2014/2015 Programs

  • 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 >

  • Sunday

    March

    22

    3:00 pm

    Debut Strings Spring Concert

    Education

    Debut Strings is a program for students who have not yet played in a large orchestra ensemble. This group features students who have strong note reading skills and at least two years prior instruction 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 >

  • 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 >