West Michigan Symphony’s 2017-2018 Masterworks concerts will be broadcast by Blue Lake Public Radio

Broadcasts begin Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Muskegon, Michigan, October 4, 2018—Blue Lake Public Radio is truly West Michigan’s classical music community of the air. The station works hard to promote area musical happenings through announcements; interviews are held frequently with regional and visiting artists; and the radio’s on-air personalities are well-known and deeply engaged in the area arts scene. Each of West Michigan Symphony’s Masterworks concerts are recorded by station manager Steve Alpert, and made available to listeners in a weekly series of broadcasts each fall.

The first program of the fall 2018 WMS broadcasts will be aired at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7. This will feature the entire season opening concert from September 2017. Conducted by Scott Speck, the concert included Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman; Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G; and Gershwin’s An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue. The soloist was Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.

The remaining schedule will be as follows:

October 14
Bohuslav Rattay, conductor
Andrew Spencer, timpani

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Daugherty: Raise the Roof
Elgar: Enigma Variations

October 21
Scott Speck, conductor
Paul Clifton, horn

Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C
R.Strauss: Horn Concerto no.1
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony no.1

October 28
Scott Speck, conductor
Alexy Stadler, cello

Sibelius: Finlandia
Falla: Miller’s Dance From The Three-Cornered Hat
Ravel: Pavane For a Dead Princess
Gliere: Russian Sailor’s Dance
Copland: Hoedown
Dvořák: Cello Concerto

November 4
Scott Speck, conductor
Vladimir Gluzman, violin

Wintory: The Fermi Paradox
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts