View Events

Loading Events

← Back to Events

The Grand Opera House

+ Google Map
651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
(478)301-5470

Mercer University Orchestra: Ward Stare, Conductor

2.18.20 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Mercer University Orchestra will be playing works by Mason Bates and Bizet.

View Event

Race & the Legal Profession: Let’s Chat

9.25.20 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

We are excited to officially announce the first installment of Race & the Legal Profession: Let's Chat, an open forum centered around the book, "Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria" by Dr. Beverly Tatum. Keynote speaker, Angela Rye, attorney, political commentator, and CEO, will be joining us to share her experiences and Dr. Ansley Booker, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Mercer University will lead a moderated discussion to follow. We invite all law students,…

View Event

Fabian Concert #1: James Ehnes, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Edward Arron, & Andrew Armstrong

9.29.20 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

The opening Fabian Concert of the 20-21 season will be an inspiring, celebratory evening, as we gather together to safely hear live music again-- for many, the first time in six months! The program includes the soulful and dramatic piano quartet of Korngold, (the Austrian born composer who moved to Hollywood and wrote for movie soundtracks), a little known piano quartet by Finnish composer Sibelius and the popular and lovely Bagatelles by the Czech composer Dvorak. Recent Grammy winner and…

View Event

Fabian Concert #2: Orion Weiss, Itamar Zorman, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Leo Singer, and Daniel Tosky

10.20.20 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

This concert introduces a new artist to the stage, violinist Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition. Extraordinary guest pianist Orion Weiss, along with violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, cellist Leo Singer, bassist Daniel Tosky and young artists of the McDuffie Center, will join together to play the works of Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Jessie Montgomery, Shostakovich, and Bottesini. It will be a wonderfully diverse musical evening. Adjusting to the new normal of 2020, the Fabian Concert Series will continue…

View Event

Percussion Ensemble Concert

11.5.20 | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Ready for a fantastic night of music on November 5th with the Mercer University Percussion Ensemble and BEAR Steel, Mercer's own Steel Drum Band?  We'll be playing music written over the last 40 years to show the diversity of the percussion world.  We guarantee a great time, so come out to Macon's Grand Opera House and share the evening with us!!! Performance can be viewed on our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/musicatmercer/.

View Event

Fabian Concert #3: Anne Marie McDermott, Amy Schwartz Moretti, Lawrence Dutton, and Paul Watkins

11.17.20 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Two members of the multi-Grammy award winning Emerson Quartet, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist Paul Watkins, will be on stage to join dazzling pianist Anne Marie McDermott and violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti. Adjusting to the new normal of 2020, the Fabian Concert Series will continue to bring great chamber music, collaboration, education,and outreach to Mercer and Macon. This year, we will explore the diversity and expressiveness of music with some of the world's greatest musicians and bring healing and thoughtfulness…

View Event

Fabian Concert #5: Chamber Music Greats

2.9.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

We are featuring an evening of fabulous music by the great composers. Musicians performing include Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano; and McDuffie Center Young Artists. The Fabian Concert Series continues bringing great chamber music, collaboration, education, and outreach to Mercer and Macon. Over the course of this year, we are exploring the diversity and expressiveness of music with some of the world’s greatest musicians, channeling healing and thoughtfulness during this unprecedented time. Our 13th Anniversary…

View Event

Fabian Concert #6: From Samoa to Sinatra

3.2.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

FROM SAMOA TO SINATRA is Grammy award winner, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Matt Catingub’s tribute to his mother, jazz singer Mavis Rivers, and her years on Frank Sinatra’s Reprise record label, currently being heard on SiriusXM radio. Matt will be performing music specially written for the completion of this recording here in Macon, featuring Kevin Axt, bass; Steve Moretti, drums; violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; and the McDuffie Center Strings Ensemble. The Fabian Concert Series continues bringing great chamber music, collaboration,…

View Event

Mercer University Orchestra

3.16.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Program: Diamond Rounds of String Orchestra Walker ‘Lyric’ for Strings Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 7 in D minor

View Event

Fabian Concert #7: Season Finale

4.13.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

We are closing out the season with a powerful night of music. Featured musicians are Joyce Yang, piano; Ara Gregorian, violin and viola; Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello; and McDuffie Center Young Artists. The Fabian Concert Series continues bringing great chamber music, collaboration, education, and outreach to Mercer and Macon. Over the course of this year, we are exploring the diversity and expressiveness of music with some of the world’s greatest musicians, channeling healing and thoughtfulness during this…

View Event

Mercer University Opera Presents “The Last Sorcerer”

4.17.21 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

The Last Sorcerer  is an operetta from 1867 composed by opera star and composer Pauline Viardot, recently rediscovered and made available for performance. Deep in the forest, fairies play tricks on the old sorcerer in his decaying palace in an effort to dislodge him from their woodland home. The opera incorporates magic, love, and comedy in a story with elements that hark back to Shakespeare’s comedies and familiar fairy tales.   The music is brilliant and lovely, the characters and plot are…

View Event

Mercer University Opera Presents “The Last Sorcerer”

4.18.21 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

The Last Sorcerer  is an operetta from 1867 composed by opera star and composer Pauline Viardot, recently rediscovered and made available for performance. Deep in the forest, fairies play tricks on the old sorcerer in his decaying palace in an effort to dislodge him from their woodland home. The opera incorporates magic, love, and comedy in a story with elements that hark back to Shakespeare’s comedies and familiar fairy tales.   The music is brilliant and lovely, the characters and plot are…

View Event

Mercer University Orchestra

4.27.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Program: Higdon ‘String’ Concerto comp winner To Be Determined Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht

View Event

A GRAND night for Percussion

4.30.21 | 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

An evening of music specifically written for instruments that are within the percussion family. Performance can be viewed on our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/musicatmercer/

View Event

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra

10.4.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Ward Stare, conductor The newly formed Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra begins its inaugural season with a blockbuster concert featuring the Prokofiev, Symphony No. 1 (Classical Symphony), Beethoven Symphony No. 7, and Otis Redding Foundation students and campers. Prokofiev's work premiered in 1918 and has become one of his most popular compositions. In composing the Classical Symphony, Prokofiev sought to draw inspiration from Joseph Haydn and other classical composers. Of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, it has been written that "this symphony is…

View Event

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra

11.22.21 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Ward Stare, conductor The second concert of the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra opens with the powerful and dramatic tone poem Egmont Overture by Beethoven. This work remains one of his most performed orchestral pieces and is correlated to the story of Count Egmont by the great German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Concluding the concert will be the immensely popular Italian Symphony of Felix Mendelssohn. This work is considered by many to be the epitome of Mendelssohn's compositional genius. Also appearing on tonight's concert will be…

View Event

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra

2.14.22 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Ward Stare, conductor The Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra invites you to spend a love-filled evening of music on Valentine's Day. The special Valentine concert will open with Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Overture to Romeo and Juliet and will conclude with his Symphony No. 4, considered by the composer to be his greatest compositional work. We are also pleased to have rising star double bassist/composer Xavier Foley join with the orchestra for a performance of his For Justice and Peace co-commissioned by Carnegie…

View Event

Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra

4.25.22 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street
Macon, 31201
+ Google Map

Ward Stare, conductor The season concludes with the winner of the Townsend School of Music Concerto competition, along with Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and Macon hip-hop artist, Bob Lennon. Written just after losing his hearing, Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 was composed during one of the most depressed times of his life, but Beethoven shows little sign of his obvious despair and end with an explosive finale. Maconite Bob Lennon also takes to the stage in this final concert of the…

View Event