About New Phil

New Philharmonic Orchestra - Maestro Kirk Muspratt

About | Support | Musician and Company Profiles

About New Philharmonic

The New Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1977, when the College of DuPage boldly embarked on sponsoring resident professional arts organizations. Since its first concert in November 1977, when an orchestra of 24 carefully auditioned musicians performed for a capacity audience of 330 in the Building M open space on west campus, New Philharmonic has expanded and thrived. Now under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Kirk Muspratt, the orchestra numbers approximately 60 players, depending on the repertoire, and performs for audiences of 1,500 people per engagement in the beautiful McAninch Arts Center. Under Muspratt’s direction, the orchestra performs innovative renditions of classic and modern works. New Philharmonic is the only professional orchestra based in DuPage County, Illinois, and is grateful to call the MAC its home. The college provides substantial in-kind support. Funding comes from ticket sales, corporate and individual donations, grants, the Illinois Arts Council, DuPage Community Foundation, JCS Fund, College of DuPage Foundation, and from the college’s Student Activities Fund.

Follow us on:

facebook

New Philharmonic is grateful for season support from:

 

The Music of John Williams

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

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • October 24, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • October 25, 2020
    3:00 pm

American composer, John Williams has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history.

New Year’s Eve Concert

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2p, 5:30, 8:30p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • December 31, 2020
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2020
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2020
    8:30 pm

Ring in the New year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt!

An Intimate Night of Opera and Broadway

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

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January 23, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • January 24, 2021
    3:00 pm

Maestro Muspratt conducts New Philharmonic and four soloists performing his favorite music!

Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos

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

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • March 13, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • March 14, 2021
    3:00 pm

Expressive melodies intertwined with rich orchestral colors are the hallmark of Rachmaninoff’s first three piano concertos.

West Side Story in Concert

Saturday, Apr. 17, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 18, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 17, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • April 18, 2021
    3:00 pm

Leonard Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics capture this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

A Salute to Frida

Saturday, May 15, 7:30p & Sunday, May 16, 3p

Show Details


DATE:
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • May 15, 2021
    7:30 pm
  • May 16, 2021
    3:00 pm

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.