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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.
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!More Info
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.More Info
Every two years, Battle Creek audiences wait with anticipation to see who the Gilmore Keyboard Festival selects as their “Gilmore Young Artist.” You’ll be one of the first to discover the talents of the 2018 winner, destined to become one of the next generation of piano superstars, performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.More Info
Ticket prices begin at just $8 for select concerts - cheaper than a movie!
Bring a friend! Get a free ticket to one concert with each subscription.
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, 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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