Concert Orchestra

Venue: Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center

MSU Orchestras

Rehearsal for the "Concerto for Audience" world premier.
A test audience assists in the preparation for the "Concerto for Audience" premier.

Joseph Hodge, conductor
Evan Harger, conductor

Join the MSU Concert Orchestra for a fun and creative night of music-making as a community. During Concerto for Audience, we invite attendees to participate in creating music with the orchestra. Their musical parts will include clapping rhythms, singing together, and more. Before each movement, interactive artist and graduate student James Brinkmann will teach the audience their parts and guide them during the performance.

This multi-grant funded commission is an MSU student collaboration featuring composers Evan Snyder, Spencer Arias, and Elena Specht and conductors Joe Hodge and Evan Harger. Concerto for Audience is headed by James Brinkmann. 

Concerto for Audience *World Premiere*
Evan Snyder, Mvt 1: Aria
Spencer Arias, Mvt 2: The Score
Elena Specht, Mvt 3: Pulse
Borodin, Symphony No. 2

A pre-concert lecture with the Concerto for Audience composers and the interactive artist will be in the Grand Tier Lounge of Wharton Center at 6:30pm.

This activity is supported in part by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, the East Lansing Arts Commission, and the MSU College of Music Running Start program​.

General admission seating: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, free for students. 

Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340,

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