Battle Creek Symphony

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Battle Creek Symphony

Discover the great traditions and innovative programming of Michigan's oldest orchestra.

Whether you're a fan of Bach, Beethoven, or the Beatles, the Battle Creek Symphony has a program just for you.

Announcing the 2018-2019 season


The 120th Season of the Battle Creek Symphony

Check out the season preview video on the right for a sneak peek at our upcoming programs.

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Programs that will knock your socks off

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Battle Creek Symphony 2018-2019 Season

BCSO 2018-2019 Season

Whether you’re a fan of Bach, Beethoven, or the Beatles, the Battle Creek Symphony has a program just for you. Subscribe now for the best seats in the house!

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John Williams concert November 10

Wonderful World of John Williams November 10

With selections from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Jaws, and more, this concert will be a favorite for the entire family.

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Celtic Christmas December 8

Celtic Christmas December 8

Award-winning Jeremy Kittel, Michigan’s favorite fiddler and Celtic-infused composer returns to add a special touch to the holidays.

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Beethoven Concert May 4

Beethoven May 4

Vote for your favorite Beethoven Symphony in this all-Beethoven program

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Fantasia Concert March 2

Fantasia March 2

Enjoy these wonderful fanciful interpretations of great classical works including Night on Bald Mountain, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Pines of Rome, and other popular pieces

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Big Band Extravaganza June 8

Battle Creek Country Club
Big Band Extravaganza
Saturday, June 8, 2019
6 pm
For tickets call 269-962-8734

The Music Center & the Battle Creek Symphony have partnered with the Battle Creek Country Club to host a night of Big Band music from the ‘40s & ‘50s. This will be an incredible opportunity to listen, and dance, to world class musical talent in an intimate setting.

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Ticket prices begin at just $11 for select concerts - cheaper than a movie!

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Free Tickets


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Easy Exchange


If you can’t make it to a concert, contact us by noon the Friday before the concert and we’ll exchange your tickets for tickets to a future concert; or accept your tickets as a donation and we’ll mail you a receipt for tax purposes.

Anne Harrigan, Artistic Director

Anne Harrigan

Anne Harrigan, Music Director of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Music Center of South Central Michigan, has earned a reputation throughout the country for her innovative programming, commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement.

Recent guest conducting engagements have included the Richmond, Annapolis, Arlington, Lansing, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, the Indianapolis and Missouri Chamber Orchestras, the Naples Philharmonic and cover conducting for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with exceptional artists such as Leon Fleisher, Lynn Harrell, Alisa Weilerstein and Janos Starker.

She assumed the position of Music Director of the Battle Creek Symphony in December, 2002. Projects at the Battle Creek Symphony have included the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the WK Kellogg Foundation, a national commission through Continental Harmony celebrating the diversity of Battle Creek, and participation in the $5M renovation of the WK Kellogg Auditorium.

Her commitment to innovation in programming has resulted in groundbreaking multi-disciplinary programs that have attracted national attention. These include the United States premiere of Shaun Davey’s “A Brendan Voyage”, a concerto for uilleann pipes and orchestra with the renowned piper Christopher Layer; collaborations with Alexander Streltsov, aerialist, silent movies with live orchestra, live video projections of performances, and Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: Dream of America – a chronicle of the journey of seven immigrants through Ellis Island.

Ms. Harrigan also serves as Music Director of the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

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