Bringing Orchestral music to grant county since 1969.




The mission of the MPO is to enrich the culture of the community through music performance and education, fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of music.


The vision of the MPO is to be a premier orchestra, providing musical, cultural, and creative art experiences for the community.


Maestro Matthew Kraemer

We are thrilled to welcome Matthew Kraemer to the MPO as our new Artistic Director.

From his bio: "Recognized for his “musical sensitivity” and “energized sense of interpretation”, Matthew Kraemer is quickly making his mark among young American conductors for his inspired performances and versatility."

In addition to his new appointment with the MPO, Matthew will continue to serve as the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, a position he has held since his appointment in July 2015.

To learn more about the Maestro visit his website:

The MPO Alexander Platt Music Scholarship

The Alexander Platt Music Scholarship provides funds for a Grant County high school senior who plans to major in music and attend any Indiana school of higher learning. The fund was set up to honor former Maestro Alexander Platt for his 21 years of service to the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and to promote music education and appreciation in Grant County.

2018 Recipient
Mr. Corwin Daniels, the 2018 recipient, graduated from Mississinewa High School and is attending IPFW to study orchestral music.

2016 Recipient
Matthew Schmidt, Oak Hill High School.

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Ticket Prices


All season ticket holders enjoy these amenities: 

  • 50% off regular ticket price for “Wonderland in Paris” featuring the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra

  • Receive one (1) guest "flex" ticket to be used at any one main-season concert

  • Invitation to “Mingle with the MPO” with members of the MPO Board, the Conductor, and musicians

  • Preferred seating available upon request

Packages & Series

Family Fun Package: $95.00
Two (2) Adult Tickets and up to 4 tickets for family children of any age to all concerts.

Date Night Package: $100.00
Two (2) sets of season tickets including a discount at a local restaurant with presentation of ticket.

Classical Series Package: $110.00
Two (2) sets of season tickets including dinner discount and hotel discount with presentation of ticket.


Syncopate is a young professionals network committed to cultivating a new generation of friends of the MPO. Members of Syncopate will enjoy special events and discounts in addition to those listed above for all season ticket holders.

LaRita Boren Children’s Concert

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 10:00 AM
WHERE: Chapel Auditorium at Indiana Wesleyan University

N.B. This event is a free, non-ticketed event open to the general public.

Opening Night
American Masters

WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 3:00 PM
WHERE: Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School

Annual Concerto Competition

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9:00 AM
WHERE: Butz-Carruth Recital Hall at Taylor University

WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2019, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Rediger Auditorium at Taylor University

Winter Concert
MLK Tribute

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 6:00 PM
WHERE: Roseburg Event Center

Annual Fundraiser
Wonderland in Paris

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30 PM
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, Marion

Chamber Concert
Evening of Serenades

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P.O. Box 272
Marion, Indiana

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