The Block
AZ

Arturo Ziraldo and Friends, classical chamber

Friday, June 17th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7 pm

$28-$40

student $10

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West Michigan Symphony’s Principal Violist will assemble a musical cast of friends—from our community and beyond—to perform the greatest hits of the string quartet! Enjoy favorite and rarely performed movements from the last 400 years of this extraordinary musical genre.

 


“Safe Nights at the Symphony” Protocol – Updated May 6, 2022
In an effort to create the safest environment possible while attending WMS/The Block performances, the Symphony’s “Safe Nights” protocol remains in effect. Patrons of all ages will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test (taken within 72 hours of the concert) for entry into the concert halls. WMS recommends but no longer requires the wearing of masks at concerts and events. Those under the minimum age for vaccination are welcome with proof of a negative test.

Click here for details of the full Safe Nights at the Symphony health protocol for indoor gatherings.

American violist Arturo Ziraldo is an engaging performer who believes deeply in the power of art to change the world for the better. Mr. Ziraldo has performed across North America, Europe and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader. He has performed with orchestras such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Jalisco and the Mainzer Virtuosi with whom he recorded the Four Seasons of Vivaldi and Piazzolla as Principal Violist. In addition, Mr. Ziraldo is an avid chamber musician as has performed in the Saugatuck, Kent/Blossom, Spoleto USA, Casalmaggiore, Nancy (France) and Deer Valley festivals. He is the founder of the Heartside Harmony Chamber Music Society which presents world-class chamber music performances featuring local artists while serving the community through diverse, inclusive concerts.

Mr. Ziraldo is the Principal Violist of the Kalamazoo and West Michigan Symphony Orchestras and has played as a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Baroque on Beaver festival. In addition, Mr. Ziraldo enjoys teaching and maintains a private studio as well as giving masterclasses and clinics and is a regular judge of the semi-final round of the Stulberg Competition.

Mr. Ziraldo's principal teachers were Roger Chase, Marcus Thompson and Igor Fedotov. He began his music studies on the cello at the age of ten and began studying viola in 1997. He performs on a viola by Scott Tribby in Kalamazoo, MI, 2005 and a bow by D. William Halsey, 2012.

AZ

Arturo Ziraldo and Friends, classical chamber

Friday, June 17th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7 pm

$28-$40

student $10

About

West Michigan Symphony’s Principal Violist will assemble a musical cast of friends—from our community and beyond—to perform the greatest hits of the string quartet! Enjoy favorite and rarely performed movements from the last 400 years of this extraordinary musical genre.

 


“Safe Nights at the Symphony” Protocol – Updated May 6, 2022
In an effort to create the safest environment possible while attending WMS/The Block performances, the Symphony’s “Safe Nights” protocol remains in effect. Patrons of all ages will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test (taken within 72 hours of the concert) for entry into the concert halls. WMS recommends but no longer requires the wearing of masks at concerts and events. Those under the minimum age for vaccination are welcome with proof of a negative test.

Click here for details of the full Safe Nights at the Symphony health protocol for indoor gatherings.