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Flint Symphony Orchestra announces season
Governor’s order allows for more in-person offerings
Flint, Mich. – Entering its 104th season, the Flint Symphony Orchestra will again be making beautiful music for a live audience.

FSO will have its opening concert Feb. 6 at The Whiting, with its annual family day program featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. This symphonic fairy tale tells a captivating story while introducing the listener to the instruments in the orchestra. Other highlights of the season will be the pastoral melodies of Brahms Symphony No. 2 on Mar. 6, the grace and depth of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 on April 10, and Tchaikovsky’s capricious Symphony No. 3 “Polish” on May 8.

With the governor’s recent order allowing movie theatres and indoor performance venues to reopen Oct. 9 at 20 percent of capacity, new subscriptions will now be open for sale on Oct. 5 at the symphony’s webpage, www.thefso.org. Patrons are strongly encouraged to subscribe because of limited seating capacity. Only 408 seats will be available, compared to the usual 2,043. A full season subscription package begins at $70 and Genesee County residents receive a 30% discount as part of the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage. Should there be availability single ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the four concert classical season, world-renowned American R&B, pop and jazz singer and songwriter Patti Austin will be one of FSO’s special guest performances. Originally scheduled last spring, Ms. Austin will perform a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald in the annual Black Classical Origins Concert. We anticipate she will draw a big crowd,” said Cathy Prevett, Flint Symphony Orchestra Operations Manager. As a special subscriber benefit, a seat to this concert is guaranteed and complimentary when purchasing the full four classical concert season package.

The FSO will finish the season on Juneteenth with a Black Classical Origins Pop Concert featuring violinist, Damien Escobar, who gained global recognition on America’s Got Talent.    

The Flint Symphony Orchestra is a program of the Flint Institute of Music, a non-profit organization, supported for over 100 years by a generous community that has long demonstrated its love and appreciation for live performing arts.  
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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. www.thefim.org
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