In 2004, Robert McDuffie formed The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings of Mercer University where student musicians at the top of their fields, perform, collaborate and record with the finest orchestras, string ensembles and conductors around the world. The Center is located on College Avenue in Macon’s historic landmark ‘The Bell House’ — the house featured on the album cover for the Allman Brothers Band’s first self-titled album!
Four times a year, the extraordinary McDuffie Center artists collaborate with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra! From hip-hop to classical legends, Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra concerts are an electrifying display of art and musical excellence!
Join the 2023-24 Season opener at the Macon’s historic Grand Opera House on Monday, October 16th… with guest conductor Roderick Cox! Purchase your tickets now at mcduffie.mercer.edu/symphonyband and begin planning your experience today at visitmacon.org!