Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

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


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.




Symphony Home Tour

Sunday 22nd of September 2019

St. Joseph, MI

Six generous homeowners open their doors allowing you a peek into some innovative and fresh home styles.

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The Big Payback: 10 Year anniversary Show

Friday 4th of October 2019

The GhostLight Theater, Benton Harbor

Join us as we transform the GhostLight Theater into a rockin' Night Club! St. Joseph’s own Leah Isabel Tirado brings her 9 piece band from Madison, Wisconsin to the Ghostlight Theater in Benton Harbor to celebrate the band’s 10 year anniversary.

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Beethoven and All that Jazz

Sunday 6th of October 2019

Howard Performing Arts Center

The entertaining, energetic and innovative Concerto for Jazz Piano, commissioned and premiered for SMSO in 2011, enjoys a welcome reprise with Larry Schanker again at the keyboard. An experience not to be missed!

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Day of the Dead Celebration

Friday 1st of November 2019

The Heritage Museum

Join us as we host a gathering for all family members to celebrate, honor and remember the family we’ve had in our lives.

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Handel's Messiah

Saturday 7th of December 2019

The Mendel Center Mainstage

The combined forces of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus, along with an exceptional cast of soloists, will perform the Christmas portion of Handel’s glorious oratorio.

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Dueling Pianos

Friday 24th of January 2020

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Vineland Center

Dueling Pianos can be summed up in a single word: FUN. Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians with two pianos on a stage, and add in a roomful of people: The result is an evening of fast, funny, unforgettable entertainment.

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The Manhattan Transfer with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 8th of February 2020

The Mendel Center Mainstage

The Manhattan Transfer are heralded as one of the most important and innovative groups in the history of popular music with their impeccable four-part harmonies and genre-defying appeal.

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Mozart and the Magical Flute

Sunday 15th of March 2020

Howard Performing Arts Center

Kathryne Salo, principal flutist for SMSO, will dazzle on Ibert’s virtuosic flute concerto. Rounding out the program are Elgar’s piece for strings, Britten’s first musical composition and Mozart’s familiar and iconic symphony.

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Foutain's Fabulous Finale

Sunday 26th of April 2020

Howard Performing Arts Center

This year marks the fourteenth and final season of Maestro Fountain’s musical tenure in southwest Michigan.

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