2014/2015 Programs

  • Sunday

    March

    29

    2:30 pm

    WMS Children’s Choir Spring Concert

    Education

    The West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir is a high-quality choral group for children ages 8 – 11. The Children’s Choir will performing the many orchestral works that include children’s voic MORE >

  • Sunday

    March

    29

    3:30 pm

    WMS Children’s Choir Spring Concert

    Education

    The West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir is a high-quality choral group for children ages 8 – 11. The Children’s Choir will performing the many orchestral works that include children’s voic MORE >

  • Friday

    April

    17

    7:30 pm

    The Hit Men, former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

    WMS Pops

    Join Scott Speck and your West Michigan Symphony for a night of rockin’ classic hits! Former members of mega-hit acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, MORE >

  • Saturday

    April

    25

    10:30 am

    Dooby Dooby Moosic

    Education

    Join us for a live musical story time event series! MORE >

  • Saturday

    May

    09

    6:00 pm

    Rock ‘n’ Roll Ball

    Fundraiser

    Step back in time to the days when life was simpler with bobby socks, soda fountains, and good ol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll! This annual event isn’t just a great night out; it’s a major fundraising MORE >

  • Friday

    May

    15

    7:30 pm

    Following the Nordic Sun

    WMS Masterworks

    The West Michigan Symphony travels from darkness into light with the three most celebrated Nordic composers. Nielsen’s Helios Overture follows the sun from daybreak to dusk. The immensely talented MORE >

  • Friday

    June

    05

    7:30 pm

    The Planets

    WMS Masterworks

    The Overture to Il Guarany by Brazilian composer Carlos Gomes was the first piece of music ever performed by our orchestra, at its opening concert in 1939. As a contrast, the West Michigan MORE >


2015/2016 Programs

  • Friday

    October

    02

    7:30 pm

    East Meets West

    WMS Masterworks

    A season opener of musical gems from three continents beginning with a creation from the Grammy-nominated American composer Austin Wintory. Then, we welcome Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man to play MORE >

  • Friday

    October

    16

    7:30 pm

    Igudesman and Joo: And Now Mozart

    First, there was a big bang, ...then, a little nightmare music, and now, Mozart. For those who listen to Mozart, live with Mozart, gave birth to Mozart, eat, pray, and love Mozart, don’t care at all MORE >

  • Friday

    November

    06

    7:30 pm

    American Music: Old and New

    WMS Masterworks

    This concert presents the best of American music old and new. Jazz and symphonic strains blend in the score to Leonard Bernstein’s greatest musical. WMS Principal Clarinetist Jonathan Holden lends MORE >

  • Friday

    December

    11

    7:30 pm

    Holiday Pops

    WMS Pops

    West Michigan Symphony and Music Director Scott Speck present a delightful evening of beloved holiday music. The West Michigan Symphony welcomes back soprano Diane Penning, and this time she’s MORE >

  • Friday

    January

    15

    7:30 pm

    Luck of the Irish

    WMS Pops

    Enjoy a little luck of the Irish with international recording artist and former lead singer of Cherish the Ladies, Cathie Ryan, as she warms up West Michigan with heartfelt lyrics, beloved ballads and MORE >

  • Friday

    February

    05

    7:30 pm

    Viva Italia!

    WMS Masterworks

    Take a mid-winter Italian vacation with WMS! Nearly every piece Gioacchino Rossini wrote was full of humor and warmth, and none more so than The Italian Girl in Algiers. Next, in what is MORE >

  • Friday

    March

    04

    7:30 pm

    Beethoven and Blue Jeans

    WMS Masterworks

    Time for blue jeans with WMS as it tackles Beethoven’s astonishing first symphony, in which the young composer asserted his highly individual voice. WMS also will proudly present a New Music for MORE >

  • Friday

    April

    15

    7:30 pm

    Leading Men of Broadway

    WMS Pops

    Scott Speck conducts an all-star Broadway cast of three of today’s most talented leading men as they heat up the stage with an evening of sizzlin’ show tunes. Having performed in musical MORE >

  • Friday

    May

    20

    7:30 pm

    A Study of Contrasts

    WMS Masterworks

    Two composers, two extremely contrasting visions. Peter Tchaikovsky, obsessed with fate, pours out his soul in searing, passionate and triumphant expression. George Gershwin, obsessed with jazz, MORE >