Flint Symphony Orchestra
Enrique Diemecke, Music Director & Conductor
Antona Yost, Mezzo-Soprano
2023 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition Winner
Journey to Russia
Mikhail Glinka, Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
Modest Mussorgsky, “Detskaya” (The Nursery)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5, E minor, op. 64
Enjoy the stately drama of Russian music with powerhouse composers like Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and more. Glinka’s Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla is an energetic, boisterous show-opener reminiscent of Rossini’s great opera works. William C. Byrd Competition Winner Antono Yost will perform Mussorgsky’s song cycle Detskaya (The Nursery) detailing scenes from a childhood. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky’s dramatic and stunning Symphony No. 5, leaving listeners to ponder mankind’s struggle with destiny.
Mark & Pam LaVasseur
Drs. Venkat & Rama Rao
St. Cecilia Society
Inside the Music
Join us for an immersive journey Inside the Music! Delve deep into the works performed this evening as we welcome our esteemed guest speaker, Shayla Hottinger Powell, to share her unique insights and expertise. The Inside the Music talks will enrich your concert experience and bring a new level of appreciation to the beautiful performance on stage. Inside the Music talks are free and start at 6:30pm prior to the concert start.
Inside the Music • 6:30pm at Whiting Auditorium. Free with concert ticket.
Guest Speaker: Shayla Hottinger Powell,
Descant Choir Conductor
Title: From a Singer’s Perspective
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No photography or videography is allowed during this performance.
Walkers & Wheelchairs
Due to (firecode), wheelchairs and walkers are only allowed in the accessible seating area and cannot be parked in the aisles.
Accessible seating is available and tickets must be purchased by phone or in person at FIM Ticket Center. Please inform the Patron Services Representative of any special needs you or your guests may have while purchasing tickets. Accessible seating is available for the patron and one companion.
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No Re-entry. Once your ticket has been scanned, please plan to stay and enjoy the entire performance. Patrons will not be allowed to re-enter.
Smoke/vape free zone
Smoke-Free Zones. All FIM venues are smoke-free. Per Michigan Law, Public Act 188, smoking is not allowed inside a venue or within 20 feet from the entrance to the building. Violators will be asked to leave. Vape-Free Zones. Vaping is not allowed anywhere within the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.
Weapon free zone
Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. These devices are available from the FIM Whiting Auditorium lobby desk. A driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another form of security deposit is required.
Familiarization tours are offered to all patrons. Take a tour of the seating area and facilities before purchasing tickets. Guided tours for the visually impaired are available by appointment. Contact FIM Ticket Center to schedule your tour.
Disruptive patrons, regardless of age, will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.
Program Content Please note some performances may contain adult themes. Please check the event listing age recommendations prior to purchase or call FIM Ticket Center.
Childern & Families
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed in the theatre. Regardless of age, disruptive patrons will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.