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Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor

If you haven’t yet experienced the MAC’s own professional orchestra conducted by renowned Maestro Kirk Muspratt, you don’t know what you’ve been missing! Proud to call the College of DuPage home for four decades, the New Philharmonic combines extraordinary talent with moving musical pieces that ignite the stage and leave audiences raving.

Throughout the season, you’ll find a diverse selection of orchestral programming from custom musical scores to timeless classics, Broadway favorites to ballets and operas, and solo performances to grand-scale events.

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New Philharmonic is the winner of the 2020 Illinois Council of Orchestra’s Programming of the Year Award.

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  • Only fully-professional orchestra in the Western suburbs
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Saturday, Nov. 13, 7:30p & Sunday, Nov. 14, 3p

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt Audience favorite, David Taylor, Assistant Principal Violin for the CSO, returns to the MAC stage to perform one of the most technically challenging pieces of the violin repertoire, Sarasate's challenging Fantasy on Bizet's opera Carmen. Our music continues with one of the most popular of all symphonies, the New World, composed in 1893…

Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 & 7p | Sunday, Dec. 19, 1 & 5p

with New Philharmonic The MAC is thrilled to bring you a gorgeous production of The Nutcracker. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Salt Creek Ballet’s enchanting production is everything you hope for with stunning costumes and magical effects. With a jaw-dropping Christmas tree that grows nearly 60 feet tall, 125 exquisite costumes, internationally recognized guest soloists and live music by…

Friday, Dec. 31, 1:30, 5, & 8:30p

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt Viennese classics, music favorites, champagne and more! SPECIAL GOLD CIRCLE TABLE SEATING: $77 Includes a glass of bubbly, premium seats, & party favors. Ring in the New Year with New Philharmonic as we welcome back baritone Ted Allen Pickel, who sang the title role from our production of The Mikado on our…

Saturday, Jan. 15, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 16, 3p

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt Sometimes all you need is music... because the music makes the movie! Maestro Muspratt will conduct your favorites from award-winning films: Gone with the Wind, Band of Brothers, Beauty and the Beast, Midway, Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Seahawk, and much more! Renew Your Subscription Today! Call Box Office: (630) 942-4000 Email Box…

Saturday, Apr. 9, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 10, 3p

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt Leonard Bernstein's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics capture this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that won two Tony Awards and ten Oscars on the stage and screen. New Philharmonic orchestra and four soloists sing all of your favorites including: Jet Song; Something's Coming; Maria; Tonight; America; Cool; One Hand,…