The Block
Matt Beck, Rite of Spring, Piano and Percussion

Matt Beck, Piano & Percussion

Saturday, January 14th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7 pm

Packages start at $138

WMS’s principal percussionist is back with a program featuring the rarely heard piano and percussion arrangement of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking “The Rite of Spring.” The work caused a riot at its 1913 Paris premiere—who knows what will happen at The Block?

Matthew Beck currently serves as Principal Percussionist with four orchestras: the West Michigan Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, and Canton Symphony (OH). He has appeared as an extra percussionist with over a dozen other orchestras throughout the Midwest. Mr. Beck received his BM from the Cleveland Institute of Music and he graduated with a MM from DePaul University. His primary teachers performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony. Beck has performed on five continents and spent his summers at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and the Spoleto USA Festival.

Matt Beck, Rite of Spring, Piano and Percussion

Matt Beck, Piano & Percussion

Saturday, January 14th, 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7 pm

Packages start at $138

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WMS’s principal percussionist is back with a program featuring the rarely heard piano and percussion arrangement of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking “The Rite of Spring.” The work caused a riot at its 1913 Paris premiere—who knows what will happen at The Block?