Mill Valley Philharmonic founder and artistic director Laurie Cohen revealed in April that she plans to retire in May 2018, at the end of the organization’s 18th concert season. With the unveiling of MVP’s lineup of performances for the 2017-18 season, Cohen’s making it clear that the award-winning, full-size symphonic orchestra of 60 musicians plans to send her off with a bang. Here are the details:

Fall 2017: There is a Season

Alberto Ginastera, Variaciones Concertantes
Autumn: Joachim Raff, Ghostly Round-Dance from Symphony No. 10
Winter:  Arvo Pärt, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Spring:   Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 1 (‘Spring’)
Wednesday, November 15th (7:30pm) Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley
Saturday, November 18th (4:00pm), Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 19th (2:00pm) Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael

Winter 2018: Valentine Concert

Domenico Cimarosa, Overture to Il matrimonio segreto
Johann Strauss, Love Songs
W. A. Mozart, Symphony No. 40
Wednesday, February 7th (7:30pm) Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley
Sunday, February 11th (4:00pm) Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley (with wine and chocolate)

Spring 2018: Beethoven’s 9th! with Dominican University Chorus and Throckmorton Chorus

Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9        
Saturday, May 19th (8:00pm)  Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California, San Rafael    Sunday, May 20th (2:00pm)  Angelico Hall, Dominican University of California

Retirement Party for Director Laurie Cohen
Rock n’ Roll and Toast the Future of MVP at The Sweetwater Music Hall, Thursday evening, May 24th