Executive and Administrative Staff

Executive Board Officers

Phillip Townsend - President

Bill Kuhn - Vice President
Boyce Burdick - Treasurer
Kierra Squires - Secretary

Board Members

Scott Ashby

Sheila Gephart
Bill McKay

Diana Wang
Steve Wiley


Dr. Nicholas L. Wallin - MCS Music Director and Conductor
Adrienne Fletcher - MCYO Music Director and MCS Assistant Conductor
Michael Townsend - Concert Manager

Orchestra Relations Committee

Currently on hiatus

Our Organization

Today’s Symphony is a fully professional non-profit organization, featuring dozens of the region’s finest professional musicians employed in seated positions, supplemented by other local and extra-regional artists depending on the size of each concert. Our programming is designed to entertain and enrich the wonderfully diverse population of the Mid-Columbia region.

Performance Schedule

The Symphony typically produces four to seven concerts annually, frequently contracting with featured guest artists and collaborating with other regional performing arts organizations. Mid-Columbia Symphony musicians also perform for other community events, including operas, festivals, and memorial concerts.


We'll be recommitting to our social media platforms shortly as a means of communicating when events are in the works, so give them a follow! 


As part of our education program, we organize and sponsor an annual Young Artists Competition and feature the winners in one of our concerts each year. We also strive to maintain a Music in Schools program and work with youth in our Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestras program. 

Stephen Beus - 2020


Annual Reports

Have you ever wanted to know what songs we played in the December of 1956? Or who won the 6th ever Young Artist Competition? Or maybe what companies sponsored the symphony in 1980?

Not all of the data has been fully entered, and it currently lacks a finalized visual polish, but feel free to look through our vast catalogue of history!

At some point it should be coming to the website proper in a more parsable form (but not for a while).


Link to the Spreadsheet

About Us

Our Mission and Business Framework

Contact Us

Mid-Columbia Symphony Office

MacHunter Building

1177 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 103

Richland, WA 99352

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 2:00

Our 2022-2023 Season concert programs will be:

*​*September 11th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Molly Joyce Fresh    

Augusta Holmes Irlande

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

**Date changed due to conflict with the MCAF Donor Appreciation event the evening of Sep 10th

October 29th—Saturday @ 7:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Beethoven Coriolan Overture    

Gounod Funeral March of A Marionette

Galindo Sones de Mariachi

Lloyd Webber Selections from Phantom of the Opera

Arturo Marquez Conga del Fuego Neuvo   

John Williams Suite from 'Jaws'

Arnold Tam O'Shanter    

Crawford Andante for Strings    

Liadov Enchanted Lake

February 5th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —

Ellen Taafe Zwillich Concerto Grosso 1985

Alvin Part Adam's Lament

Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Respighi Suite of Ancient Dances and Airs #2


March 18th  and 19th–Saturday@7:30pm & Sunday@3:30pm — Richland High School Auditorium

Tan Dun Overture: Dragon and Phoenix

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite #1

Mary D. Watkins Once Upon A Time

Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

John Williams Suite from 'Superman'


June 3—Saturday @ 7:30pm—

Schubert Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished'    

Michael Torke Book of Proverbs

and Young Artist Competition Winners!