Marquette Symphony Orchestra prepares for first concert of the season this Saturday

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is having their final practices before their first concert of the season this weekend. The inaugural concert will take place at the Kaufman auditorium Saturday night starting at 7:30 pm.

The show, titled 'From Bach to the Future', will feature modern interpretations of Bach classics, with a few surprises. Including sections of jazz improv and an electric guitar. For the 2nd half of the concert, the orchestra will perform Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8.

This is the first show for the orchestra's new principal conductor, Octavio Mas-Arocas. He says the orchestra has been looking forward to performing for the community.

“We want to make sure the community understands that this is the Marquette symphony, which means this is your Marquette symphony. This is the orchestra of the community,” said Octavio Mas-Arocas, Principal Conductor of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra. “We really want to include everybody, we want to welcome everyone. This is a very fun group.”

Tickets are available in person at the Central Ticket Office in Northern Michigan University’s Berry Events Center, located at 400 West Fair Avenue or by phone at (906) 227-1032. Tickets can also be found online at

More information about the Marquette Symphony Orchestra can be found at

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