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Flint Symphony Orchestra

2008 - 2009 FSO Season


2008- 2009 Classical Concert Season presented by the Flint Institute of Music

We’ve included some helpful reminders of Flint Symphony Orchestra Classical Concert dates and times. Just peel the dots off and stick them on your calendar or in your date book. We’ll see you at the symphony!

Enrique Diemecke, Music Director and Conductor

1 FIM Season AUGUST 2008



25 Fore the Arts Golf Outing, 1 PM, Flint Golf Club SEPTEMBER 2008 20 Gospel Music Conference, 10 AM, FIM

OCTOBER 2008 3 4 4 18

Lunch and book signing, 12 PM WITH MAESTRO DIEMECKE, FIM Anderson Room FSO Classical Concert, 6 PM, The Whiting MAESTRO DIEMECKE’S 20th Anniversary Gala, 8 PM, FIM Nosforatu Silent Movie with Theatre Organ, 7 PM, FIM MacArthur Recital Hall 24-26 Tapology Tap Dance Conference, FIM 26 Tapology Concert, 6 PM, THE WHITING

NOVEMBER 2008 8 8 8 14 15

FSO Pre-concert dinner, 5:30 PM, Flint Golf Club FSO Classical Concert, 8 PM, The Whiting FSO Concert Afterglow, 10 PM, The Whiting FIM Wine Dinner, 6 PM, FIM Anderson Room Nutcracker/Holiday Pops Sneak Peek, 1 PM, FIM

DECEMBER 2008 2 6 7 12

Holiday Walk, 5 PM, Cultural Center Campus Nutcracker, 3 PM & 8 PM, The Whiting Nutcracker, 3 PM, The Whiting Flint Jubilee Chorale and Gospel Chorus Concert, 7 PM, FIM MacArthur Recital Hall 20 Holiday Pops, 7 PM, The Whiting 21 Holiday Pops, 3 PM, The Whiting

JANUARY 2009 15 Diemecke & Mahler Night, 7 PM, Fandangles’ 17 FSO Classical Concert, 8 PM, The Whiting

Programs and dates subject to change.


Program Notes Get your program notes in advance! Download them any time from our web site or receive them in the mail in advance of every concert. Contact Cathy Prevett at 810.237.3122 or today to get on our program notes mailing list!

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90 Years of Music

Enjoy a piece of orchestra history with


This beautifully written and produced book explores the orchestra’s rich 90-plus year history.

Hardcover - $39 Special edition - $150 Contact us at 810.237.3122 or cprevett@ to purchase your copy. Have your book signed by FSO Conductor Enrique Diemecke and the author at a special

Brown Bag Lunch and Book Signing Friday, October 3, 2008 at noon in the Anderson Room at the FIM No reservations required

Written by Helen S. Bas, Bas Publications LLC

Student Activities

For more information about club FSO, The Pit and Student Swap, contact Cathy Prevett at 810.237.3122 or

2 FIM Season FEBRUARY 2009



6 FSPA Seeing Stars! Benefit, 6 PM, FIM 12-14 African American Heritage Performance, 7:30 PM, FIM MacArthur Recital Hall 13 Black Classical Music Family Festival Open House, 4 PM, FIM 13 Black Classical Music Family Festival Dinner, 6 PM, FIM 13 African American Heritage Performance, 7:30 PM, location TBA 21 Black Classical Music Family Festival Champagne Reception 6 PM, FIM 21 FSO Classical Concert, 8 PM, The Whiting

MARCH 2009

6 7 21 21 21

Flint Festival Chorus, 7:30 PM, First Presbyterian Church Byrd Competition, 7:30 PM, MacArthur Recital Hall FSO PreConcert Dinner, 5:30 PM, Warwick Hills FSO Classical Concert, 8 PM, The Whiting FSO 09-10 Season Preview, 10:30 PM, FIM Atrium

APRIL 2009 3

19 23 25 25 26

Peter & the Wolf with Flint Youth Ballet and Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, 7 PM, The Whiting Flint Youth Symphony Concert, 3:00 PM, The Whiting Evening with Enrique, 7 PM, FIM FSO PreConcert Dinner, 5:30 PM, Warwick Hills FSO Classical Concert, 8 PM, The Whiting FSPA Showcase Concert, 3 PM, The Whiting

MAY 2009

8 9 10 15

US/French Chamber Orchestra Concert, 7 PM, The Whiting Festival of Dance, 7 PM, U of M-Flint Theatre Festival of Dance, 3 PM, U of M-Flint Theatre FIM Auction, 5:30 PM, Genesys Conference & Banquet Center

Programs and dates subject to change.

3 PreConcert


Start your evening with our free PreConcert Talk held in The Whiting one hour before every FSO Classical Concert. Learn more about the music and gain fascinating insights about the composers from our engaging and knowledgeable speakers.



October 4, 2008 • (5:00-5:30


BRAD T. FOLGLEMAN Chair Flint Institute of Music Board of Trustees; Senior Vice President- Private Banking - Citizens Bank

November 8, 2008 PETER SOAVE Bandoneón soloist

January 17, 2009

DR. MARY WAGNER Assistant Professor of Music, UM-Flint School of Music

February 21, 2009

ALEXIS TURKALO Flint Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Cello and Librarian

March 21, 2009

KEITH DWYER Flint Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet

April 25, 2009

GREGG POWELL Flint Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass and Personnel Manager

8 Flint Festival

Chorus Concert

with members of the Flint Symphony Orchestra Fri. March 6, 2009, 7:30 pm First Presbyterian Church

J.S. Bach, St. John Passion With this powerful work depicting Christ’s arrest, sentencing and death, Bach brought new levels of humanity and feeling to the church music he had been hired to compose. Experience the explosive force and human depth of this dramatic choral work that continues to move listeners after more than 250 years.

Tickets $15 Tickets available at the door or in advance at 810.237.3122 or


Add sparkle and magic to the season with these two FIM holiday favorites. Contact us today to get the best seats in the house!


Sat. December 6, 2008 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sun. December 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm Sponsored by the Stella and Frederick S. Loeb Charitable Trust Karen Mills Jennings, artistic director with the Flint Symphony Orchestra David Mairs, guest conductor

Tickets $7 - $29

Flint Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Pops

Presented by ABC12 and The Flint Journal

Sat. December 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm (first hour broadcast live by ABC12)

Sun. December 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm Enrique Diemecke, conductor Hosted by ABC12’s Bill Harris and Angie Hendershot Tickets $5 - $29

810.237.7333 or

4 Pre-Concert


Join us for these special dinners and a message from Maestro Diemecke prior to the following FSO classical concerts. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss! Flint Golf Club

Sat. November 8, 2008, 5:30 - 7:30 PM Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

Sat. March 21, 2009 and Sat. April 25, 2009 both 5:30 - 7:30 PM


Make your great evening with the FSO last a little longer at a special gathering for season ticket holders and friends. Enjoy a special appearance by Maestro Diemecke, celebrating 20 years with the FSO. At The Whiting following the concert

Sat. November 8th $15 per person Limited to the first 100 to respond

For reservations to any of these events contact Cathy Prevett at 810.237.3122 or




20 Years with Maestro Diemecke

The Flint Institute of Music cordially invites you to

Maestro Diemeck ’s 20th Anniversary Gala Saturday, October 4, 2008

Open the FSO season and celebrate Maestro Diemecke’s 20 fabulous years at the podium of the FSO in grand style.

6:00 pm – FSO Concert at The Whiting (tickets not included with Gala) 8:30 – 9:30 pm – Heavy hors d’oeuvres with champagne and cash bar in the FIM Anderson Room and Courtyard 9:00 pm – Enrique makes his red-carpet arrival at FIM 9:30 pm – Light dinner and cash bar

Diemecke and Mahler Night

Join us for an intimate evening as Maestro Diemecke reminisces on his 20 years performing Mahler with the FSO. You’ll be moved by his passion and in-depth knowledge about the music and life of Gustav Mahler. This very special evening includes a sumptuous wine dinner.

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:00 pm

Fandangles’, G-6429 W. Pierson Rd. in Flushing $110 per person (limited seating) RSVP by January 9, 2009 to Tina North at 810.238.2030 or

Evening with Enrique

$150 per person

This annual visit with Maestro Diemecke takes a special stroll down memory lane with special host ABC12’s Bill Harris

Sponsorships and corporate tables available

Thursday, April 23, 2009, 7:00 pm

RSVP to Tina North at 810.238.2030 or

MacArthur Recital Hall at the FIM Reception to follow in the Anderson Room

$15 for FSO season ticket holders or FIM members $20 for non-season ticket holders RSVP by April 17, 2009 to Cathy Prevett at 810.237.3122 or An Evening Sponsored by

FSO Passport Brochure  

The FSO Passport contained information about all symphony-related programs taking place during the 2008-09 season. It was distributed to all...