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All MasterWorks and Pops concerts are in Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Chamber concerts are in Molly Grove Chapel at First Presbyterian Church, and Jazz Band concerts are in Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre.

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From Spain to the Americas

2/11/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Sharon Isbin, Guitar

LECUONA - Malaguena
TENREIRO - Fuentes
RODRIGO - Concierto de Aranjuez
CHAVEZ - Symphony No. 2, "Sinfonia India"
GINASTERA - Four Dances from "Estancia"
MARQUEZ - Danzon No. 2

“The pre-eminent guitarist of our time” and multiple Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin joins the Lansing Symphony for a flavorful evening of music with Rodrigo’s sultry Concierto de Aranjuez. Traveling musically from Spain to the Americas, prepare yourself for a splashy and energetic night, full of exotic rhythms and rich harmonies! 

Behind the Scenes Event is Available for this Performance
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Get to know your symphony, up close and personal! Join us for an entertaining and eventful evening with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, including Music Director and Conductor Timmothy Muffitt, Executive Director Courtney Millbrook, board members and musicians. Enjoy a delicious dinner while gaining valuable insight into the LSO's operations and mission. Then, take your place onstage with Maestro Muffitt and the Orchestra for a full rehearsal of the February MasterWorks concert featuring guitarist Sharon Isbin.

For this event, please call the Lansing Symphony office at 517-487-5001. Tickets are limited.




Piano Quartet

2/26/2017 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel

Seunghee Lee
, Violin
Roman Kosarev, Viola
Nathaniel Pierce, Cello
Zhihua Tang, Piano

SCHUMANN - Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 47
BRAHMS - Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26




Music of Russia

3/4/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Dmitri Berlinsky, Violin

SCHNITTKE - Suite from “The Dead Souls Register”
GLAZUNOV - Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH - Symphony No. 5

World-renowned violinist and Michigan State University professor Dmitri Berlinsky brings Glazunov’s Violin Concerto to life, lush and romantic in its entirety. Then, embark on an emotional ride that is Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, a work as spectacular as it is enigmatic.




Lansing Symphony Jazz Band

Big Band
3/12/2017 7:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Ron Newman
, Director

The LSO Jazz Band presents 17 of Michigan's finest jazz musicians playing selections ranging from the classics of the big band era to the most current and exciting contemporary pieces.




Star Wars & Beyond: Music of John Williams

4/22/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Stuart Chafetz
Guest Conductor

What would a movie be without its powerful score? Composer John Williams brought movies like Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Schindler’s List and Jaws to life with his remarkable ability to give films a musical voice. Celebrate the music of this Academy Award winner under the baton of guest pops conductor Stuart Chafetz, and don’t miss this extravaganza featuring the spectacular sounds of the Lansing Symphony.




ArtNova Project

4/30/2017 3:00 PM
Molly Grove Chapel

Tigran Shiganyan
, Violin
Samvel Arakelyan, Violin
Matt Pickart, Viola
Igor Cetkovic, Cello
Marina Stojanovska, Piano

FAURE - Quintet for Piano & Strings in D Minor, Op. 89
FRANCK - Quintet for Piano & Strings in F Minor




Rhythm in Blue, World Premiere

5/19/2017 8:00 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, Conductor
Lisa Pegher, Percussion

SMETANA - Three Dances from “The Bartered Bride”
DOOLEY - Percussion Concerto, World Premiere
TORKE - Bright Blue Music
TCHAIKOVSKY - Romeo & Juliet Fantasy

The season comes to a close with an exciting world premiere by Ann Arbor composer, Paul Dooley. His Percussion Concerto comes alive by the hands of talented musician, Lisa Pegher, described as “forcefully balletic” (Boston Globe) and “tremendous” (New York Times). Get whisked away to the bittersweet sounds of Tchaikovsky’s romantic Romeo & Juliet Fantasy, the poetic ending to a memorable season!