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.


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

Subscriptions are now on sale!
Subscribe now to receive up to 20% off single ticket prices! Subscribers can also secure discounted tickets to Salt Creek Ballet’s The Nutcracker before the general public. Single tickets go on sale July 27.

Subscriber perks include:

  • Priority Seating
  • Free Ticket Exchanges
  • 10% discount at MAC Gift Shop
  • Two Complimentary Tickets to a COD Student Performance
  • MAC Chats with Music Experts and Maestro Muspratt
  • Free parking

Subscriptions available by contacting the Box Office:

Box Office
Tuesday –
Saturday: 12-6p
(630) 942-4000


Saturday, Sep. 23, 7:30p & Sunday, Sep. 24, 3p

Kirk Muspratt, Artistic Director & Conductor 17-year-old violinist Arias-Kim, winner of the 2023 Crain-Maling Foundation CSO Young Artists Competition, returns to join New Philharmonic for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, his only violin concerto. The program also features a performance of Beethoven’s high-spirited and rhythmic Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 recognized as…

Saturday, Nov. 4, 7:30p & Sunday, Nov. 5, 3p

Kirk Muspratt, Artistic Director & Conductor Rick Michel, vocalist Singer-impressionist Michel joins New Philharmonic musicians and a 17-piece big band on stage for this musical multi-media homage to Sinatra, perhaps the greatest singer of all time. Michel strives to touch on all aspects of Sinatra’s life by choosing the variety of music that best represents…

Saturday, Dec. 16, 1p & 5p | Sunday, Dec. 17, 1p & 5p

Kirk Muspratt, Artistic Director & Conductor The MAC welcomes back Salt Creek Ballet with a roster of guest artists to perform the holiday tradition: Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” This magical full-scale production features live accompaniment from New Philharmonic – a rare opportunity to see this magnificent ballet set to live music.  Subscriptions are now on sale…

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

Kirk Muspratt, Artistic Director & Conductor New Philharmonic and Maestro Muspratt, with guest baritone Ollarsaba, reflect back on 2023 and look ahead to 2024 with a celebratory program of waltzes, polkas, light classical and pops music, a champagne toast and more. The Washington Post lauds Ollarsaba as a “meltingly smooth bass-baritone;" and Opera News says,…

Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 21, 3p

Kirk Muspratt, Artistic Director & Conductor With a cinematic career spanning more than six decades and honors including 24 Grammy Awards, five Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards, Williams is regarded as one of the greatest American composers of his time. New Philharmonic’s newest John Williams concert features many of his most memorable movie themes…

Saturday, Apr. 13, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 14, 3p

Kirk Muspratt, Artistic Director & Conductor Wael Farouk, Piano Soloist Egyptian-born pianist Wael Farouk teams up with New Philharmonic again, this time for Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Brahms’ first-performed orchestral work, and his Piano Concerto No. 2, written 22 years later as a “symphony with piano.” New York Concerts calls Farouk, “Absolutely Masterful.....run –…