- Admission to Macomb Symphony Orchestra’s “A Holiday Festival”
- When: Sunday, November 30, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 2:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
- $17 for one ticket (up to $29 value)
- $29 for two tickets (up to $54 value)
Vivaldi’s Gloria is synonymous with the holidays: with its grand chorus of “Gloria in excelsis Deo,” the 17th century piece summons images of candlelit trees, roasting chestnuts, and snowmen dressed in doublets and hose. But for “A Holiday Festival,” the Macomb Symphony Orchestra eschews bygone trappings to perform the baroque classic with a more modern sensibility. But even a contemporary Gloria needs a choir, so this concert enlists three ensembles—the Macomb Chorale, Vanguard Voices, and the Dearborn Community Chorus—to supply the majestic harmonies. The festive afternoon also includes traditional yuletide tunes certain to transform any humbug into a happily humming non-bug.
Macomb Symphony Orchestra
From its many violinists to its lone contra bassoonist, the heart of the Macomb Symphony Orchestra is 70 musicians strong. The pulse, however, is Thomas Cook. The conductor of the MSO for nearly 40 years, Cook also serves as its music director, programming evenings that range from the classically sublime to the delightfully unexpected—such as the 2014–2015 season's Music '70s Style. While their size helps them bring dynamic works such as Carmina Burana to life, they don't merely travel in packs. Chamber ensembles, such as the string quartet, flute and harp duo, and brass quintet, travel throughout the community to brighten weddings and bring classical music to schools.
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
44575 Garfield Rd.
Charter Township Of Clinton, MI 48038