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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SOUTH BEND, In. (January 8, 2019) – On Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the South Bend Symphony will celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a program featuring diverse selections from local composers, such as Dr. Marvin Curtis and Emorja Roberson, and dazzling classical selections.

Friday, January 4, 2019

The SBSO kicks off the New Year with the second concert of the Beethoven Cycle.
Your South Bend Symphony starts 2019 with a stellar combination of Beethoven and contemporary composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Osvaldo Golijov.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SOUTH BEND, In. (November 21, 2018) – On Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the South Bend Symphony will ring in the sparkling holiday season with its annual “Home for the Holidays” concerts. Under the baton of Alastair Willis, the SBSO and American Tenor Benjamin Brecher will perform the sounds of the season in South Bend’s favorite holiday tradition.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SOUTH BEND, In. (October 24, 2018) – The South Bend Symphony Orchestra invites you to “Alastair Presents: Tchaikovsky’s Circles” on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Morris Performing Arts Center. This unique concert experience will blend theatrical story telling with some of the most iconic music to come out of 19th Century Russia to depict the life and times of composer, Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky through the eyes of another important composer of the time – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SOUTH BEND, In. (October 11, 2018) – A weekend with the South Bend Symphony begins on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with a Family Spooktacular! Concert – Halloween at Hogwarts. Under the direction of “Professor Dumblewand” better known as Music Director Alastair Willis, the SBSO will board the Hogwarts Express and embark on a thrilling journey to everyone’s favorite school of Witchcraft and Wizardry – Hogwarts of course!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SOUTH BEND, In. (September 25, 2018) – On Saturday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the South Bend Symphony will open its 2018-19 Indiana Trust Pops Series with a night of dazzling Disney favorites. Under the baton of Music Director Alastair Willis, the SBSO and 4 Broadway vocalists will share the magic of “The Happiest Place on Earth” with fans of all ages!

“I left wanting to rewatch almost all the Disney films showcased”
-DC Metro Theater Arts

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SOUTH BEND, In. (September 11, 2018) – On Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO) will open its exciting 2018-19 Season with a dazzling program of favorites from the American and English orchestral repertoire.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

(South Bend, IN) May 8, 2017 – Alastair Willis, Grammy-nominated conductor, has been named as the new Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO). The announcement was made by the South Bend Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, led by president Kyle Everett, the Search Committee, led by Co-Chairs Bruce Bancroft and Joyce Stifel, and Executive Director Agnieszka Rakhmatullaev. His 4-year contract begins immediately, with Mr. Willis assuming the title of Music Director for the upcoming 2017-18 Season.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (February 13, 2017) – Today, the South Bend Symphony unveiled the details of its exciting 2017-18 Season.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

On Saturday, March 11th at 8:00 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, the South Bend Symphony moves one step closer to finding its new Music Director with the fourth Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series concert.

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