Marquette Symphony Orchestra


Mr. Mas-Arocas currently serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Mansfield Symphony in Ohio, as well as Director of Orchestras at Ithaca College, New York. Previously, he has served as the Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor of Conducting at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of music, Director of Orchestral Studies at Lawrence University, and principal conductor of the Green Bay Symphony.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

The last performance of the season for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra will be led by guest conductor Octavio Mas-Arocas, in a concert titled, "Fantastic Tales, Sumptuous Melodies."  It will feature works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Kodaly and Tchaikovsky.  Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Octavio about the concert and why the pieces chosen are so important to him.

The concert takes place Saturday, Apr 21 at 7:30pm ET.  Tickets are available at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet, and also at the door.

Dr. Alex Jimenez will be the conductor for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra's annual Youth Concerto concert.  He serves as Professor of Conducting and the Director of Orchestral Activities at the Florida State University, and was the conductor of the “Shall We Dance?” Pops concert last season.  The youth concerto winner, Rong Sui, will perform Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto #2.  Ms. Sui is a piano major at the University of Michigan.  We spoke with Alex regarding the upcoming concert titled, "The Language of Love."

Kurt Hauswirth sat down with Concertmaster Janis Peterson, and Business Manager Tristan Luoma, of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, to discuss the "Sounds of Suomi: A World Premiere" concert, happening November 11th at the Kaufman Auditorium.  A world premiere trumpet concerto will be one of the offerings, and you can hear all about the concert here:

More information and ticket information can be found at

Kurt Hauswirth sat down with Russell Vinick, guest conductor for the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, and discussed the upcoming Pops Concert: As American as Baseball and Apple Pie.  They discussed what will be on the program, as well as talked a bit about Russell's Chicago connections and what he's seen in the Upper Peninsula thus far.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra 20th Anniversary Concert

Apr 28, 2017

Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Concertmaster Janis Peterson and Conductor Dr. Jacob Chi regarding the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, the repertoire, and what is coming up next for the MSO.

Maestro Jacob Chi and Symphony business manager/bassoonist Alex Flannery talk about Saturday's concert, "Romantic Impressions" and the group's 20th anniversary. 

Nicole Walton sits down with MSO guest conductor Janis Peterson and composer Griffin Candey to talk about the world premiere performance of Candey's work, Bagidaabii-Neyaashi, on December 17 in Marquette.

Hans Ahlstrom previews this weekend's concert by the Marquette Symphony Orchestra with special guests guest-conductor Dr Alexander Jimenez and MSO Board President Marlene Woo-Lun

The concert is Saturday evening at 7:30 at Kaufman Auditorium. 

For more information, visit the MSO website

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra opens its 20th anniversary season with a concert of Russian orchestral works. Principal Conductor Jacob Chi spoke with Hans Ahlstrom about the selectionf ro the concert, including the Glazunov Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Wei Wei Le. 

The concert begins at 7:30pm Saturday, September 17 at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.