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 >

  • Saturday

    February

    28

    10:30 am

    Click Clack Moosic

    Education

    Using the books written by Doreen Cronin, The West Michigan Symphony will engage your children through an event that allows them to meet WMS musicians, learn and practice new music skills through fun 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 >

  • Saturday

    March

    21

    10:30 am

    Giggle Giggle Quackle

    Education

    Join us for the second of three interactive concerts based on the delightful books by Doreen Cronin. Original music is performed by WMS musicians and a story teller takes you on a musical adventure. 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 >

  • 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 >