Battle Creek Symphony

Battle Creek Symphony 125th Anniversary

Join us for the Battle Creek Symphony’s 125th season. Subscribe now for the best seats in the house! Battle Creek Symphony tickets are affordable, and easy to purchase. Our opening concert is Saturday, September 30th, with guest artist Maya Anjali Buchanan and A Musical Time Machine.

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Symphony 5: Celtic Crossroads

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Cillian Vallely and Friends
Greater Midwest Pipe Band

Discover your Celtic roots as we share the stage with renowned Irish piper Cillian Vallely and friends. But first, the Greater Midwest Pipe Band will welcome you with Scottish pipes and drums.

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Symphony 4: Be My Valentine

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Grand Rapids Ballet

Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet—music as melodic, dramatic, and passionate as love itself. With a guest appearance by the Grand Rapids Ballet, this concert is pure romance.

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Symphony 3: Holiday Magic

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Christiane Noll, Soprano

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cherish your fondest memories with Christmas and Hanukkah classics, plus Broadway star Christiane Noll, Kid’s Conducting Contest winner, and carol sing-along.

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Symphony 2: The Glory and the Grandeur

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Briton-Rene Collins, percussion
Andrew Fritz, percussion

Bask in this high-energy show featuring three percussion soloists, 100+ of their favorite instruments, Ravel’s brilliant La Valse, and Copland’s beloved Fanfare for the Common Man.

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Symphony 1: A Musical Time Machine

Saturday, September 30, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Maya Anjali-Buchanan, violin

Step into our Musical Time Machine, featuring music from every decade of BCSO programs. Indian-American violinist Maya Anjali Buchanan lends her talent as we celebrate 125 years of music together.

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Community Chorus: The Road Home

Battle Creek Community Chorus
The Road Home
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
145 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek MI

Songs celebrating home – the journey home, home built, found, and lost – are the theme of this concert. Join us for director Clayton Parr’s final concert after 11 years of leading the community chorus.

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Get to Know our Guest Artist

When 24-year-old Pianist Janice Carissa was younger, her instructors cautioned her not to “play faster than the music.” She took their advice to heart, as students do, but never really understood what they meant until recently. After studying music for almost two decades and learning countless pieces for performances and recitals around the world, she’s letting go and listening to her heart.

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Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

Bernstein's Chichester Psalms

Battle Creek Community Chorus
Albion College Concert Choir
Saturday, February 18, 2023, 7:30 pm
Goodrich Chapel, Albion College
150 N. Ingham St. Albion MI

We are excited to bring you a FREE concert! Come hear the Battle Creek Community Chorus as they join forces with The Albion College Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 18, 2023, for a Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms concert.

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