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Symphony Orchestra Guild Newsletters
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MASTERWORKS II featuring guest conductor Richard Haglund, and an in depth look at how the Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur brought music into the schools in the Decatur, IL community. Highlights of our upcoming Holiday Gala.
MASTERWORKS I featuring Guest Soprano Indra Thomas and a behind the scenes look at the MDSO by Mackenzie Mann, MDSO music librarian.
MASTERWORKS IV featuring soloist Pei-I Wang and and in depth look at the return of live performances by Millikin faculty and students in the Decatur Public Schools.
Masterworks III featuring the Milikin’s 2022/2023 Concerto/Aria Competition Winners – Victor Lawton, David Gartner and Risako Hida.
MASTERWORKS II featuring guest artists Flutist Amanda Pond and Harpist Julie Kay Jamieson. SOGD student private lesson scholarship winners are named.
MASTERWORKS I featuring works by three time Grammy Award nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila. Meet the new SOGD Board President, Jan Mandernach and more.
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Symphony Orchestra Guild Announcements
Videos and articles to keep our patrons in-the-know.
Symphony Orchestra Guild of Decatur hosted the 2022 Holiday Gala on December 2, 2022. Guests enjoyed a Silent Auction, Live Auction, Fine Dinner and Lovely Music by Terry Brennan and Friends at the Country Club of Decatur. Take a glance through some of the highlights...
We’re all looking forward to dozens of incredible auction items, from tickets to see Velocity Irish Dance to cooking classes for four adults courtesy of Murphy & Company.
Dr. William McClain, Conductor, shares what to expect in the 2021-2022 season of Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra. MDSO is BACK!
Meet Cecilia Antonelle, Millikin University Concerto/Aria Competition Winner Cece with Dr. William McClain, Beth Mason Creighton and Laura Ledford LL: Hi Cece CA: Hello BMC: Welcome back. Alright Cece, before we jump into the program, will you just tell us maybe where...
Meet Adrian Sanchez Rodriguez, Millikin University student and winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition. Adrian will perform Mozart's Violin Concerto in A Major with the MDSO on March 6th at MASTERWORKS IV. Dr. William McClain: That was wonderful, and really a terrific...
Meet Dr. William McClain, conductor of the Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra.