Exploring Flint Symphony’s 100th season

May 10, 2016

Next year marks the landmark 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s existence. Current State speaks with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about the highlights of the 2016-17 season.


This fall, the Flint Symphony Orchestra hits the century mark. To mark the occasion, the 2016-17 season will be a celebration of 100 years from the orchestra.

Maestro Enrique Diemecke has been leading the ensemble since 1988, and he recently talked with Current State’s Jamie Paisley. Maestro Diemecke is making a bit of a change later this season from conductor to another important role for an orchestra, that of a composer.

To begin this landmark 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, they’ll perform a lesser-known work by Edvard Grieg, "The Last Spring." It’s the very first work that the Flint Symphony Orchestra performed almost exactly a century ago.