Young Artist Winners to Perform with Muncie Symphony on Saturday

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By: Jennifer Johnson—

Muncie, IN—Join the Muncie Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium for an engaging concert with selections chosen by our MSO audience. This “Audience Choice” concert will also feature the winners of the 2019 MSO Young Artist Competition.

 “This is probably our most eclectic concert of the season with all repertoire chosen by audience ballot. Our young artist winners will certainly impress,” said Artistic Director and Conductor, Douglas Droste.

Maya Kilburn, winner of the Steven Dingledine Senior Division, will perform two movements from the Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius. Ms. Kilburn is a junior at Yorktown High School. Ethan Murphy, winner of the Ladonna Dingledine Junior Division, will perform the first movement of Cello Concerto No. 1 in B minor, Op.5, by Karl Davidov. Mr. Murphy hails from Bloomington, IN. Libby Larsen’s Collage Boogie opens the first half. The MSO audience selected Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 to open the second half. Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 10 will provide an energetic finale for the concert.

Youth (K-12) tickets are just $5. BSU student tickets FREE w/ ID in advance or $10 on concert day. Other college student tickets, $10. Adult single tickets start at $25.For tickets, contact the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or visit

Complimentary refreshments will be offered after the concert in the George and Frances Ball Foundation lobby.

This concert is made possible by the generosity of our Presenting Concert Sponsor, Meridian Health Services, with concert support provided by the George and Frances Ball Foundation. Season partnership and support is provided by Indiana Public Radio, WIPB, Indiana Arts Commission, and Ball State University.


About the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1948 that strives to enrich quality of life in Muncie through live orchestral performances and education outreach. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO presents classical and pops concerts, chamber concerts, and free community engagement programs, to cultivate enduring community partnerships.