Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Presents “Amazing Amadeus”

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Presents “Amazing Amadeus”

Howard Performing Arts Center, Berrien Springs

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:00pm Performance


The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) presents Amazing Amadeus, Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:00pm at the Howard Performing Arts Center in Berrien Springs.


The concert features pieces for a chamber-sized orchestra highlighted by SMSO principal clarinetist, Georgiy Borisov, performing Mozart’s iconic Clarinet Concerto. As Borisov says, it is “one of the most important works written for clarinet. It is most exciting to perform a piece written by a great composer and my challenge is to present it to the audience and make it as engaging as it is to me.” The SMSO continues its highlight of Mozart with Symphony No. 29, a piece employing only strings, oboe and horn. Also being performed is Brahms’ Serenade No. 2, which, interesting to note, was written without any part for violin. The result produces a richer and darker sound rarely heard by orchestra audiences. 


The concert will also include a pre-concert conversation with Maestro Fountain at 3pm and a post-concert reception in the lobby. Additionally, The Symphony League of Southwest Michigan is offering a special post-concert dinner at Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, 185 Mount Tabor Rd., Buchanan, MI. A Meet & Mingle time begins at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Dinner cost is $50 per person ($25 tax deductible). Please contact the SMSO office 269-982-4030 for reservations before March 5, 2019.


More information and tickets are available by calling 269-982-4030 or by visiting the SMSO website at


Event details are as follows:

WHAT: Amazing Amadeus Concert

WHO: The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

WHERE: Howard Performing Arts Center, 4160 E. Campus Circle Dr, Berrien Springs

WHEN: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:00pm

●        Pre-concert Conversation beginning at 3:00pm in the concert hall

●        Post-concert Reception in the lobby following the concert

TICKETS:available online or by calling our office at 269-982-4030

Zone A: Adult: $35 / Full time students $5

Zone B: Adult: $20 / Full time students $5



Symphony No. 29         Mozart

Clarinet Concerto         Mozart

     Georgiy Borisov, clarinet

Serenade No. 2             Brahms


WHAT: Post-Concert Dinner

WHO: The Symphony League of Southwest Michigan

WHERE: Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, 185 Mount Tabor Rd, Buchanan, MI 49107

WHEN: Sunday, March 17, 2019

  • 6:30pm Meet & Mingle
  • 7:00pm Dinner

TICKETSavailable by calling the SMSO office at 269-982-4030 or stopping in at 513 Ship Street, St. Joseph, 10am-5pm Monday - Friday.


Our Generous Sponsors

The Symphony is only able to perform these concerts with support from our community.  While that support takes many forms, we are particularly grateful to our sponsors for this concert: The Symphony League of Southwest Michigan, The Herald Palladium, and WNIT. Additionally, this activity is supported by theMichigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and theNational Endowment for the Arts.


For press inquiries regarding this concert, please contact Robin Fountain, SMSO Music Director, 615-522-8295,


Georgiy Borisov Biography

Georgiy Borisov is the Principal Clarinetist of the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Artist-in-Residence and Principal Clarinetist of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in Michigan.  He has performed in the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, IRIS Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Tanglewood Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, Music Masters Festival in Japan, Beethoven Festival Orchestra in Chicago and MostArts Festival in New York among other orchestras.  As a soloist, he appeared with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, West Point Band, Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia, Corpus Christi Wind Ensemble and Interlochen Arts Academy Symphony.  As a chamber musician,  he was a member of the NEOlit Music Ensemble in New York performing in the Barge Music Concert Series.  He is a 1st Prize winner of the International Clarinet Association Competition, Kingsville International Competition, Andreas Makris International Competition, West Point Band International Competition, Republic Competition of Uzbekistan and concerto competitions of Manhattan School of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy.  Being an active educator, Georgiy has served as adjunct professor at Western Michigan University and Crescendo Academy as well as at Interlochen Arts Camp in the summer.


About the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

The SMSO has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of our community since 1951. We strive to cultivate and inspire a diverse audience through professional musical experiences. We embrace the responsibility to be a dynamic and vibrant part of southwest Michigan by offering innovative programming, broader venues and increased educational opportunities, while balancing artistic growth with financial soundness. Your participation and support is vital to our mission of Transforming Lives Through Music.





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