June 22, 2011

Enjoy a leisurely walk in summer gardens

Sunday the 26th of June is the Muncie Symphony League 

Garden Tour and Old Car Show

Visit four fabulous Muncie, Indiana gardens at your leisure. 
Tea and refreshments will be served at the Bach Garden at the Wilson Residence.

Begin the tour at any of the four gardens.  
Tickets are $10  Free admission for children 12 and under.

                     Garden A                                                                         Garden D
                The Bach Garden                                                    The Vivaldi Garden
                  Wilson Residence                                                                 Painter Residence
            1408 N. Regency Parkway                                                        4401 W. Petty Road
               Tea and Refreshments

Garden B
The Mahler Garden
Bonneau Residence
8401 W. Thorn Tree Road

Garden C
The Britten Garden
Ronnau Residence
3414 N. Lanewood Drive

Questions?  call 765-285-5531  or e-mail jcowling@bsu.edu

June 20, 2011

Spend a beautiful afternoon in a lovely Garden!

Doesn't that sound wonderful?

You can do just that on Sunday, June 26 - spend a few hours at one of the Muncie Symphony League Garden Tour Homes.  You can greet visitors and take their tickets while you're enjoying some of Muncie's most beautiful gardens.  Two shifts available:  12:45 to 2:30 and 2:30 to 4:00pm.

Drop me a quick email at emcdonald@bsu.edu 
or call the office at 765-285-5531
and I'll reserve your spot.

Thanks so much!

June 11, 2011

Festival on the Green Today

The Festival is ON 

The weather forecast looks very promising for 
Festival on the Green today.  
We are heading out to get started on setting up the 
Green for a fun afternoon on the Arts Terrace.

Come and enjoy the Art Activities, Artist Booths, 
Music, Wine Raffle and Giveaways.

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Superconductor. 
The contest ends with the winner conducting 
his or her choice of music at the end of the MSO concert. 
Celebrate with the winner and support the MSO!

There is plenty of green space for an intimate picnic for two or a big family and friends gathering around blankets and lawn chairs.

See you soon, and stop by the 
Muncie Symphony League table to say 

June 9, 2011

Festival on the Green Photo Contest

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring a Festival on the Green Photo Contest! Send us your favorite festival picture and YOU could win a prize.

You and your family enjoying a picnic
at Festival on the Green!

Playing your favorite instrument at the petting zoo!


Shopping the various arts and crafts tables!

The pictures can be ANY candid shots you take at the festival!

Along with your favorite picture, please send your:

Email Address
Mailing Address
Phone Number

to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra. (munciesymphonyorchestra@gmail.com)

The pictures will be posted anonymously, but we need your contact information in case you are the winner!

Contest photos will be accepted through Sunday June 19th. Please submit only one picture per person.

The voting will begin Monday June 20th in the form of an online survey, and run until June 26th. We will post the link to our Facebook page and the MSO blog so you can vote for your favorite picture.

On Monday June 27th we will announce the winner!

The winner of the Festival on the Green Photo Contest will receive a pair of tickets to the classical concert of their choice!  

June 8, 2011

Artistic Attractions at Festival on the Green

Many local artisans will be selling their artwork at Festival on the Green this Saturday June 11th. Here is a sneak peek of what you will be able to view and purchase!

will feature fused glass jewelry,
 mosaics, and birdhouses. 

Jewelry from:                                                                    
Jewelry Designed by JC
Noel Keith
Greenmantle Arts and Crafts
Pocketful of Rosies

Paint your own piece of pottery at The Artist Within table!

Purchase beautiful illustrations, watercolors, 
and photographs of nature from Tamarack Studio

Other featured Artisans include:
Chicqiela's Studio Arts - assorted 2D and 3D artwork
Nancy's Art Gallery - drawings, paintings, and jewelry
Beyond I Can - handcrafted items
Jordan Johnson - photography 

Be sure to come early to get a good seat! The Orchestra takes the stage at 7pm!

Festival on the Green is Saturday

The correct MSO phone number is 285-5531


June 2, 2011

Festival on the Green

June 11- Ball State University Arts Terrace - FREE
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Copyright © 2011 Ball State University
A couple of years ago, Symphony on the Green was kicked up a notch or two and became an outdoor summer afternoon festival. (Early June is not actually summer, but anytime after Memorial Day qualifies in my book.) Now called Festival on the Green, this popular event has something for everyone!

Come enjoy the many activities the festival has to offer!

Kids can touch and play real musical instruments at
the instrument petting zoo.

Make your own drum and tambourine with the
Children's Museum!

Come build something at Minnetrista's arts and crafts table.

View and buy art work of local artisans.

Are you an artist? Reserve your own free artisan table for Festival on the Green. Just email Bob Hartley.

View the Antique Car display!

Superconductor Contest! 
Vote for your favorite conductor at the festival and help raise money for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra.The winning conductor will get to conduct the symphony at the festival! 
Click here to cast your vote/donation for your favorite Superconductor online. 
$1 = 1 vote so every dollar counts! 
(Left to right: Brent Webster, Dani Wasson, Dale Basham)

The winning conductor will get to conduct the symphony at the festival.

The stage opens at 5:00pm for short vignettes featuring dancing, music, 
and drama by Muncie arts organizations.
Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concert
The Muncie Symphony Orchestra will take the stage at 7:00 p.m with Camille Saint-Saens' The Carnival of the Animals. The Carnival of the Animals was a huge hit with the young audience last month and is listening fun for everyone. (Look here to read the poems and hear the music.) This is everyone's chance to see animals, listen to poetry and hear music inspired by each animal.  Here is a sneak peak of the Young Peoples Concert.

Book a Buffet Dinner or a Family & Friend picnic table!

VIP Tables include a picnic dinner buffet with beverage - $20/person

Family and Friend Tables include 8 chairs - $20

Non-profit groups Family and Friend Tables include 8 chairs - $10

Call 765-285-5531 or email and reserve your seat at the picnic by JUNE 7th.
You may also reserve by mail. Please send a check payable to Muncie Symphony League, your name, address, phone and email. Be sure to indicate the # of VIP picnics or Family and Friends tables you are reserving.
                     Muncie Symphony League
                     c/o Ball State University
                     2000 W. University Avenue
                     Muncie, In 47304

Don't miss out on the greatest summer festival around! 
See you on June 11th!