2014/2015 Programs

  • Friday

    November

    21

    7:30 pm

    Carmina Burana: Sacred and Profane

    WMS Masterworks

    The WMS presents a concert of heavenly and earthly delights. The theme of Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser is the dichotomy between purely spiritual love and worldly desire. This overture MORE >

  • Friday

    December

    12

    7:30 pm

    Christmas Magic

    WMS Pops

    Clyde Mitchell returns to conduct the West Michigan Symphony and he’s bringing friends! Monique Creber’s voice, with its deep, rich sound, is reminiscent of Karen Carpenter. Along with the MORE >

  • Friday

    February

    06

    7:30 pm

    Words and Music

    WMS Masterworks

    After inventing the art form of the symphony, the prolific composer Joseph Haydn wrote 104 of them­—and his last symphony is the work of a mature master with a mischievous sense of humor. Vincent MORE >

  • Friday

    March

    13

    7:30 pm

    Beethoven and Blue Jeans

    WMS Masterworks

    It’s a Beethoven sandwich! The WMS performs two rarely-heard Beethoven masterpieces of humor, depth and perpetual motion. Between them, the brilliant German virtuoso Nicolas Altstaedt performs MORE >

  • Friday

    April

    17

    7:30 pm

    The Hit Men

    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 >

  • 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 >