West Michigan Symphony concert features Broadway duo singing Music by Lloyd Webber, Gershwin, Berlin and more

Muskegon, Michigan, January 23, 2019— Broadway’s “Phantom” Doug LaBrecque returns home to Michigan with co-star Lisa Vroman for a concert of Broadway showstoppers conducted by Scott Speck. West Michigan Symphony’s “Bravo Broadway” will feature tunes by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George Gershwin—and of course, a healthy dose of Andrew […]

Prequel to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to be featured on West Michigan Symphony concert

Muskegon, Michigan, December 20, 2018 — Italian pianist Alessio Bax and the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids both return to Muskegon to perform works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven with West Michigan Symphony on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. Forgotten for 200 years, Vivaldi’s sunny Gloria has become his most beloved choral work. The […]

Blue Lake Public Radio to broadcast Symphony’s sold-out “Home for the Holidays” concert

Muskegon, Michigan, December 19, 2018 — Blue Lake Public Radio will air West Michigan Symphony’s recent “Home for the Holidays” concert at 12 noon Sunday, December 23. Recorded last Friday, December 14, in Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center, the performance featured conductor Teresa Cheung leading the Reeths-Puffer High School Choirs and the WMS Children’s Choir—a total of […]

Reeths-Puffer Choirs join West Michigan Symphony for annual Holiday concert at the Frauenthal

“Home for the Holidays” also includes the WMS Children’s Choir Muskegon, Michigan, November 10, 2018—Christmas music is ubiquitous from mid-November on, but there’s nothing like hearing it performed live by talented young voices backed by a full symphony orchestra. Area residents will have the opportunity to do just that when West Michigan Symphony presents “Home […]

West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir and Debut Strings provide young musicians a creative outlet

Both ensembles will present upcoming fall concerts in The Block Muskegon, Michigan, October 22, 2018 – The experience of singing and playing music is an irreplaceable part of a child’s development; yet opportunities are few and far between today. West Michigan Symphony—through its Children’s Choir and Debut Strings—is working to change this. Both groups will […]

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 […]

Music Director Scott Speck will lead West Michigan Symphony through 2022

Muskegon, Michigan, September 29, 2018—Music Director Scott Speck, whose 16-year tenure has marked the growth of West Michigan Symphony into a regional professional orchestra, will continue to lead the organization through the spring of 2022. Executive Director Andy Buelow announced the extension of Speck’s contract at the season opening concert on September 28. “One of […]

West Michigan Symphony musicians take front and center

Percussionist Matthew Beck and tubist Clinton McCanless featured as soloists in unusual concert lineup Muskegon, Michigan, September 21, 2018—If a marimba soloist is rare on the season lineup of most symphony orchestras, a tuba soloist is virtually unheard of. But that’s exactly what’s on the bill for the second concert of West Michigan Symphony’s 2018-2019 […]

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provides support for West Michigan Symphony

Muskegon, Michigan, September 20, 2018 — West Michigan Symphony has been awarded a grant of $19,500 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding. Organizations receiving a […]

West Michigan Symphony season opens with festive program

Bernstein’s Candide, Berlioz’s Roman Carnival, Respighi’s Roman Festivals highlight the concert Muskegon, Michigan, September 7, 2018 – West Michigan Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 28 with a concert featuring Ottorino Respighi’s Roman Festivals and Hector Berlioz’s Roman Carnival. This will mark the start of Music Director Scott Speck’s 16th season with […]