2013-2014 SEASON

2013-2014 SEASON – Coming Home

A season of Classical Masterpieces, Symphony Favorites and New Beginnings!

Enjoy an evening of Mozart’s finest works in the beautiful Gary United Methodist Church in Wheaton. Then join Maestro Kirk Muspratt on New Year’s Eve and be one of the first to take part in the highly anticipated reopening of the MAC. Secure your seats and experience the energy and personable style of Maestro Muspratt and the award-winning New Philharmonic as they return home for the final two concerts of the season.

Nadia Azzi

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 pm
Nadia Azzi, pianist

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595, Bb Major
Mozart, Symphony No. 42, K. 551, C Major (Jupiter)
Gary Methodist Church, 224 N. Main Street, Wheaton

Located two miles from the MAC, the historic Gary United Methodist Church provides the perfect setting to experience the music of one of the world’s most gifted composers.

Featuring piano prodigy Nadia Azzi, who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 11, Mozart’s final piano concerto is one of music’s most perfect architectural structures with simplicity only Mozart could create. Mozart’s final work, Symphony No. 41 is an explosion of energy and excitement.

Maestro Muspratt delves into these last Mozart masterpieces with Kirk’s Klassical Bootkamp, exploring what this brilliant composer was trying to say before his untimely death.


Emily Birsan

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Emily Birsan, soprano

Viennese Pops with an International Twist
MAC Performance Hall, Glen Ellyn

The hottest ticket in town is back at the MAC and promises to be better than ever. Ring in 2014 and be the first to experience an evening of waltzes, polkas and traditional Viennese musical selections in the renovated McAninch Arts Center.

Special guest Emily Birsan of Lyric Opera’s Ryan Opera Center will delight audiences with favorites including Adele’s “Laughing Song” from Die Fledermaus. Complete with surprise encores and a champagne toast — it’s a NYE celebration you won’t want to miss. Special dinner packages available. Hurry — these tickets will go fast!


2014 New Phil Photo by Don Hood

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, op. 67, C Minor
Beethoven, Symphony No. 7, op. 92, A Major
MAC Performance Hall, Glen Ellyn

Hear the most recognized four notes in all of music, the fate motif from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in our newly renovated home at the MAC. This ground breaking work of its time moves from musical struggle to final victory, creating a powerful symphonic drama.

The program closes with Beethoven’s popular Seventh Symphony known for its wild energy and dance-like rhythms. Used in the Oscar-winning movie “The King’s Speech”, Beethoven’s Seventh is one of the most thrilling symphonies of all time.

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