Flint, Mich. – Entering its 104th season, the Flint Symphony Orchestra will again be making beautiful music for a live audience.
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.