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Scott Speck, conductor Bernstein – Overture to Candide Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier Suite Berlioz – Roman Carnival Respighi – Roman Festivals The whole orchestra is the soloist in this sparkling musical jamboree opening the season. The music is lush, powerful, celebratory and grand. Prepare to be lifted right out of your seat! Single Ticket Prices: $24-$60 Student tickets: $10Find out more »
Scott Speck, conductor Matt Beck, marimba Clinton McCanless, tuba Kevin Puts – Marimba Concerto Vaughan Williams – Tuba Concerto Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade Normally they’re at the back of the ensemble but this time we’re putting the marimba and tuba in the spotlight. You’ll be amazed by our talented musicians as they showcase their instruments, from high to low end! Nearly everyone gets a solo in Scheherazade – including violin, clarinet, oboe and horn to name a few. Single Ticket Prices:…Find out more »
Teresa Cheung, conductor Reeths Puffer High School Choirs WMS Children’s Choir Presenting a cast of young choristers from ages 8-18, along with the full WMS, in a program of seasonal favorites. From classics to beloved carols, we’ll warm your heart like chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Bring the whole family for a spellbinding evening of Yuletide magic. Single Ticket Prices: $28-$64 Student tickets: $10 Call 231.726.3231 x223 for tickets and more information.Find out more »
Scott Speck, conductor Alessio Bax, piano Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids Vivaldi – Gloria Mozart – Piano Concerto no. 21 Beethoven – Fantasia, Piano Chorus & Orchestra, op. 80 (Choral Fantasy) Forgotten for 200 years, Vivaldi’s sunny Gloria has become his most beloved choral work. Italian pianist Alessio Bax performs the elegant Mozart concerto, known for its use in the movie Elvira Madigan as well as Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue.” Bax, chorus and WMS come together for Beethoven’s magnificent…Find out more »
Scott Speck, conductor Lisa Vroman, soprano Doug LaBrecque, tenor Two dynamic Broadway artists join your WMS for an extraordinary evening of classic songs from Broadway’s Golden Age and beyond. With unforgettable melodies and lyrics by Porter, Gershwin, Berlin, Hamlisch, Lloyd Webber and more, these incredible vocal talents will make this a night to remember. Single Ticket Prices: $28-$64 Student tickets: $10 Call 231.726.3231 x223 for tickets and more information.Find out more »
Matthew Kraemer, conductor Experience the magical music of Disney live with original classics from the movies we love. Songs from The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mulan, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lion King will delight the entire family. Single Ticket Prices: $28-$64 Student tickets: $10 Call 231.726.3231 x223 for tickets and more information.Find out more »
Scott Speck, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano Chopin – Piano Concerto no. 2 Shostakovich – Symphony no. 5 Moscow-born Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and interpretive abilities. Her rendering of the ultra-Romantic Chopin concerto will take your breath away. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, written during the height of Stalinist Russia, spans the gamut from sorrow to anger to triumph. Single Ticket Prices: $24-$60 Student tickets: $10 Call 231.726.3231 x223 for tickets and more information.Find out more »