Updated May 19, 2020
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dear Friends and Patrons:
It only takes a situation like this to underscore what matters the most in life. I’m sure you miss attending live concerts at our listening room for the musically curious as much as I do!
In March, we suspended our spring concert calendar due to COVID-19. Among other actions, we delayed the May 1 concert with Fareed Haque and Tony Monaco until June 6. However, the Michigan Safe Start Plan—unveiled earlier this month—makes it clear that reopening the state will be a longer process than envisioned. Reluctantly, we have now suspended all live performances through August.
However, we are committed to providing you with the concerts we promised. So far, we have managed to reschedule every program, and we will continue to make every effort to do so. Sujari Britt’s scheduled cello recital of March 14 is now slated for Saturday, September 26. The Celtic fiddle duo House of Hamill, originally on March 28, has been moved to Friday, October 30. Violinist Chee-Yun’s May 16 program is now on the calendar for an online performance on Saturday, July 11. We are working on identifying a new date for Fareed Haque and Tony Monaco.
For current subscribers or ticket holders, no action is needed—your tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. If you prefer to relinquish your tickets, you may choose from the following options:
Just mail your remaining tickets back to us by June 10 to: 360 W. Western Avenue, Suite 200, Muskegon MI 49440. Include a note letting us know which of the above options you have chosen. You will receive an acknowledgement—or your MusicFutures pass—within the next several weeks. Call the office at 231/726-3231 if you have questions.
Challenging times, to be sure—but with your support, we will continue to provide life-changing music for you, however we can! Visit us regularly on Facebook, where nearly every day we’re posting videos from past concerts. We miss you, and we look forward to seeing you back at The Block as soon as possible!
Andrew C. Buelow
REVISED SPRING 2019-2020 CONCERT SCHEDULE
Sujari Britt, cello Previous date: March 14 New Date: September 26
House of Hamill Previous date: March 28 New Date: October 30
Fareed Haque & Tony Monaco Previous date: May 1 then June 6 New Date: TBA*
Chee-Yun, violin Previous date: May 16 New Date: July 11 (online)*
* Watch this website for further updates!
Please note: To support efforts to contain COVID-19 and follow direction from our public health leaders for social distancing, The Block’s staff members are working from secure, remote locations and ready to assist you over the phone during regular business hours, Mon–Fri, 11:00am–4:30pm. We will be ceasing in-person service until further notice.