SMSO 2018 Summer Vibes Beach Series Announced, Tickets Now On Sale

IN THE HEIGHTS- MUSICAL
Fool House
Songs & Stories featuring Matt and Rachel Combs
Great American Songbook Favorites featuring Jonathan Beyer
Swift Brothers

SMSO 2018 Summer Vibes Beach Series Announced, Tickets Now On Sale

 

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra presents its 2018 Summer Vibes Beach Series with Robin Fountain, Music Director. Tickets are now on sale at smso.org or by calling 269-982-4030. Performed under sunny skies along beautiful Lake Michigan, the Summer Vibes season will delight audiences all summer long and offer a range of entertainment choices including classical masterpieces, modern musical theatre, chamber ensembles as well as moving and grooving to that disco beat.

 

Our Water’s Edge Series consists of three performances at Silver Beach, including our traditional 4th of July Celebration, the musical production In the Heights, and Classical Night Fever with the SMSO. Also included in the season is ourCasual Classics Series at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center providing a more intimate setting for great musical performances. Wrapping up the summer offerings are two festivals, SummerFest Music & Microbrews and Sips & Sounds, which highlight the region’s bountiful resources in craft beer brewing and winemaking while entertaining audiences with talented local and regional musicians.

 

The SMSO is also excited to partner with the Coming Home Coming Together Concert in downtown Benton Harbor as it celebrates its 20th year. This free event provides an experience that all people can enjoy, highlighting the importance of people coming home and coming together to celebrate one of the greatest gifts of all - THE ARTS.

 



OUR WATER’S EDGE SERIES:

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4TH, 9:00pm / 6:00pm Pre-concert music by The Van Dyke Revue
Shadowland Pavilion,111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

Fireworks at Dusk

Rain Location: St. Joseph High School Auditorium, 2521 Stadium Dr, St Joseph, MI 49085

More info: http://smso.org/Concerts/Summer/Beach_Concerts/Beach2.html

Enjoy an evening under the stars, curled up on a blanket, or relaxing in your chair with a concert full of patriotic favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, with a thunderous fireworks display overhead. The evening will include food, drink and fun for the whole family. What a great way to honor the USA on its birthday!

 

Pre-concert music will be provided at 6:00pm by the Van Dyke Revue, a four-piece variety band from Niles, MI. Members include John Van Dyke (vocals, piano, guitar, violin), Dave Van Dyke (guitar, vocals, Mississippi saxophone), Wayne Kuritz (bass, vocals), and Bo Martin (percussion, mandolin, vocals). The band has a playlist of over 200 songs and has been performing since 1999!

 http://www.vandykerevue.org/

 

Single Tickets in Advance: Lawn Seating: $15 / Reserved Seating: $25 / 12 & under: $5

Table seating for 10 people plus two parking passes $300. Call the SMSO at 269-982-4030 to reserve a table.

Day of concert ticket price goes up $5 per ticket

Please note: Due to a change in park rules, carry-ins will no longer be allowed for this event.

 



IN THE HEIGHTS- MUSICAL

Stage Direction by Paul Mow and Leah Tiradoin partnership with South Bend Civic Theatre

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018 7:30pm/Gates open 6:30pm
Shadowland Pavilion,111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

Rain Location: St. Joseph High School Auditorium, 2521 Stadium Dr, St Joseph, MI 49085
More info: http://smso.org/Concerts/Summer/Beach_Concerts/Beach3.html

 

From the creator of the world-shattering musical HAMILTON, comes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-award winning musical love letter, IN THE HEIGHTS, which tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. 2008 Tony Awards included Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

 

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra performs live with this production.

 

Single Tickets in Advance: Lawn Seating: $15 / Reserved Seating: $25 / 12 & under: $5

Table seating for 10 people plus two parking passes $300. Call the SMSO at 269-982-4030 to reserve a table.

Day of concert ticket price goes up $5 per ticket

 



CLASSICAL NIGHT FEVER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018 7:30pm/Gates open 5:00pm
Shadowland Pavilion,111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

Rain Location: St. Joseph High School Auditorium, 2521 Stadium Dr, St Joseph, MI 49085

More info: http://smso.org/Concerts/Summer/Beach_Concerts/Beach4.html

Get ready for a funktabulous good time with the ultimate symphonic disco tribute show- Classical Night Fever. This world-class performance with the SMSO will take you on a journey through some of the best disco hits of the 1970’s. Complete with bell-bottoms, stylin’ afros, wild polyester costumes and some of the coolest platform shoes this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, it’s a feel-good musical extravaganza you won’t soon forget!

 

5:00 pm - Silent Disco! “Get Down Tonight” and be part of the latest craze sweeping the nation! Imagine a room full of people dancing to nothing – or so it seems. Slide on a set of wireless headphones, tune to the music, cut loose and jam! Although no sounds are heard by the crowd, hence the term “silent disco,” it’s anything but a boring party! Come join the fun and get your groove workin’ before the SMSO & Classical Night Fever take center stage.  

 

Single Tickets in Advance: Lawn Seating: $15 / Reserved Seating: $25 / 12 & under: $5

Table seating for 10 people plus two parking passes $300. Call the SMSO at 269-982-4030 to reserve a table.

Day of concert ticket price goes up $5 per ticket

 



Special Pricing for Water’s Edge Series Concerts with the Water’s Edge Beach Pass

$50 - 4 Lawn Tickets to Beach Concerts

 

Get $10 in savings over single tickets at the door! The 4-ticket BEACH PASS is great for anyone who needs flexibility. Pick your combination! A couple could attend 2 concerts or a group of 4 could attend one concert all together!

 

Beach Passes not available online. Lawn tickets only. Please call or come in to the SMSO office to purchase Beach Passes.

Cannot be used toward July 21, 2018 (Music & Microbrews) or August 10, 2018 (Sips & Sounds)

 

 

CASUAL CLASSICS SERIES

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 601 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI

More information: http://smso.org/Concerts/Summer/Casual%20Classic%20Series.html#CC2

 

Join us Thursday evenings throughout the summer as we present our Casual Classics Uncork and Unwind series at The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph. Enjoy a light dinner, some excellent local wines and great musical talent. 


THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 6:00pm

American Soundsfeaturing Helen Lukan and Brad A. Wong

 

Come enjoy an evening celebrating the musical sounds of America with two of southwest Michigan’s most seasoned performers. The symphony’s Principal Pianist Helen Lukan, and former Principal Clarinetist Bradley A. Wong, Director of WMU’s School of Music, will perform a musical tribute to a diverse group of American composers including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Bill Douglas, and George Gershwin.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 6:00pm

Songs & Stories featuring Matt and Rachel Combs

 

Don't miss this special performance by Grammy-nominated and Grandmaster Fiddler Matt Combs and guitarist Rachel Combs as they bring the best of bluegrass and folk music to you. Showing off the versatility of the violin, Matt will pepper the performance with original pieces as they fiddle and sing you through an evening of songs, tunes & stories!

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 6:00pm

Great American Songbook Favorites featuring Jonathan Beyer

 

Join us for a delightful evening of favorites from the Great American Songbook presented by award-winning baritone Jonathan Beyer. Set among the timeless beauty of The Heritage Museum, let the luxurious timbre of his voice soothe your cares away with the best of Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and more.  Mr. Beyer will captivate you as he sings and shares favorite anecdotes from his extensive professional career.
 

Casual Classics Single Tickets- $35

Wine and Light Dinner included

Casual Classics Series Tickets - All Three Concerts - $95

 

 
 

OUR SPECIAL FESTIVAL EVENTS:

 


 

SUMMERFEST MUSIC & MICROBREWS
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 4:00pm
Shadowland Pavilion,111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085

More info: http://smso.org/Music_Microbrews/MMB17_Home.html


A new summer favorite, SummerFest Music & Microbrewsis the perfect way to experience the region’s finest craft breweries and mouthwatering cuisine from area restaurants. Combine this with incredible live music by the Swift Brothers and 90’s hits bandFool House set against the picturesque backdrop of Lake Michigan on Silver Beach and you have one amazing SummerFest!

4:00 pm - Gates open

5:00 pm - The Swift Brothers

7:30 pm - Fool House

ADMISSION TICKETS:

$15 - Lawn seating – please bring a lawn chair or blanket

$5 - Children 12 & under

All tickets will be $5 higher the day of the event and at the door.

Tickets Include:

Entrance to Event

Souvenir Tasting Mug

Live Music

Beer tokens purchased separately at the event.

No rain location - event goes on rain or shine!

 



SIPS & SOUNDS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 6:00pm
Shadowland Pavilion,111 N Pier St, St Joseph, MI 49085
More info: http://smso.org/Concerts/Summer/Beach_Concerts/Summer18.html


Join us on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan to experience award-winning wines from around the world, local cuisine and live music.

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Follow women’s musical journeys through the decades from Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin in the 1960’s to Adele, Beyoncé, and Carly Rae Jepsen in present day. The event will be hosted by sensational 8-piece ensemble band, The Big Payback, with performances by an all-female ensemble comprised of artists and members of local bands.

 

This special event is an opportunity to come together as a community and show support not only for our local female musicians, but also to honor those who have made an impact in the music industry and all of the women in our lives. Raise your voices with us and sing along to some of your favorite songs of the last six decades written and performed by women.

 

6:00pm - Gate Opens

6:30pm - R-E-S-P-E-C-Tfeaturing local female vocalists and the Big Payback

 

Tickets:

$15 - Lawn seating - please bring a lawn chair or blanket

$5 - Children 12 & under

All tickets will be $5 higher the day of the concert and at the door.

 

Purchase a Weekend Pass including a ticket to Classical Night Fever held on 8/11/2018 by 7/31/2018 and receive a $5 discount to attend the two events.

No rain location - event goes on rain or shine!

 



COMING HOME COMING TOGETHER 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT:
SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH, 5:00PM / 4:00PM DOORS OPEN
Dwight “Pete” Mitchell City Center Park (Corner of Main and Pipestone)

Rain Location: Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage

More info:http://smso.org/Concerts/Summer/CHCT.html

 

Bringing people together from all walks of life, the Coming Home Coming Together Concert is a FREE music event for the entire community! Celebrating its 20th year, the Gene Harris Coming Home Coming Together concert presents headliner Niki Haris along with talented local performers.

 

The event is named in honor of Gene Harris, an American jazz pianist, celebrated for his warm sound and blues/gospel infused style known as “soul jazz.” A hometown talent who went on to become a shining star, Gene was pleased and thrilled to return and give back to the community and city he truly loved; a place he was proud to call home.

 



For more information, contact the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or visitwww.smso.org

 

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