premiere classical and contemporary ballet company, the Alabama Ballet emphasizes dance education and community outreach as vital to its mission.
The Kirkland Ticket Office will have tickets available for all MDSO performances starting September 10th. For more information on purchasing tickets, please call (217) 424-6318.