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2020-2021 Season

New Philharmonic

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.

Premiering April 17, 7:30p

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt with Guest Pianist Wael Farouk A once-in-a-lifetime, ground-breaking concert, features international pianist Wael Farouk and New Philharmonic orchestra with Maestro Kirk Muspratt performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto 1 in F-sharp minor, Concerto 2 in C minor AND Concerto 3 in D-minor. These three pieces are so challenging that they have never been performed in one concert before by…

Premiering May 15, 7:30p

Jesse Donner: Tenor Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2021. Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt, the orchestra features the rhythm and sounds of Mexican-born composers Agustin Lara, Arturo Márquez,…