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West Michigan Symphony and vocalist Cathie Ryan to bring a Celtic Christmas to Muskegon

Muskegon, Michigan, Nov. 7, 2017 – Muskegon’s West Michigan Symphony takes a fresh look at holiday programming with their Dec. 15 Celtic Christmas concert featuring Irish vocalist Cathie Ryan and her band. WMS music director Scott Speck and the orchestra will join Ryan for the world premiere of a brand-new seasonal program that reflects her […]

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West Michigan Symphony selects Executive Director

Muskegon, Michigan, Nov. 6, 2017 – Muskegon’s West Michigan Symphony (WMS) will have a new executive director at the helm come the new year. After nearly a decade with Symphony Tacoma in Washington State, Andy Buelow has notified stakeholders that he will be joining the West Michigan Symphony in January as its new Executive Director […]

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West Michigan Symphony’s November concert features the return of former principal timpanist, Andrew Spencer

Muskegon, Michigan, Oct 10, 2017 – Percussionist and faculty of Central Michigan University’s school of music, Andrew Spencer, comes to Muskegon for two consecutive evenings of performances. Friday Nov. 10, he performs in West Michigan Symphony’s (WMS) “Enigma Variations” at the Frauenthal Theater and the following evening, Sat. Nov. 11, Spencer performs a percussion concert at […]

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Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic brings Shoreline Jazz Festival preview concert to The Block

Thursday, Aug. 24, Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic brings a group of jazz musicians to join him for a concert at The Block in downtown Muskegon, one day prior to the start of the fourth annual Shoreline Jazz Festival. Alexander Zonjic is a gifted jazz flutist, known across the country for his cool jazz grooves and […]

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Rodney Whitaker and his band present an evening of jazz favorites at The Block

Internationally-renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist, Rodney Whitaker and his band will present an evening of swinging jazz favorites at The Block in downtown Muskegon, Friday, Oct. 28. Described as one of the hardest working and swinging bass players on the scene, Whitaker has an undeniably distinctive “bear- sized” bass tone and is considered […]

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Audivi acapella ensemble to perform at The Block Saturday Oct. 15

The Block in downtown Muskegon will present Audivi, a Detroit-based professional acapella ensemble, Sat. Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Audivi focuses on presenting rarely heard Renaissance masterpieces and premiering new works by modern composers, as well as choral music from all eras. Audivi harkens back to a time when unaccompanied singing was considered the highest […]

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Harpeth Rising at The Block this Sat, Sept 10

MUSKEGON – Saturday, Sept. 8, The Block in downtown Muskegon brings the trio Harpeth Rising to the stage. Using the term “chamberfolk” to describe their particular brand of music, the three classically trained musicians play original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition and wrapped in three-part vocal […]

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Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic brings preview concert to The Block

Thursday, Aug. 25, Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic brings a group of jazz musicians to join him for a concert at The Block in downtown Muskegon, one day prior to the start of the third annual Shoreline Jazz Festival. Alexander Zonjic is a gifted jazz flutist, known across the country for his cool jazz grooves and […]

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Pianist Aviram Reichert presents a free recital at The Block July 12.

Muskegon, Michigan, July 5 – Pianist Aviram Reichert will present a free classical piano recital at The Block, West Michigan Symphony’s alternative performance venue, Tuesday, July 12. Acclaimed for his deeply intelligent interpretations and phenomenal technique, Aviram Reichert won the Bronze Medal at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, after having won […]

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The Block opens its 2016-17 season with Shoreline Jazz Festival organizer, Alexander Zonjic

Muskegon, Michigan, June 6, 2016 – West Michigan Symphony’s alternative music venue, The Block, kicks off its fourth season, Aug. 25, with jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic. Zonjic and his jazz musician friends will kick off Muskegon’s 2016 Shoreline Jazz Festival weekend with a Thursday evening concert @The Block. Zonjic is a gifted jazz flutist, known […]

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