Free Community Outreach Events


with Jerry Young

The Traverse Symphony Orchestra invites tuba and euphonium players of all ages to perform at Merry TubaChristmas Traverse City on December 10 at 2:00 pm in Kirkbride Hall at the Traverse City Commons. TubaChristmas is a creation of Harvey Phillips, one of America’s great tuba players.  This annual musical event is celebrated all over the world by tuba and euphonium enthusiasts.

December 2024 date TBD

TUBACHRISTMAS concerts are presented with permission from the Harvey Phillips Foundation, Inc.

As always, our Civic Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble concertsSuzuki recitals, and Encore Symphonic Winds concerts are free and open to the public.

This summer, the Symphony is excited to continue to deepen community outreach and provide more opportunities for engagement with a wider variety of audiences, as part of our mission “to be a professional orchestra serving northern Michigan, creating educational opportunities and community enrichment through excellence in symphonic and other musical experiences”. This page will be frequently updated as new events are added.

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“Masterworks in Miniature” – Family Events Series

In Collaboration with Traverse Area District Library

Held on weekends throughout the region, this new series will integrate storytelling with music and movement, aimed at children 5-12 and their families. Bring your own blanket and/or chairs.


Summer 2024 dates TBA!

Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market – Wednesdays

Collaboration with Interlochen Public Radio

Join us Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30, for an hour of live music and conversation, featuring TSO Musicians, hosted by Amanda Sewell and Interlochen Public Radio.

Summer 2024 dates TBA


Pop Up Concerts

Performed in unexpected spaces throughout the Grand Traverse Region, Pop Up Concerts are fun, free, and casual events designed to support our community and introduce TSO musicians to new audiences.

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