Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022 Summer Pop Up Concert Series

Saint Joseph, Michigan - Join us this summer as The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra presents its free Pop Up! concert series around the community featuring members of the Symphony Orchestra and friends!

These concerts were started during the pandemic as a thank you to the community for its support of the SMSO. They are free to the public, however, if you are so moved, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help ensure the fiscal health of the SMSO.

The SMSO hopes the community will enjoy these rousing orchestral offerings.

The following is the schedule, with the artists and program, for the Pop Up Concerts:


Join us Thursdays in June at 4 pm

In the beautiful garden of the

Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market St., St. Joseph

Please bring a chair or blanket, and your own food and beverage, if desired.


June 2 – The Iridescent Zeal Quartet; this will be a powerhouse program of 18th and 19th century masters.

June 9 – Helen Lukan and Wendy Rose; program to be determined.

June 16 – Bennett Duo; performing a variety of classical, fiddle, Irish, jazz and popular show tunes.

June 23 – Quartet of Irina Kagan, Nick Orbovitch, Sean Diller and Sara Thomas; Shostakovich String Quartet plus a mix of light classical and pop.

June 30 – Aubergine Brass Quintet; program to be determined.



Join us Thursdays in August at 5:30 pm*

On the Green at the Krasl Art Center

707 Lake Bluff Blvd., St. Joseph

Bring a chair or blanket, and your own food & beverage, if desired.


August 4 – Richard Neckerman and Helen Lukan – includes music selections such as Hyfrydol Aspects, Sound of Silence, Tumpeter’s Lullaby and a piano solo.

August 11 – The Norwood Trio; “In the Garden” musical selections

August 18 – Brandon LePage and Rachel Miller; a dance-themed program

August 25 – Brook Bennett, Mark Portolese, Sara Churchill, and David Machavariani; Franz Shubert Cello Quintet in C major D. 956

*Note the time difference in the June and August programs.