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Arturo and Friends – Classical Chamber

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

WMS Principal Violist Arturo Ziraldo presents a new take on the “Best of the String Quartet.” This innovative, convention-busting concert links movements of famous, powerful and little- known works into a moving concert of music spanning more than 300 years. Arturo and Friends will perform on May 17th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at […]

$32

Aldo López-Gavilán – Classical Piano

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

The Cuban pianist is back! On Friday he’ll close out the WMS’s season at the Frauenthal with Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The following night, he brings a collection of his original compositions to The Block. Aldo López-Gavilán will perform on May 11th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Bobby Floyd Trio – Jazz Trio

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Grammy-nominee and jazz legend Bobby Floyd brings a night of good music and good vibes to The Block. His feel is unique and inspirational which has led him to distinguished appearances with artists including Arturo Sandoval, Byron Stripling and Ray Charles. The Bobby Floyd trio will perform on April 13th at 7:30 pm, with doors […]

$32

BLKBOK – Contemporary Piano

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Born and raised in inner-city Detroit, the artist grew up in a music-filled home. BLKBOK’s high-energy style seeks to entertain with a live piano based performance that is culturally reflective and encourages dialogue. BLKBOK will perform on March 8th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Chee-Yun – Classical Violin

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

The night after her appearance with WMS at the Frauenthal, violinist Chee-Yun brings a solo performance to The Block. She’ll present some of the most virtuosic and beautiful violin works ever composed and/or inspired by women. Chee-Yun will perform on February 24th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Edye and Mike Jazz Duo – Jazz Guitar & Vocal

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

After performing for years with small combos, big bands, and orchestras, this husband and wife team now ventures out as a voice and guitar duo, interpreting classic gems from the Great American Songbook. Edye and Mike will perform on February 9th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Terrence Wilson – Classical Piano

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

On the heels of his performance with Scott Speck and West Michigan Symphony, pianist Terrence Wilson will put The Block’s Steinway through its paces in an inspiring solo recital. Terrence Wilson will perform on January 27th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Lelm and Langford – A Jazzy Christmas

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Chicago-based piano/vocal duo Lelm and Langford brings you a jazzy, merry Christmas. Hear all your favorite holiday standards, including “White Christmans,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song” with exciting new arrangements. Lelm and Langford will perform on December 2nd at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Paul Keller Quintet – Jazz & Swing

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

The Michigan-based Paul Keller Quintet is dedicated to delighting audiences with their unique brand of high-energy, top-shelf jazz and swing. Their hallmark tonal blend of clarinet and saxophone in harmony is not often heard in jazz. The Paul and Keller Quintet will perform on November 10th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Kinan Azmeh + Guitar – Classical & World Music

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

This performance showcases the multi-faceted character of the clarinet and music that is deeply inspired by a multitude of traditions. Clarinetist-composer Kinan Azmeh brings standard works for the instrument, those rarely performed plus some of his own compositions. Joined by pianist, Jean Schneider. Kinan Azmeh will perform on November 4th at 7:30 pm, with doors […]

$32

Trace Bundy – Acoustic Guitar

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Acoustic guitar “ninja” Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Trace Bundy will perform on October 14th at 7:30 pm, with doors opening at 7:00 pm.

$32

Lunch n’ Learn: The Planets

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

West Michigan Symphony Presents a brown bag lunch and conversation about Masterworks.5: The Planets at The Block. Enjoy an hour of lively discussion with Music Director Scott Speck and special guest John Heffernan. Those who have tickets to attend the associated West Michigan Symphony masterworks concert on Friday, June 9 will get a primer on […]

$19 – $66

Lunch n’ Learn: Brahms Symphony no.2

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

West Michigan Symphony Presents a brown bag lunch and conversation about Masterworks.4: Brahms Symphony no. 2 at The Block. Enjoy an hour of lively discussion with Music Director Scott Speck and special guest Kip Hickman. Those who have tickets to attend the associated West Michigan Symphony masterworks concert on Friday, May 19 will get a […]

$19 – $66

Diego Rivera Quartet

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Known for his muscular tone and unique blend of Latino and straight-ahead jazz, Diego Rivera presents all this and more, showcasing his latest Positone release, Mestizo.

$10 – $32

Byron Stripling Quartet, A Taste of New Orleans

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

He wowed everyone back in the summer of ‘20 with his WMS Virtual Concert and now he’s back to shake the rafters of West Michigan’s music listening room.

$10 – $32

Michael J Reed Quartet, Straight-Ahead Jazz

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

On the heels of his second album, Remove All Fear, Michigan-based jazzer Michael J. Reed brings his group to The Block for an evening of straight-ahead jazz featuring his special brand of dynamic drumming.

$10 – $32

WMS Low Brass, Classical Brass Ensemble

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

The WMS Low Brass section steps “out of the back row” and into the spotlight for this concert of music spanning over 400 years. Hear everything from the music of Gabrieli and Beethoven to up-and-coming, 25-year-old composer Kevin Day’s “Ignition.”

$10 – $32

Lunch n’ Learn: Chaplin’s Smile

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

West Michigan Symphony Presents a brown bag lunch and conversation about Masterworks.3: Chaplin’s Smile at The Block. Enjoy an hour of lively discussion with Music Director Scott Speck and special guest Philippe Quint. Those who have tickets to attend the associated West Michigan Symphony masterworks concert on Friday, March 24 will get a primer on […]

Free

TAKE3, Classical Crossover

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

With a flair for the wild and unexpected this genre-defying trio is back to combine top pop hits, Americana, and classical with rock-star charisma.

$10 – $32

Njioma Grevious, Classical Violin

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

22-year-old Njioma Grevious is happy every time she picks up the violin, whether performing at the White House or for underserved children in her native New York. This will mark her West Michigan debut, with WMS on Friday and at The Block on Saturday.

$10 – $32

Lunch n’ Learn: Mozart & Haydn

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

West Michigan Symphony Presents a brown bag lunch and conversation about Masterworks.2: Mozart & Haydn at The Block. Enjoy an hour of lively discussion with Music Director Scott Speck and special guest Njioma Grevious. Those who have tickets to attend the associated West Michigan Symphony masterworks concert on Friday, March 3 will get a primer […]

Free

Bryan Eng Trio, Piano Jazz

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Multifaceted jazz musician and actor Bryan Eng is one of his generation’s most promising young entertainers. His cool sounds and unique talents have been featured on Broadway, TV, films, commercials, and revered stages across the country.

$10 – $32

Matt Beck, Piano & Percussion

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

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?

$10 – $32

Clickity Clack Ho Ho Ho

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

What would the holidays be without our WMS brass quintet reindeer performing great music for this holiday show? Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, ‘Click Clack Ho Ho Ho’ takes us to Farmer Brown’s barn to find out what the animals are up to for Christmas… crazy things happen at this […]

$5 – $10

WMS Children’s Choir Fall Concert

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

Join us as we celebrate our WMS Children’s Choir 10th Season. Children from a four-county area come together to present our “Cover the World with Love” Concert at the West Michigan Symphony’s small performance space, The Block.

$3 – $10

Muriel Anderson, Harp Guitar

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

A rare opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring sound of this unique instrument. Anderson’s artistry embraces world music, played with a sense of grace and joy, infused with humor.

$10 – $32

Gabriela Martinez, Classical Piano

The Block 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd floor, Muskegon, MI

The New York Times praises her performances as “elegant and incisive.” On the heels of her performance with Scott Speck and WMS, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez will put The Block’s Steinway through its paces with an inspiring solo recital. PROGRAM: Missy Mazzoli Heartbreaker Reinaldo Hahn Portraits de Peintres (with spoken verses by Proust) Caroline Shaw […]

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