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Celebrating our 23rd year in the Royal Oak area!

Upcoming Concert

Friday, December 15, 2017

@ 8:00 pm

Royal Oak Middle School  

Dondero Auditorium  

709 N. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067


Holiday Concert

John McLaughlin Williams,  Music Director & Conductor

Christmas Overture - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guaraldi arr. David Pugh

Concerto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo, Maurice Draughn, harp


The Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Jingle Bells Forever (based on melodies of Pierpont and Sousa) - James L. Pierpont

Ensemble Playing Wind Instruments

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra (ROSO) provides a quality cultural experience for Royal Oak and surrounding communities. Concert programs, presented by 60+ volunteer musicians, include classical masterworks as well as contemporary selections.  ROSO provides opportunities for music education and appreciation to people of all ages. 

 For the 2017-2018 season, concerts will be presented by John McLaughlin Williams.  Please check our calendar and plan to attend!

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Maurice Draughn - harp

Maurice Draughn is an experienced harpist and a versatile performer. He has appeared as soloist with several orchestras and in performance with celebrated performers and artists across various genres. Maurice is also an arranger and composer of music for the harp including pieces for harp and voice, harp and choir, flute and harp as well as harp and strings. His arrangements and transcriptions are self-published through DtM Publications.

He is currently a freelance harpist performing in orchestras throughout Southeastern Michigan and Western Ontario. Maurice performs regularly in solo and chamber recitals and as a studio harpist on several recording projects. He is a founding member of the Modern Harp Quartet and Second Avenue Harp Duo. In addition to teaching privately, Maurice is co-director of the Harp Instruction and Performance Program (H.I.P.P.) in Detroit.

Maurice began his harp studies at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, MI with Patricia Terry-Ross. He continued his studies with Mrs. Ross, earning a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Harp Performance and Teacher Certification in Vocal Music Education from Wayne State University. Maurice completed two summers of study with Lucile Lawrence at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He also earned a Master of Church Music with a concentration in Harp and Organ Performance from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he studied harp with Elaine Cook and Laura Byrne at the University of Louisville

Adults: $15 Each
$50 for our 4-ticket package

Students and Seniors (60+): $12 Each
or $40 for our 4-ticket package

Tickets may be used at any concert

Free Entry for 18 and under

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About Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra (ROSO)

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1995 under the leadership of Peter Tolias.  Conductors over the past 10 years have included: John Robertson, John Dovaras, and guest conductors. ROSO musicians are adults of all ages and professions who enjoy playing together and presenting concerts in the Royal Oak area.   

Our new music director & conductor, John McLaughlin Williams, has been selected for the 2017-18 ROSO season.

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Royal Oak, MI