The South Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County presents the Chris Wilson Memorial Concert “The Last Night of Proms” on Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m. Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park. All events are free to attend and begin at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In case of rain, the concert will move indoors to Adams High School Auditorium. The event will be professionally amplified and lit by EventSys. The Community Foundation Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s ArtsEverywhere Fund, the Marjorie H. Wilson Charitable Trust Fund, and the Indiana Arts Commission. South Bend Venues, Parks and Arts is a key partner. WVPE-FM 88.1 is our broadcast partner for the Aug. 18 event.     Play-Along Details The Play-Along with the Symphony as part of its August 18 concert at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park. This free opportunity is open to all community musicians who would like the chance to perform with a professional symphony under the baton of Music Director Alastair Willis. The Play-Along portion of the concert will include two pieces: Edward Elgar’s “Nimrod” from his Enigma Variations and Camille Saint-Saën’s “Danse Bacchanale” from Samon and Delilah. This year, the Play-Along has a new enhancement: Each orchestral part for the Play-Along pieces will be available in Basic and Advanced formats. This will help to ensure that community musicians of all skill levels are able to enjoy their experience. To participate in this free event, community musicians must commit to two mandatory rehearsals and complete an online using the registration form below. [button label="Register Here!" link="https://forms.monday.com/forms/a1f3e19d0721d137d9900bed1214c23f?r=use1" color="primary"]   Rehearsal Schedule Friday, August 16, from 6–8 p.m. at the Community Center Ballrooms A+B, St. Joe County Library, Main Branch (304 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601) Sunday, August 18 from 4–5 p.m. at the Chris Wilson ...

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Four Winds Casino South Bend 6:00 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Dinner   PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000 Pre-dinner party and toast for you and your guests with Maestro Alastair Willis Premier seating for eight with exclusive table service, and curated wine selections Logo and brand recognition on the Symphony website, social media, digital communication, and print materials throughout the 2024-25 Season Recognition as a Presenting Sponsor on event signage, in the evening program book, and throughout the evening activities Twelve premium tickets to be used throughout the South Bend Symphony’s 2024-25 Season. Plus access to the Ella Morris hospitality lounge   DIAMOND SPONSOR $15,000 Pre-dinner party and toast for you and your guests with Maestro Alastair Willis Premier seating for eight with exclusive table service, and curated wine selections Logo and brand recognition on the Symphony website, social media,digital communication, and print materials throughout the 2024-25 Season Recognition as a Diamond Sponsor on event signage, in the evening program book, and throughout the evening activities Six premium tickets to be used throughout the South Bend Symphony’s 2024-25 Season. Plus access to the Ella Morris hospitality lounge   PLATINUM SPONSOR $10,000 Premier seating for eight and curated wine selections Logo and brand recognition on the Symphony website, social media, digital communication, and print materials throughout the 2024-25 Season Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor on event signage, in the evening program book, and throughout the evening activities Four premium tickets to be used throughout the South Bend Symphony’s 2024-25 Season. Plus access to the Ella Morris hospitality lounge   GOLD SPONSOR $5,000 Premier seating for eight Recognition on the Symphony website, social media, digital communication, and print materials throughout the 2024-25 season Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on event signage, in the evening program book, and throughout the evening activities Four premium tickets to be used throughout the South Bend Symphony’s 2024-25 Season. Plus access to the Ella Morris ...

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The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Morris Performing Arts Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. For two performances, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score live from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ while the entire film plays in high-definition.    Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert on sale July 5, 2024.   Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor A native of Australia, conductor Ron Spigelman is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has been the Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Fort Worth Symphony, Music Director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, San Angelo Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony (MO), and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta (NY). He has also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Fort Worth and Syracuse Symphony.    Guest conducting has included appearances with the St. Louis, Baltimore, Utah, Dallas, Oregon, Kansas City, Phoenix, Columbus, and North Carolina Symphony orchestras, as well as the Rochester and Naples Philharmonic.    He has conducted Symphonic, Ballet, Opera, Musical Theatre and Pops plus over 20 live film concerts including Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, E.T, Home Alone, Polar Express, Elf, Nightmare Before Christmas, Psycho and seven of the Harry Potter films. Guest artists he has accompanied include Horacio Gutierrez, Rachel Barton Pine, Richard Stoltzman and Pops artists including Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Ben Folds, Kenny G, Vanessa Williams, Leslie Odom Jr., Gladys Knight, and Arturo Sandoval.  Other career highlights include the world premiere of Pegasus by Lowell Liebermann with the Dallas Symphony in 2001, his Carnegie Hall debut with the ...

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The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Morris Performing Arts Center with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. For two performances, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score live from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ while the entire film plays in high-definition.    Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert on sale July 5, 2024.   Ron Spigelman, Guest Conductor A native of Australia, conductor Ron Spigelman is an honors graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. He has been the Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Fort Worth Symphony, Music Director of the Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, San Angelo Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony (MO), and the Lake Placid Sinfonietta (NY). He has also served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Fort Worth and Syracuse Symphony.    Guest conducting has included appearances with the St. Louis, Baltimore, Utah, Dallas, Oregon, Kansas City, Phoenix, Columbus, and North Carolina Symphony orchestras, as well as the Rochester and Naples Philharmonic.    He has conducted Symphonic, Ballet, Opera, Musical Theatre and Pops plus over 20 live film concerts including Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantasia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, E.T, Home Alone, Polar Express, Elf, Nightmare Before Christmas, Psycho and seven of the Harry Potter films. Guest artists he has accompanied include Horacio Gutierrez, Rachel Barton Pine, Richard Stoltzman and Pops artists including Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Paul and Mary, James Taylor, Ben Folds, Kenny G, Vanessa Williams, Leslie Odom Jr., Gladys Knight, and Arturo Sandoval.  Other career highlights include the world premiere of Pegasus by Lowell Liebermann with the Dallas Symphony in 2001, his Carnegie Hall debut with the ...

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The Symphony leads a city-wide celebration of this vibrant, celebratory holiday.   Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Join us for a heartwarming conclusion to your Thanksgiving weekend with the annual Shein Trust Family Concert, Eudora Welty’s The Shoe Bird. Gather the whole family for an enchanting musical journey suitable for all ages and sizes.    Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Home for the Holidays

December 14, 2024 / 2:00 p.m.

Two performances, one day only! South Bend's favorite holiday tradition returns with Music Director Alastair Willis and the Symphony for Home for the Holidays for one day only. A spectacular program of cherished Christmas carols and memorable seasonal tunes that bring joy to all. The perfect gift for the whole family.    Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Home for the Holidays

December 14, 2024 / 7:30 p.m.

Two performances, one day only! South Bend's favorite holiday tradition returns with Music Director Alastair Willis and the Symphony for Home for the Holidays for one day only. A spectacular program of cherished Christmas carols and memorable seasonal tunes that bring joy to all. The perfect gift for the whole family.  Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Experience the timeless beauty of Copland’s iconic masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, as it vividly portrays the American landscape. Kojiro Uzmezaki joins the Symphony as he uses the shakuhachi to transform the landscape imagined in Angel Lam’s Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain, and Takuma Itoh’s Faded Aura.     About Kojiro Umezaki Noted by The New York Times as a "virtuosic, deeply expressive shakuhachi player and composer" and the LA Times as one of the "better kept secrets of Southern California music," Kojiro Umezaki (梅崎康二郎) has performed regularly with the Silkroad Ensemble since 2001. He appears on the Grammy Award winning album Sing Me Home, A Playlist Without Borders, Off the Map, and the Grammy-nominated 2015 documentary film, The Music of Strangers, directed by Morgan Neville. In a Circle Records released (Cycles), an album of original work, in 2014, and 流芳 Flow, a duo album with Wu Man, in 2021. A new collaborative album with Hub New Music—a distance, intertwined—will be released by In a Circle Records on Friday June 7, 2024. Other notable recordings as performer, composer, and/or producer include Brooklyn Rider's Dominant Curve, Nicole Mitchell's Mandorla Awakening II, Kei Akagi's Aqua Puzzle, and Huun Huur Tu's Ancestors Call. Born to a Japanese father and Danish mother, Umezaki grew up in Tokyo, and continues to explore global and hybrid practices in music.   Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Aretha: A Tribute

January 25, 2025 / 7:30 p.m.

This high-energy, dazzling tribute to the Queen of Soul features Drama Desk Award nominee  Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist  Ryan Shaw performing iconic favorites including “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and more.  Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Indulge in the virtuosity of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, followed by the majestic allure of Brahms Symphony No. 3. Experience an evening of unparalleled musical brilliance and be transported by the captivating melodies of these timeless masterpieces. Brahms – Symphony No. 3 Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35     Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Embark on a journey of passion and betrayal with Giacomo Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, Tosca. Join us as the Symphony, South Bend Lyric Opera, and South Bend Chamber Singers reunite for two unforgettable performances.     Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Embark on a journey of passion and betrayal with Giacomo Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, Tosca. Join us as the Symphony, South Bend Lyric Opera, and South Bend Chamber Singers reunite for two unforgettable performances.     Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Sixth in the series, this Alastair Presents takes you to nineteenth-century Vienna and into the musical family of Strauss where overtures, waltzes, polkas, and songs you love were composed for the first time.    Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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One of America’s most accomplished and in-demand Baritones today, Nathan Gunn, comes home to South Bend for one magical night with the Symphony for a power packed evening of Broadway’s biggest hits!      Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.

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Indulge in an unforgettable musical journey as Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances sweep you into a whirlwind of emotion, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis enchants with its ethereal beauty, and Piazzolla’s Bandoneon Concerto captivates with its passionate rhythms.    Williams – Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis   Piazzolla – Bandoneon Concerto  Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances   Secure your seat with a Season subscription. Visit www.southbendsymphony.org or call 574-232-6343 to save your seats and get the best prices! Single tickets on sale July 22, 2024.  

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Octet is a unique, immersive experience offering visitors the chance to get closer to orchestral music than ever before. The project, a collaboration with the Riverlights Music Festival, aims to recreate the feeling of being in an orchestra by situating the listener within a three-dimensional soundscape.

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