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.


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

Reasons to Subscribe Today!

  • Subscriber Discount is 20%
  • Priority Seating
  • Free Ticket Exchanges
  • A free subscription to West Suburban Living
  • Only fully professional orchestra in the Western suburbs
  • Additional savings on other MAC events
  • Free Parking
  • Pre and Post show MAC Chats with music experts and Maestro Kirk Muspratt

How to renew your New Philharmonic Subscription

  • Phone: Call 630-942-4000
  • In-Person: Located in the MAC Lobby
  • Mail: mail in order form to MAC Box Office, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

New Subscriptions are available by contacting the box office directly. 

Box Office Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 12-6p
Phone: (630) 942-4000
Email: themac@cod.edu

Saturday, Sep. 24, 7:30p & Sunday, Sep. 25, 3p

Maestro Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor Guest Pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion Filipino-American Steinway piano artist, Victor Santiago Asuncion, hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” joins New Philharmonic for Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Perfectly paired with selections from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, brimming with lyrical melodies that capture the romance…

Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:30p & Sunday, Oct. 23, 3p

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor This haunting classical concert features legendary thriller Ride of the Valkyries and pieces from your favorite scary movies such as Witches of Eastwick and Young Frankenstein. Audience members are encouraged to dress up and join our costume contest, or come as you are and enjoy the bewitching music that…

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2 & 7p | Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 & 5p

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director With Tchaikovsky’s score performed live by New Philharmonic The McAninch Arts Center welcomes back Salt Creek Ballet to perform a 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. A sell-out every…

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

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor Ring in the New Year with New Philharmonic's style and celebration! Maestro Muspratt conducts pop, waltzes, arias and light classical favorites. The concert showcases the rich bass-baritone voice of Mischa Bouvier, as well as members of the unique, high-energy CoverGirls who have performed across America on their electric violins…

Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 22, 3p

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor Featuring Guest Violinist Esme Arias-Kim Award-winning, 16-year-old violinist Esme Arias-Kim performs Korngold’s virtuoso Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. Master film composer of Hollywood’s golden age Erich Korngold transformed his movie themes into one of the best-loved concertos of the 20th century. Finlandia, Jean Sibelius’ tone poem depicting…

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

Kirk Muspratt, Music Director & Conductor New Philharmonic brings Broadway to you with a live, symphonic orchestra right on-stage with your favorite musical South Pacific. The power house team of Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote Bali Ha’i, Some Enchanted Evening, Happy Talk, I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy and many more. South Pacific won ten Tony Awards…