Current Season

64th Season, 2023-2024 as of 11/12/2023
Jeffrey A. Spenner, Orchestra Artistic Director
Dr. Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director

Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Concert 1 – Orchestra and Chorale
Music Brings Us Together
Collaboration with MCC Choir, Manchester and Middletown High School Choirs
Jeff Spenner, Orchestra Artistic Director
Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
Sibelius: Finlandia
Hagenberg: Illuminare

Extra – Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm
The Nutcracker with Connecticut Concert Ballet
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT
Please note that tickets to Nutcracker performances are not included in MSOC season subscriptions
Nutcracker tickets may be purchased from Connecticut Concert Ballet

Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Concert 2 – Chorale
Christmas Through the Ages
Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Mendelssohn: Part I from Christus, Op. 98 (1847)
“Ester Teil” Geburt Christi
Hagenberg, Arr.: Wexford (Traditional 12c. Irish)
Hassler: Dixit Maria
Dett: Ave Maria
Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Dyevo from Vespers,op.3
Paulus, Arr.: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Jacques, Arr.: Good King Wenceslas (Trad. English)
Parker/Shaw, Arr.: Ya Viene la Vieja (Trad. Spanish)
Hagenberg, Arr.: Sussex Carol (Trad. English)
Mendelssohn: Hark the Herald Angels Sing (arr. Willcocks, David)

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Concert 3 – Orchestra
Women Soar
Jeff Spenner, Orchestra Artistic Director
Gunnery Sgt. Cecilia Kozlowski, French horn, from the “President’s Own” Marine Band
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT
Strauss, R.: Horn Concerto #1, Op. 11
Specht: We Will Soar
Beach: Symphony in e minor “Gaelic”

Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Concert 4 – Orchestra and Chorale
Hope Shines
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT
Fauré: Requiem
Elgar: Elegie
Hagenberg: Through Love to Light
Simon: Sanctus
Narverud: Let the Music Fill Your Soul
Turina: Danzas fantásticas

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Concert 5 – Orchestra and Chorale
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pops
Jeff Spenner, Orchestra Artistic Director
Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester, CT
Bach, PDQ: 1712 Overture
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite
Diemer: Three Madrigals
Rossini: Duetto buffo dedi due gatti
Schickele: My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth
Banchieri: Contraponto Bestiale
Whitacre: Animal Crackers (Volumes 1 and 2)
Passereau: Il est bel et bon
Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture