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 2017-2018 season


The 119th Season of the Battle Creek Symphony

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

battle creek symphony - sixties concert

Programs that will knock your socks off

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Subscriptions are available for all five concerts, or pick 3

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights September 30

The Battle Creek Symphony’s season opener features Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, tales from the legendary 1001 Arabian Nights. Concert-goers will also enjoy excerpts from the Aladdin Suite by Carl Nielsen as well as Disney’s Aladdin Orchestral Suite. A perfect concert for the family!

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downton abbey

Downton Abbey November 18

For years, we have been fascinated by the lives of the British rich and royal as well as the supporting characters of “downstairs” thanks to Masterpiece Theatre.

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handel's messiah

Messiah December 9

Get ready to experience one of the most famous oratorios ever written and a holiday masterpiece classic.

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West Side Story March 3

With the brilliant score by Leonard Bernstein and Steven Sondheim’s lyrics, West Side Story remains one of the greatest musicals ever written. This modern rendition of Romeo and Juliet has captivated audiences for decades and features favorites like Maria and Somewhere.

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the gilmore concert

Gilmore May 5

Featuring Wei Luo, 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, destined to become one of the next generation of piano superstars, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

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Why Subscribe?

Great Value


Ticket prices begin at just $8 for select concerts - cheaper than a movie!

Easy Ordering


Order online, call 269.963.1911 option 1, or send in the form below to order your tickets today.

2017-2018 brochure order form

Free Tickets


Bring a friend! Get a free ticket to one concert with each subscription.

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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