The Block

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provides support for The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, November 9, 2020—The Block has been awarded a grant of $15,000 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 more than 500 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2020 funding. Organizations receiving a MCACA […]

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Internationally acclaimed young pianist Claire Huangci to make West Michigan debut in Beethoven’s famed “Emperor” concerto

Friday evening virtual concert with Symphony at the Frauenthal will be followed on Saturday night with a solo virtual performance from The Block Muskegon, October 20, 2020—Continuing its fall series of virtual concerts, West Michigan Symphony will present young American pianist Claire Huangci in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5—the famous “Emperor” concerto—in a webstreamed performance […]

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Debut Strings to Rehearse at Farmers Market this Fall

Grant from Wheeler Fund at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County provides private lessons for financially challenged students Muskegon, Michigan, August 4, 2020—The West Michigan Symphony Debut Strings program—which normally meets weekly in The Block throughout the school year—will hold its rehearsals at the Muskegon Farmers Market this fall, beginning September 14 and continuing until […]

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First event in The Block since February will feature violinist Chee-Yun in video concert

Muskegon, Michigan, July 8, 2020 – The first concert in The Block after a five-month hiatus will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18 featuring violinist Chee-Yun. Originally slated for mid-May, the concert was postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Even now, The Block remains closed to the public; the acclaimed Korean violinist will […]

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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provides support for physical improvements at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, September 19, 2019—West Michigan Symphony has been awarded a capital grant of $6,088 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant will help to fund structural improvements at WMS’s subsidiary venue, The Block, that will provide a better concert environment through abatement of street and other ambient […]

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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs provides support for The Block

Muskegon, Michigan, September 19, 2019—The Block has been awarded a grant of $15,000 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 more than 500 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2020 funding. Organizations receiving a MCACA […]

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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.  […]

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Harpeth Rising presents unique blend of folk, newgrass and classical in return engagement at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan February 26, 2018 — Unapologetic genre-benders, the trio Harpeth Rising fuses folk, newgrass, rock and classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical aspect. Featuring Maria Di Meglio on cello, Michelle Younger on banjo, and Jordana Greenberg […]

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First Season of Movies+Music series concludes with Searching for Sugar Man

Muskegon, MI, February 12, 2019 — Movies+Music, the Wednesday night series at The Block that premiered this winter, concludes at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 with Searching for Sugar Man. This documentary highlights the strange career of Detroit folksinger Sixto Rodriguez, whose low profile in the U.S. was in sharp contrast to his status in […]

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Emmet Cohen Trio performs at The Block

Muskegon, Michigan February 10, 2018 — Emmet Cohen is making waves in the New York City jazz scene and across the globe. The rising star piano phenom comes to West Michigan for a performance at The Block at 7:30pm Saturday, March 2. Joining him will be Russell Hall on bass and Kenny Phelps on drums. […]

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