Gershwin Celebration with Marcus Roberts Trio

SOUND BITES Music meets cuisine! On select Friday and Saturday evenings, enhance your pre-concert dining with Sound Bites, an elevated Chef’s Table culinary experience located in the Bradley Symphony Center Atrium. Sounds Bites reservations can be made as an add-on to your ticket purchase at checkout. Already have concert tickets to this performance? Standalone reservations … Continued

Gershwin Celebration with Marcus Roberts Trio

The phenomenal long-standing jazz partnership of the Marcus Roberts Trio shines in our Pops season opener, featuring tributes to the great 20th-century composer George Gershwin. Vocalist Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield performs favorite jazz standards like ’S Wonderful and Fascinating Rhythm, plus the orchestra presents highlights from one of America’s favorite operas, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The … Continued

Nothin’ But the Blues

Charismatic and talented jazz vocalist Shayna Steele takes the stage with your MSO to pay tribute to the likes of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong, and more. Explore the early music that started the Blues and is at the heart and soul of nearly every form of popular music of the past … Continued

Movie Music of John Williams

Oscar-winning composer John Williams’s music has been a staple of cinema for decades, capturing all the excitement and emotion to truly elevate the audience movie-going experience. Music Director Ken-David Masur explores the many monumental works of his mentor and friend John Williams, in a celebration of iconic film scores that continue to touch the lives … Continued

Holiday Pops

Byron Stripling returns to the Bradley Symphony Center for the MSO’s cherished tradition of holiday cheer! Featuring special guests in a program of audience favorite classics, carols, and sing-alongs, this is a musical jubilee of the season you won’t want to miss.

Latin Fire

Enrico Lopez-Yañez, principal pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony, leads this passion-filled, energetic celebration of Latin American orchestral hits paired with the firework playing of highly acclaimed Costa Rican trumpeter Jose Sibaja and vocalist Mónica Abrego. In addition to being the lead trumpet of the Boston Brass, Sibaja has recorded with such artists as Ricky … Continued

Fever: A Peggy Lee Celebration

Tony Award nominee, songwriter, and pop/jazz vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway presents an engaging night of songs and stories to celebrate one of America’s most beloved artists, the iconic Peggy Lee. Over a career spanning seven decades, Lee was a trailblazer for female songwriters and was dubbed the “Queen of American pop music” and “the female … Continued