Free concerts in Memorial Park at the Palmer Schau Platz (Band Shell) every Sunday evening at 7pm. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the music!
This week's performer... Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra!
The Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble that draws its members from throughout Michigan. In addition to its classical concerts, the Orchestra has produced a wide variety of chamber, pops, educational, and historical concerts, as well as opera, ballet, and modern dance.
Nearly 5,000 community performers -- over half of whom are children -- have shared the stage with the Orchestra in performances over the years. The SBSO has established a proud legacy of providing quality musicianship, innovative programming, and excellent educational experiences for the residents of the Great Lakes Bay Region.
The SBSO was created as a project of the Saginaw Department of Parks and Recreation in 1935 and has performed an annual concert series ever since. It was incorporated as a separate nonprofit corporation in 1953. At this time, it also became one of the 50 orchestras who were named charter members of the American Symphony Orchestra League.
Musicians are selected by stringent peer review/audition process by principal players and the Music Director.
The music selections for each season — chosen by the Music Director, in consultation with the musicians, the audience, and the Board of Directors — combine and contrast challenging signature orchestral works with the best contemporary compositions. World premieres by regional composers have been featured in most seasons.