Battle Creek Symphony



The health and wellness of our staff, students, and patrons are of the utmost priority. As a precaution, The Music Center is suspending all activities for the time being. Music Center programs are postponed including individual lessons, band, choirs, and group classes. Please follow us on Facebook at “The Music Center of South Central Michigan” for additional announcements regarding event cancellations, and we will share updates as they become available. The Music Center will maintain office hours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

All concerts between now and June 1 are cancelled.

While we have attempted to remain open to service those of you with questions, we now have to close our doors to the public until further notice. Admin staff will be monitoring emails/office phones from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Music Kits are still available to the public. Please call 269-963-1911 ext. 2589 for pick up instructions.


At this time, we are asking patrons of any cancelled programs or concerts to consider making a donation instead of requesting a refund. The Music Center, like many other arts programs, will suffer financial losses due to these changes. We are working hard to secure the future for music education and appreciation in Calhoun County.

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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 2019-2020 season


The 121st Season of the Battle Creek Symphony

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


Tango! October 5

Battle Creek Symphony
October 5, 2019
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium
Hector del Curto, bandoneon

You’ll enjoy this romantic Argentine style tango music featuring traditional tango and Tango Nuevo. Guest artists include Hector del Curto, one of the most sought-after bandoneonists in the world, and tango dancers Ana Padron and Andres Bravo.

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Doug LaBrecque in Concert

Doug LaBrecque in Concert November 9

Battle Creek Symphony
Doug LaBrecque in Concert
November 9, 2019, 7:30 pm
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium
featuring the Battle Creek Community Chorus

Hometown hero and Broadway superstar, Doug LaBrecque has thrilled theatre audiences as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and as Ravenal in the revival of Showboat. One of the most prolific concert performers of his generation, he has been a soloist with the world’s finest symphonies and we are absolutely thrilled to have him perform here in Battle Creek. Joining him onstage is local favorite, the Battle Creek Community Chorus.

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A Gospel Christmas

A Gospel Christmas December 14

A Gospel Christmas
December 14, 2019, 7:30 pm
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium
featuring Freddy Washington, Jr.

Freddy Washington, Jr. stars in this rich and inspirational holiday concert. The lead soloist for the Grammy award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, he is an artist with a truly fresh sound delivering his unique brand of emotional, thought-provoking music. Also joining in this production are the Battle Creek Boychoir, Battle Creek Girls Chorus, and Sojourner Truth Choir.

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The Planets February 29

The Planets February 29th

Battle Creek Symphony
The Planets
February 29, 2020, 7:30 pm
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium
Zachary Brandon, violin

The Battle Creek Symphony will present Gustav Holst’s exhilarating masterpiece, The Planets. The incredible women of the Battle Creek Community Chorus will be joining the concert for the Neptune movement providing an other-worldly, mystical quality. Guest artist and rising star Zachary Brandon will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

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The Gilmore Concert

The Gilmore Concert May 2

The Gilmore Concert
May 2, 2020, 7:30 pm
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium
featuring 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

We are excited to once again be a part of the Gilmore Keyboard Festival featuring the Gilmore Young Artist. This award is presented every two years to single out the most promising of the new generation of U.S. pianists. You’ll enjoy the passion and virtuosity and talent presented by the winner, who will be announced in the fall of 2019. The Symphony will also perform the beautiful Brahms Symphony No. 2.

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Battle Creek Symphony 2019-2020 Season

BCSO 2019-2020 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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battle creek symphony - sixties concert

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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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