For Immediate Release
Contact:
Name: Dionanda Tillman
Title: Marketing Administrator
Phone: 810-237-3112
Email address: dtillman@thefim.org
Flint Symphony Orchestra Announces
Stellar Line-up for 2019/20 Season,
Beyond the Stage
An array of virtuosic soloists, classic masterpieces, and new interpretations
make for a must-hear season
FLINT, MI, Aug 14, 2019  – The Flint Symphony Orchestra announces its upcoming 2019/20 season, which includes favorite masterpieces and new perspectives on beloved composers. “Among our world-class guest artists are violinist Andrés Cárdenes, returning 40 years after winning the 1980 Byrd Competition, to perform the sensational Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto,” shares Maestro Enrique Diemecke, Music Director and Conductor. “We’ll also keep audiences intrigued with renowned guitarist Sharon Isbin for a ‘different’ concerto by Rodrigo, as well as Michigan native Anthony Ross performing Dvořák’s beloved Cello Concerto.” The 2019-2020 Classic Concert Series is sponsored by The Whiting Foundation.
Subscriptions, including create your own packages of 3 to 5 concerts, are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale, August 19, 2019. For more information, call Lauren Coney, FSO Audience Services Manager, at (810) 237-3122 or visit theFSO.org . To purchase subscriptions and tickets, stop by or call The Whiting Auditorium Ticket Center at (810) 237-7333. Tickets are also available at the Whiting Ticket Booth at the Flint Farmer’s Market.

October 12, 2019
7:30pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Enrique Diemecke, conductor | Andrew von Oeyen, piano*

Sergei Rachmaninoff    Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 18, C Minor*
Modest Mussorgsky     Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel orchestration

November 9, 2019
7:30pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Enrique Diemecke, conductor | Sharon Isbin, guitar*

Jean Sibelius               The Swan of Tuonela from Legends, Op. 22
Joaquin Rodrigo           Fantasia para un Gentilhombre (Fantasia for a Nobleman)*
Camille Saint-Saëns      Carnival of the Animals
Ottorino Respighi         La boutique fantasque (The Fantastic Toyshop)

The Nutcracker
December 7, 7:30pm & December 8, 3pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Karen Mills Jennings, Artistic Director

Sugar Plum Fairy Ingrid Silva from the Dance Theatre of Harlem joins the talented dancers from the Flint School of Performing Arts and guest artists from Collage Dance Collective to present the most magical Nutcracker in Michigan. Tchaikovsky's memorable score is brought to life by the Flint Symphony Orchestra. 

Holiday Pops
December 21, 2019 | 7:00pm
The Whiting Auditorium

Joy, merriment and the holiday spirit abound in this beloved season favorite featuring the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Flint Symphony Chorus.



January 11, 2020 Matinee Performance!
2:00pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Enrique Diemecke, conductor | Anthony Ross, cello*

Antonín Dvořák            Concerto for Violoncello, B Minor*
Johannes Brahms          Symphony No. 4, Op. 98, E Minor

February 15, 2020
7:30pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Enrique Diemecke, conductor | Di Wu, piano*

Leonard Bernstein        Fancy Free: Three Dance Variations
George Gershwin         Rhapsody in Blue*
Aaron Copland             Billy the Kid Suite
Howard Hanson           Symphony No. 2 (Romantic)

March 14, 2020
7:30pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Enrique Diemecke, conductor | Wanting Zhao, piano* (2019 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition Winner)
Ludwig van Beethoven             Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58, G Major*
Camille Saint-Saëns                  Symphony No. 3, C Minor (Organ Symphony)

April 18, 2020
7:30pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Enrique Diemecke, conductor | Andrés Cárdenes, violin*

Pytor Ilyrich Tchaikovsky         Concerto for Violin, Op. 35, D Major*
Alexander Borodin                  Selections from Prince Igor

May 2, 2020
7:30pm | The Whiting Auditorium
Program to be determined.

For more information, call Lauren Coney, FSO Audience Services Manager, at ________ or visit theFSO.org . To purchase subscriptions and tickets, stop by or call The Whiting Auditorium Ticket Center at (810) 237-7333. Tickets are also available at the Whiting Ticket Booth at the Flint Farmer’s Market.
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FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE is a professional, not for profit theatre in the heart of Flint, Michigan. The Rep’s commitment is to provide the city of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought -provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining and inspiring for all ages. Flint Repertory Theatre is a program of the Flint Institute of Music, alongside the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Recipient of a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing. www.flintrep.org

FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC is to changing lives through a lifelong continuum of music, dance and theatre, the Flint Institute of Music includes the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Repertory Theatre. A professional orchestra led by world-renowned music director and conductor Enrique Diemecke, the FSO enjoys a more than 100-year history. The FSPA is the eighth largest community arts school in the U.S. and provides outstanding music and dance opportunities for all ages and abilities, and offers tuition assistance. Flint Rep is a nationally-acclaimed, award-winning resident theatre company and drama school, providing inter-generational, live theatre arts since 1957. A nonprofit organization, the FIM receives support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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