UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Saturday, July 9, 2022
BASO with Manitou Winds
4:00 & 7:00pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian ChurchPlatte Plains by J.T. McKinney
Beulah, MI

Join us for an evening with the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tom Riccobono, featuring Manitou Winds! We’ll perform Laura Hood’s toe-tapping quartet Happy Feet, a lush new arrangement of Jason McKinney’s The Old Ash Tree featuring the BASO Strings, plus the world premiere of Jason’s first-ever works for symphony orchestra: Platte Plains and Ransom Lake!

After a long wait (this program was originally scheduled for June 2020, but was cancelled due to the pandemic) we are especially excited to share this musical moment with you. Due to space limitations, there will be two performances (4:00 & 7:00). More details to come — stay tuned for updates!

The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which relies on donations and grants to serve the community. BASO’s suggested donations for admission are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Attendees 17 and under are always free.

COVID Safety Measures: The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra follows guidelines established by the local public health officials at the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department. Concert guests should be prepared to maintain social distance and wear face coverings if these precautions are recommended by the local health department on the date of performance. Updates on current COVID protocols will be provided.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Winter Songs & Carols
7:30pm
Grace Episcopal ChurchLeelanau State Park
Traverse City, MI

Our annual winter presentation brings together the entire ensemble with a wide variety of instruments in an eclectic program of traditional carols and original compositions. It’s an inspiring mix of music and spoken word to warm the heart and create a contemplative start to the season.

More than a concert filled with holiday-themed music, Winter Songs & Carols is your invitation to celebrate the entire season of winter in all its colors and moods. Please save the date and stay tuned for updates about our 2022 program — including special guests, new arrangements, premieres, and more!

Admission is free. Proceeds from your freewill offering will benefit Grace Episcopal’s Community Lunch program which provides a weekly free lunch for those in need in our community.

COVID Safety Measures: We will abide by all COVID protocols required by our venue. For the health and safety of our musicians and our entire community, please refer to this website or our Facebook Page for updates on current COVID safety mandates.

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