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January 2020

West Michigan Symphony: Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

January 31 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo!” Acoustic Guitar Music like you’ve never heard before!” is the best description of a concert with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo. From Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov to Led Zeppelin and The Police, Frank and Vinny take the audience on a journey of jaw-dropping guitar virtuosity.  Tickets are $12 for students and $29 - $66 for adults.  For more information, call…

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February 2020

John Proulx Trio, vocal jazz @TheBlock

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Saturday, February 8 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm come to The Block for “John Proulx Trio, vocal jazz!” His piano playing is hot and swinging, and his voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker.  Grand Rapids native John Proulx has performed with Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, and Marian McPartland, and won a Grammy for his song “These Golden Years,” sung by the legendary Nancy Wilson.  Tickets are $25 - $35.  Students are $10.  For more information call…

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March 2020

West Michigan Symphony: Introducing Sujari Britt

March 13 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, March 13 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Symphony presents Sujari Britt, the 17-year-old cello sensation who has been featured on The Today Show and NBC TheGrio’s “100 History Makers in the Making.” The Symphony no. 1 of William Grant Still—“The Dean of African American composers”—is widely regarded as one of the great American symphonies of all time. Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no. 1 William Grant Still: Symphony no.…

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Sujuri Britt, classical cello @TheBlock

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Saturday, March 14 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm come to The Block for “Sujuri Britt, classical cello!” On the heels of her West Michigan Symphony debut, the sensational 17-year-old Sujari Britt will fill The Block with the warmth and power of Bach, Brahms and Shostakovitch on her 1718 Neuner-Hornsteiner cello.  Tickets are $25 - $35.  Students are $10.  For more information call (231) 726-3231.

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House of Hamill, Celtic fiddle @TheBlock

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Saturday, March 28 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm come to The Block for “House of Hamill, Celtic fiddle!” Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan create exciting original jigs, reels and songs while breathing new life into traditional Irish fiddling.  Their voices are hypnotic and irresistible, their chemistry engaging and hilarious.  Tickets are $25 - $35.  Students are $10.  For more information call (231) 726-3231.

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April 2020

West Michigan Symphony Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks Family Concert

April 15 @ 7:00 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00pm, the West MI Symphony invites you to the Frauenthal Theater for the Orchestra Rocks Family Concert! It rocks, it moves, it surprises!  Be ready to experience how the orchestra rocks when the audience participates in the performance.  Do you know how to play the recorder?  Bring your recorder, and for the first time you can be part of how the WMS Orchestra ROCKS! Program: Cabaniss: Orchestra Families Introduction Verdi: “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore Stravinsky:…

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West Michigan Symphony: Mardi Gras in Muskegon

April 17 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, April 17 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Mardi Gras Muskegon!” Celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with a night of hot, steamy New Orleans jazz. The good times roll with music of New Orleans natives like Fats Domino, Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong. Join in the festivities as this party transforms into an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration with the amazing Byron Stripling leading the parade! Tickets are $12 for students and…

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May 2020

Fareed Haque & Tony Monaco, guitar & organ jazz @TheBlock

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, May 1 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm come to The Block for “Fareed Haque & Tony Monaco, guitar & organ jazz!” Virtuoso guitarist Fareed Haque returns with a new musical partner, acclaimed jazz organist Tony Monaco.  A protégé of the legendary Jimmy Smith, Tony is artist-in-residence at Hope College and a leading performer and clinician.  Their CD “Furry Slippers” reached the top 10 in Jazz Radio Airplay.  Tickets are $25 - $35.  Students are $10.  For more information call (231)…

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West Michigan Symphony: Four Seasons, Two Hemispheres

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Four Seasons, Two Hemispheres!” Vivaldi’s Four Seasons have inspired generations of concertgoers and more than a few composers. Three centuries later, the master of Argentinean tango, Astor Piazzolla, used them as the inspiration for his own Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. And in turn, the great living Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov created his own loving tribute to Piazzolla, Last Round. Golijov: Last Round Piazzolla:…

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Chee Yun, classical violin @TheBlock

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Block, 360 W. Western Ave. 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Saturday, May 16 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm come to The Block for “Chee Yun, classical violin!” Korean violinist Chee-Yun returns to Muskegon for a Friday night concerto appearance with West Michigan Symphony, followed by a rare solo appearance at The Block.  She plays a 1669 Ruggieri violin rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years!  Experience this stellar artist in a program of Franck, Stravinsky, Piazzolla and more.  Tickets are $25 - $35.  Students are $10. …

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June 2020

West Michigan Symphony: Voices of Ressurection

June 5 @ 7:30 pm
Frauenthal Center, 425 W Western Ave # 200
Muskegon, MI 49440 United States
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Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm, come to the Frauenthal Theater as the West Michigan Symphony presents “Voices of Ressurection!” The choral forces for this great work are so large that the Orchestra will literally spill out into the audience!  Mahler’s “Resurrection” is one of the greatest symphonic works of all time. Mahler: Symphony no.2 “Resurrection” Tickets are $12 for students and $25 - $62 for adults. For more information, call the box office at 231-727-8001.

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