Merced Symphony

Announcing Our 2019-2020 Season!

Mark your calendars for our 62nd Season featuring our first-ever holiday concert, an homage to George Gershwin, a world premiere piano concerto by Heather Pinkham, and some of the genre’s finest from Beethoven, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Our opening concert takes flight on October 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Merced Theater, 301 W. Main St., Merced.

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Oct 05

Auspicious Beginnings

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Hebrides Overture, Felix Mendelssohn - Heather Pinkham World Premiere piano concerto (Ralph van Raat, pianist) - Symphony No. 1, Ludwig van Beethoven

Nov 24

Holiday Candlelight

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Holiday Carols & Winter Classics, including What Child Is This? (Maya Kherani, soprano)

Jan 17

Gershwin, Jazz & More!

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Legendary works of American jazz by George Gershwin, including Rhapsody in Blue performed by pianist Patrice Nelson and An American in Paris sung by soprano Jenni Samuelson!

Apr 11

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

7:30pm at the Merced Theater

Concerto For Violin and Cello in A Minor, Johannes Brahms (Cordula Merks, violin; Amos Yang, cello) - Symphony No. 9, Ludwig van Beethoven

Meet the Music Director

Maestro Ming Luke is a versatile conductor who has excited audiences in Merced and around the world with energy, creativity, and charisma not seen since Leonard Bernstein and a conducting style acclaimed as "vibrant," “mind-blowing,” and “spectacular.”

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