West Michigan Symphony education programs host “Strings, Sings, Moo, Zoo” fundraising event

MUSEKGON, MI – Aug. 5, 2015 – West Michigan Symphony (WMS) will host a fundraiser event for its music education programs called Strings, Sings, Moo, Zoo at Hampton Green Farm in Fruitport, 5440 E. Farr Road, Friday, Sept. 17, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The event will begin with self-guided tours of the Hampton Green stables and later in the evening guests will be treated to a horse show featuring their award winning PRE (Pure Spanish Horse) show horses. To give an idea of how spectacular these horses actually are, one of the Hampton Green horses, Grandioso III, was named to the Spanish team for the 2012 London Olympics. In 2009 Hampton Green Farm was ranked 15 most successful dressage farms out of 7500 in the country.

Guests of Strings, Sings, Moo, Zoo will also enjoy an American-style dinner catered by the Hearthstone restaurant and musical performances by representatives from the West Michigan Symphony children’s education programs.

“Arts education is a key ingredient for development of life skills,” said Karen Vander Zanden, the organization’s education director. “This event will be a fun evening out where people can experience our music education programs firsthand and support our efforts to keep the arts alive in our community.”

The organization’s music education programs include the West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir, Click Clack Moosic, Debut Strings, the Instrument Petting Zoo and Carnegie Hall’s popular recorder program for schools, Link Up.

Tickets to “Strings, Sings, Moo, Zoo” cost $25 each or $30 at the door, and include tours, entertainment and dinner. Cash bar available. All are welcome.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 231.726.3231 x223 or email rsmith@westmichigansymphony.org

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts