Andrew Spencer, Professor of Percussion at Central Michigan University, joins the MSO to perform American composer Michael Daugherty’s Raise the Roof. A fusion of styles – from medieval plainchant to rock and Latin rhythms – it brings the timpani to forefront of the orchestra. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 is a heroic finale to the evening. Originally dedicated to the great conqueror Napoleon, Beethoven broke all the rules of the classical symphony with his composition, most commonly known as Eroica. Feb. 16, 2013, at 8pm, prelude at 7:15pm. Tickets available August 13, 2012, call (800) 523-7649. For additional information, call (989) 631-5930.