About New Philharmonic

New Philharmonic Orchestra - Maestro Kirk Muspratt

About New Philharmonic

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New Philharmonic Orchestra is the recipient of the 2017 Illinois Council of Orchestras’ Professional Orchestra of the Year Award!

 

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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.

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New Philharmonic at Lakeside

Friday, Jul. 19, 7:30p

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  • July 19, 2019
    7:30 pm

Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, the awarded symphony orchestra performs a highly entertaining mix of classical, Broadway pops, movie scores and more.

Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30p | Sunday, Sept. 29, 3p

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  • September 28, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • September 29, 2019
    3:00 pm

Regarded as Beethoven’s greatest work, “Ode to Joy” is a melody familiar to all. The orchestra is joined by four vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus.

Jens Lindemann

Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30p | Sunday, Nov. 3, 3p

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  • November 2, 2019
    7:30 pm
  • November 3, 2019
    3:00 pm

Jens Lindemann is an internationally recognized classical trumpet player who will grace the MAC stage with the show-stopping Arutunian “Trumpet Concerto,” along with Wagner’s “Rienzi Overture” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.”

The Nutcracker with New Philharmonic

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 & 7p | Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 & 5p

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  • December 14, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • December 14, 2019
    7:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    1:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    5:00 pm

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Salt Creek Ballet’s enchanting production is everything you hope for with stunning costumes and magical effects.

New Year’s Eve Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2p, 5:30p & 9p

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  • December 31, 2019
    2:00 pm
  • December 31, 2019
    5:30 pm
  • December 31, 2019
    9:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with New Philharmonic and Maestro Kirk Muspratt conducting waltzes, polkas, arias, light classical, movie music, and Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano sensation!

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár

Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30p, Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30p & Sunday, Jan. 26, 3p

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  • January 24, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • January 25, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • January 26, 2020
    3:00 pm

So many men, so little time. Hanna Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love.

A Salute to Frida

Saturday, Apr. 18, 7:30p & Sunday, Apr. 19, 3p

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  • April 18, 2020
    7:30 pm
  • April 19, 2020
    3:00 pm

So many men, so little time. Hanna Glawari has all the money to save the bankrupt country of Pontevedro and all the eligible bachelors in Paris, but what she really wants is her long-lost love.