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Current Programs

  • Friday

    September

    29

    7:30 pm

    Ravel and Gershwin Piano Concertos

    Masterworks.1

    Inspired by Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Ravel incorporated American jazz into his Piano Concerto in G. Gershwin in turn lent a suave French flair to An American in Paris. Brill

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  • Friday

    November

    10

    7:30 pm

    Enigma Variations

    Masterworks.2

    Claude Debussy’s revolutionary Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun opens this program. Former WMS principal timpanist Andrew Spencer returns for Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto, R MORE >

  • Friday

    December

    15

    7:30 pm

    A Celtic Christmas

    Pops.1

    Irish vocalist Cathie Ryan and her band return to the West Michigan Symphony with a program she has created for us, reflecting her Celtic roots in a wide array of holiday works. Ring in the holidays w MORE >

  • Friday

    January

    12

    7:30 pm

    Germanic Classics

    Masterworks.3

    Sister to the famous Felix Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn’s Overture in C major begins this homage to German composers of the classical period. Then, WMS Principal horn Paul Clifton is featured o

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  • Friday

    February

    09

    7:30 pm

    Hollywood’s Greatest Melodies

    Pops.2

    Join Diane Penning, Paul Langford, and the West Michigan Symphony for a survey of the most treasured movie memories. Diane and Paul return to the WMS to sing a variety of titles on the American Film I MORE >

  • Friday

    March

    02

    7:30 pm

    Classical Music for Everyone: Romantic Nationalism

    Masterworks.4

    Explore Romantic music via the countries from which they originate. You’ll experience classical music’s Romantic era as it developed in Scandinavia, Spain, France, America, Bohemia and Russia.

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  • Friday

    April

    27

    7:30 pm

    Tango Caliente!

    Pops.3

    Be transported by the seductive sounds of the dance of romance... the tango! Star soprano Camille Zamora joins the WMS, together with four stellar Argentinian dancers and internationally acclaimed

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  • Friday

    May

    18

    7:30 pm

    Masterpieces

    Masterworks.5

    Our final concert of the season features three great masterpieces. Brahms’ iconic Violin Concerto in D major features Russian-Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. Tchaikovsky’s soulful and melodic

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