Hold On, America, Hold On! Community Forum and Reactions

The Battle Creek Symphony is partnering with Kellogg Community College this month to present a free community forum event focused on a musical response to social unrest and the Black experience that was performed in Battle Creek last spring.

The “Hold On, America, Hold On!” forum, presented by the Battle Creek Symphony in conjunction with KCC’s Music Program and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the auditorium of the College’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

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Symphony 5: A Gilmore Concert Bonus

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Janice Carissa, pianist

2022 Gilmore Young Artist Janice Carissa joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, followed by Brahms’ warm and lyrical Symphony No. 2, an optimistic finale to our 124th season.

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Symphony 4: The Magic of Cirque & Symphony

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium

Your Battle Creek Symphony reaches new soaring heights with the magic of cirque with acrobatics—aerial silks, straps, flying pole, and lyra—choreographed to live symphonic music.

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Symphony 3: Big Band Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium

The Battle Creek Symphony jazzes up the holidays with a festive collection of holiday favorites in the big band style. This jumping, jiving, jingling concert will surely get your season off to a swinging start!

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Symphony 2: A Night at the Opera

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, baritone

Your Battle Creek Symphony teams up with baritone Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, the Battle Creek Community Chorus, and others to present a tour through some of the most beloved operas of all time.

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Symphony 1: A European Landscape

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Amit Peled, cello

The Battle Creek Symphony’s 124th season opens with “Fêtes” from Debussy’s Nocturnes, and extraordinary cellist Amit Peled performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, plus Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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BCSO 2022-2023 Season

Join us for the Battle Creek Symphony’s 124th 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, October 1, with guest artist Amit Peled and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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Schools

Community Music School

The Community Music School and IMPACT offer a variety of music education, from private music lessons and group classes to choirs and ensembles. Registrations are open
for the fall semester.

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