Muskegon Area District Library collaborates with WMS to present free online series

Muskegon, Michigan, September 146, 2020—Muskegon Area District Library and West Michigan Symphony are collaborating on a free online series of musical offerings. Called “Saturday Series with the Symphony,” these online musical moments will begin on Saturday, September 19 at 7 pm. The first program will include excerpts from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, featuring violin soloist Chee-Yun; Lyric for Strings by the late George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music; and the first movement of Mozart’s Divertimento no. 1. The program will include interviews with conductor Scott Speck and musicians from the Orchestra.

“September is National Classical Music Month,” stated Kelly Richards, Director of MADL. “The timing is perfect, and we are delighted to be able to partner and present our own West Michigan Symphony in this series of free online offerings.”

MADL will feature a new WMS virtual performance each month between September and December. These WMS performances will be hosted on the MADL Facebook and YouTube channel. For complete details about the Saturday series please visit

West Michigan Symphony (WMS) is a leading arts organization in West Michigan whose compelling concerts, exceptional guest artists and far-reaching youth education programs contribute significantly to the fabric of our community. Music Director Scott Speck, who joined WMS in 2002, has cultivated an ensemble of 60-plus committed professionals who travel from throughout Michigan and the surrounding Midwest, as well as from California, Texas and Florida, to perform with WMS. They are Muskegon’s cultural ambassadors and a key part of its creative capital.

The MADL is Muskegon’s largest public library with ten branch libraries, including the Library for the Visually and Physically Disabled. It serves 105,000 residents in 19 municipalities and is open 24/7 with on-line resources. For more information about MADL contact the Community Relations Manager at 231-737-6248. The Muskegon Area District Library connects a diverse community to resources and services that educate, inform, enrich and entertain.

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts