Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

513 Ship St., St. Joseph, 49085 (directions)

269.982.4030

Today under the direction of Music Director Robin Fountain, the SMSO has acquired a reputation in the tri-state area for featuring new, surprising, and challenging works in a non-traditional repertoire.

Current series include: Mendel Mainstage Orchestral Series, Around Town Presenting Series, and Lake Michigan Youth Orchestra. Also during the summer months the Water's Edge Summer Concert Series!

 

June 22: “Shake It up Baby Now” with this summer’s kickoff event.  Using authentic instruments, clothing, and hairstyles, The BackBeats transport their audiences on a Magical Mystery Tour of yesteryear, when the whole world first heard the four names of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.  The #1 Beatles Tribute show in Michigan!

This fundraiser begins at 6:30pm at Shadowland Pavilion in St. Joseph.  Tickets go on sale May 1st.  For more information or tickets please contact us at 269-982-4030 or visit us at www.smso.org


July 3rd & 4th: Independence Day Celebration – July 3rd - Lions Pavilion -New Buffalo

A night of patriotic music set to the most spectacular views of the fireworks anywhere!  Stretch out on a blanket, relax in a chair or gather around a picnic table and enjoy the show!

This concert begins at 8:30pm with fireworks at dusk and is at Lions Pavilion Park in New Buffalo.  Admission is free!

July 20th: Buddy Holly Dance Party!  John Mueller joins the SMSO for a stunning portrayal and authentic approach to Buddy Holly’s music.  This unbridled, high voltage performance will feature songs that instantly became a part of the American songbook, including That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, and Oh, Boy!

This concert begins at 7:30pm at Shadowland Pavilion in St. Joseph.  Tickets go on sale May 1st.  For more information or tickets please contact us at 269-982-4030 or visit us at www.smso.org

August 10: The Reel Score Part 2.  The summer of 2012 took us on a musical journey through the music behind the movies.  The concert ended up a box office smash hit with SMSO concert-goers.  This summer we will revisit movie music in our “sequel” featuring more of Hollywood’s favorite film scores. 

This concert begins at 7:30pm at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor.  Tickets go on sale May 1st.  For more information or tickets please contact us at 269-982-4030 or visit us at www.smso.org

August 17: Shrek The Musical.  The hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre comes to life!  Featuring the SMSO and a talented array of regional performers, you will soon discover Shrek the Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and fun for the entire family!

This concert begins at 7:30pm at Shadowland Pavilion in St. Joseph.  Tickets go on sale May 1st.  For more information or tickets please contact us at 269-982-4030 or visit us at www.smso.org

 

Events

ODE TO JOY

Sunday 30th of April 2017

Howard Performing Arts Center, 4160 E Campus Circle Dr, Berrien Springs, MI

The always inspirational setting of Schiller’s “Ode to Joy” will draw this milestone season to its thrilling close.

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THE PSYCHEDELIC ORCHESTRA

Saturday 17th of June 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jean Klock Park, Jean Drive, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Be sure to wear your paisley prints and flowers in your hair for "The Summer of Love" concert!

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

Tuesday 4th of July 2017

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Shadowland Pavilion, 111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

Enjoy an evening under the stars with a concert of patriotic favorites including a tribute to our veterans.

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MY FAIR LADY

Saturday 29th of July 2017

Shadowland Pavilion, 111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

This fully staged production will take you back to Edwardian London and the shenanigans of Colonel Pickering, Henry Higgins and the “loverly,” Eliza Doolittle.

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BRASS TRANSIT - The Music of Chicago

Saturday 12th of August 2017

Shadowland Pavilion, 111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

Brass Transit will take you back to the most memorable times of your life with the music of CHICAGO!

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