The Block

More than 30 young musicians featured in Debut Strings concert

Muskegon, Michigan, March 18, 2019—Music from Mozart to Andrew Lloyd Webber will be featured by the 30-plus young musicians of Debut Strings, performing in concert at The Block in downtown Muskegon this Sunday afternoon.  A program of West Michigan Symphony and The Block, Debut Strings is a student orchestra for beginning and intermediate level players.  The students are selected via auditions and come with at least two years’ prior playing experience.   Directed by Angela Corbin, Debut Strings rehearses weekly throughout the fall and spring and performs two concerts annually at The Block in downtown Muskegon.

The concert will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 in The Block, 360 W. Western Avenue in Muskegon.  Selections on the program include Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 in G Major, and selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, among other works.

Debut Strings gives young musicians the opportunity to expand their skills and gain more individualized attention than they can receive in a typical orchestra class.  The additional performance opportunity builds confidence and comfort level in playing in front of an audience.  The program complements and reinforces existing school music programs and private lessons.

In addition to directing Debut Strings, Angela Corbin is the Orchestra Director at North Muskegon Public Schools. She earned her Masters in Music Education from Michigan State University. She has studied violin with Minghuan Xu at Grand Valley State University. She has also studied with Jean Manning of Muskegon and Stacey Woolley of the Cincinnati Symphony. As a private and classroom music instructor for over fifteen years, teaching music through string instruction has been one of Angela’s deepest passions.

Tickets, $5 general admission, can be purchased at the door prior to the concert, at 360 W. Western Avenue.

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