Current Programs

  • Saturday

    May

    07

    5:00 pm

    Kentucky Derby Party

    Fundraiser

    Join the WMS Board of Directors in the winner’s circle at the Muskegon Country Club to toast the Kentucky Derby. We’ve lined up our best thoroughbreds and jockeys for an evening of entertainment 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 >

  • Current Programs

    • Friday

      September

      30

      7:30 pm

      Heroes and Villains

      WMS Pops

      The West Michigan Symphony celebrates the dark side and the bright side of storytelling via the incredible soundtracks that set the scene for a host of unforgettable movie characters. Thrill to music MORE >

    • Friday

      November

      11

      7:30 pm

      EPIC!

      WMS Masterworks

      Composer-in-residence Austin Wintory has created an “Epic” commission for the West Michigan Symphony featuring a nod to film scores. Also featured is Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919 version) MORE >

    • Friday

      December

      16

      7:30 pm

      Classical Christmas

      WMS Pops

      Enjoy the majesty of Christmas and the classical music that accompanies it when West Michigan Symphony and Scott Speck welcome special guest vocalists Martha Guth and Susan Platts. These two MORE >

    • Friday

      January

      13

      7:30 pm

      Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

      WMS Masterworks

      Guest violinist Tim Fain is featured on a surprising new adaptation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons that has been reworked, reimagined and recomposed for today’s audiences by contemporary musician and MORE >

    • Friday

      February

      03

      7:30 pm

      Beethoven Triple

      WMS Masterworks

      Mikhail Glinka’s Overture Ruslan and Ludmilla is a favorite curtain-raiser for orchestras with a combination of exuberance and heroism that is uniquely Russian. WMS principal musicians MORE >

    • Friday

      March

      10

      7:30 pm

      Classical Music for Everyone

      WMS Masterworks

      Join Scott Speck for a program that examines the history of classical music through the time periods in which they were created. Ranging from medieval to the music of today, this concert includes MORE >

    • Friday

      April

      28

      7:30 pm

      Great Ladies of Swing

      WMS Pops

      Singer Dee Daniels joins the West Michigan Symphony for a jazz program that features hits performed and recorded by swing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan. Dee uses MORE >

    • Friday

      May

      19

      7:30 pm

      Rachmaninoff no.3

      WMS Masterworks

      Scott Speck and the West Michigan Symphony welcome guest artist Olga Kern, the striking young Russian Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, to play one of the most MORE >