Muskegon, Michigan, Oct. 29, 2015, — Wednesday, Nov. 4, West Michigan Symphony is sponsoring a free brown bag Lunch n’ Learn with Music Director Scott Speck at The Block, its small performance space in downtown Muskegon.
The midday program is designed to be a primer to American Music: Old and New, the Friday Nov. 6 concert presented by the West Michigan Symphony at the Frauenthal Theater. The lunchtime discussion will be led by symphony’s Music Director Scott Speck and the topic will be the works that will be presented at the Friday concert. The works include composer Mason Bates’ space-age composition “Mothership” and the inspiration behind the name of the work, Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Samuel Barber’s Overture to “The School for Scandal” and music from Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” including more information about the original concept for the musical. Time will also be allowed for a question and answer period about the West Michigan Symphony and the Nov. 6 repertoire. A special guest from the orchestra will also be onsite to join in the conversation.
The program is open to the public, doors open at 11:30 and the one-hour program begins at 12:00 pm. The Lunch n’ Learn is at The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor in Muskegon. No RSVP is required, but attendees should bring their own lunch. Complimentary coffee and water will be provided.
Those who have questions can call the WMS ticket office at 231.726.3231 ext. 223.