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Current Programs

  • 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 u

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  • Saturday

    May

    06

    6:30 pm

    All That Jazz

    Fundraiser

    Join the WMS Board of Directors for All That Jazz, the annual gala benefiting the West Michigan Symphony.

    The history of jazz has its roots firmly planted in the American cities of N

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  • 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 m

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Next Season Programs

  • Friday

    September

    29

    7:30 pm

    Ravel and Gershwin Piano Concertos

    WMS Masterworks

    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

    WMS Masterworks

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

    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

    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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