Orchestra musicians performing on stage
Start: February 24, 2022 7:30 p.m.
End: February 24, 2022 9 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall


The Ball State Symphony Orchestra is an exciting all-student orchestra that performs music from all genres and time periods. The orchestra is led by Director of Orchestras Douglas Droste.

*This concert was originally scheduled as part of a joint orchestra and choirs performance on Sunday, February 27. The BSSO will now perform a standalone concert as indicated here on Thursday, February 24, and the choirs will perform a standalone concert on Saturday, February 26.



The concert will feature this year's undergraduate concerto competition winners Alyssa Santiváñez and David Kuo.

  • Frank Martin Ballade for flute, string orchestra, piano
    featuring Alyssa Santivanez, flute
  • Hilary Purrington as firmament to fin*
    *co-commission premiere
  • Paul Creston Concertino for Marimba
    featuring David Kuo, marimba
  • Manuel de Falla Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2


General Admission is $5.

One free student ticket (with ID) is available in advance at the College of Fine Arts Box Office, or $5 at the door.

Tickets are sold through the College of Fine Arts Box Office located at Sursa Hall. Purchase options:

  • Phone: 765-285-8749
  • In person: Monday through Friday from Noon to 5 p.m., or starting 1 hour before the performance at the performance venue
**Please note: As part of our commitment to sustainability, all College of Fine Arts tickets are paperless and are accessible via email confirmation. Your confirmation email contains your digital tickets which can be scanned at the door from your mobile device, or you can print your digital tickets at home to be scanned. There is no need to visit Will Call prior to the performance.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. Metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free.


This concert will be offered as a livestream - visit the Concert Livestream Page to watch live. Streaming begins approximately 15 minutes prior to scheduled concert start time.