Events that take place around the Muskegon Area
|Event Date||11-17-2019 1:00 pm|
|Event End Date||11-17-2019 2:00 pm|
The Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra, as part of Muskegon Community College’s Downtown Live Concert Series, performs its “Music of the Russian Composers” concert on Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave.
Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $2 for student and children, may be purchased at the Frauenthal Center Box Office or online at https://startickets.com/events/item/mcc-downtown-live-mcc-honors-orchestra
Directed by Philip David DeYoung, the orchestra will perform:
“Ruslan and Ludmila Overture” by Mikhail Glinka
“Ruslan and Ludmila” is an opera in five acts composed by Mikhail Glinka between 1837 and 1842. The opera is based on the 1820 poem of the same name by Aleksandr Pushkin.
“Finnish Sketches, op. 89” by Alexander Glazunov
Glazunov was attracted late in his career to the people and legends of Karelia in eastern Finland, a Grand Duchy within the Russian Empire but possessing considerable self-rule. The Kalevala is a national epic poem of Finland, written in the 19th century and based on old oral traditions. A traditional eight-syllable melody was used to sing the Finnish poem and is the basis of the first part of the composition. The second movement is also based on a simple theme, although it is interrupted for a quotation of the Lutheran hymn "A Mighty Fortress."
“Elegy for String Orchestra” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky's Elegy in G major, originally entitled “A Grateful Greeting,” was written in November 1884 for the 50th jubilee celebration of the veteran actor Ivan Samarin.
“Salvation is Created, op.25, no.5” by Pavel Chesnokov, arr. DeYoung
Chesnokov was a prolific Imperial Russian and Soviet composer of more than 400 sacred works, the most notable being “Salvation is Created.” Published in 1913, the work was inspired by Psalm 74.
“Symphony No. 1 in D Major, op.25” by Sergei Prokofiev, III. Gavotte
The 1918 work is written in loose imitation of the style of Haydn and is widely known as the Classical Symphony, a name given to it by the composer. One of the first neoclassical compositions, it has become one of Prokofiev’s most popular works.
“Chanson triste in G minor” by Vasily Kalinnikov
Kalinnikov was a Russian composer who imbued his works with characteristics of folksong. “Chanson triste in G minor” was written for piano in 1893.
“Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky arr. Rimsky-Korsakov
The works is a series of compositions by Mussorgsky and inspired by Russian literary works and legend. The composer created a musical picture in 1867 of a witches' sabbath occurring on St. John's Eve (June 23). In 1886, five years after Mussorgsky's death, Rimsky-Korsakov published an arrangement of the work, described as a "fantasy for orchestra,” that achieved lasting fame. Leopold Stokowski’s version was used in Walt Disney’s animated 1940 film “Fantasia.”
The Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra is comprised of students from area high schools, homeschooled students, and Muskegon Community College students. The orchestra provides these young individuals with performance and musical experiences that go above and beyond that of their regular high school or youth orchestra settings.
Participating students have the opportunity of earning college credit during their time with the ensemble and receive regular instruction from exemplary section coaches. They are exposed to literature carefully selected from the standard orchestral repertoire, as well as challenging new works.
For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324.
|Event Date||11-17-2019 3:00 pm|
|Individual Price||Tickets, which are $10 for adults and $2 for student and children, may be purchased at the Frauenthal Center Box Office or online at https://startickets.com/events/item/mcc-downtown-live-mcc-honors-orchestra|
Nov. 15: 7:30pm
Nov. 16: 7:30pm
Nov. 17: 3:00pm
Nov. 21: 7:30pm *please note, there was an error published in the marketing materials. The show on Nov. 28 is scheduled for Nov. 21.
Nov. 22: 7:30pm
Nov. 23: 7:30pm
Nov. 24: 3:00pm
Nov. 29: 7:30pm
Nov. 30: 7:30pm
Dec. 1: 3:00pm
The Academy Award-winning composer Michel Legrand has teamed with Sheldon Harnick, one of the theatre’s most celebrated Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning librettists, and the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s prophetic Christmas Eve is reborn. From the pages of Dickens comes this scintillating musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic that continues to touch hearts and minds the world over. This universal story is ultimately one of family and conscience, of desperation and regret and second chances.
Single Tickets on Sale Sept. 4, 2019 11am
|Event Date||11-17-2019 3:00 pm|
|Individual Price||Tickets: $26.50|
Tickets: $10.00 Adults; $2.00 Seniors & Students
MCC Downtown Live Concert Series Begins 2019-20 Season in October
The Downtown Live Concert Series at the Frauenthal Center, 426 W. Western Ave., begins its second season in October 2019 and will feature every Muskegon Community College music ensemble, as well as the West Michigan Concert WINDS which is affiliated with MCC. The 10-concert series continues through April 2020.
Some of the musical selections this season are based upon the 2019 Arts and Humanities Festival (ahFest) theme of “Hope.”
The Downtown Live featured musical groups are:
- College Singers: The College’s full soprano, alto, tenor, and bass (SATB) chorus features MCC students and community members performing a wide variety of the choral repertoire. The Singers are under the Direction of Nicholas Palmer.
- Collegiates: An audition-based select SATB vocal group, the Collegiates perform a wide range of musical genres from the 17th century to modern contemporary works for small vocal ensemble. The Collegiates are under the direction of Nicholas Palmer.
- MCC Wind Ensemble: Conducted by Daniel M. Meyers and entering its ninth year, the Wind Ensemble is comprised of MCC students, both music majors and non-music majors, interested in preparing and performing advanced wind band literature.
- MCC Jazz Ensemble: Comprised of MCC students, the Jazz Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary big-band jazz repertoire.
- MCC Honors Orchestra: Conducted by Philip DeYoung, the Honors Orchestra is a symphony orchestra for MCC students, as well as advanced high school students, performing standard orchestral works of the symphony orchestra.
- West Michigan WINDS: An adult community concert band celebrating its 41st anniversary this concert season, the WINDS has been affiliated with MCC since 1993. Music Director and Conductor Gail Brechting is in her 24th year leading the WINDS. The band has performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016 and in England, Ireland, Wales, Austria, and Germany.
DOWNTOWN LIVE CONCERT SERIES 2019-2020 SEASON SCHEDULE
Oct. 4, 2019 – West Michigan Concert WINDS presents “A Celtic Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center
Oct. 16, 2019 – MCC Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble present “Hope in Music” at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater
Nov. 3, 2019 – MCC Collegiates and College Singers will perform “Music Inspired by Hope” at 3 p.m. in the Beardsley Theater
Nov. 17, 2019 – MCC Honors Orchestra presents “Music of the Russian Composers” at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater
Nov. 23, 2019 – West Michigan Concert WINDS present “Superheroes & Princesses” at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center with special guests, the West Michigan Symphony Children’s Choir
Dec. 9, 2019 – “All MCC Holiday Celebration” features the MCC Wind and Jazz Ensembles, the Collegiates, The College Singers and small group performances by students and faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater
Feb. 23, 2020 – “MCC Music Spectacular” features MCC winds, percussion, vocals and strings – from soloists to large ensembles at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater
March 21, 2020 – West Michigan Concert WINDS will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center
April 19, 2020 – MCC Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater
April 19, 2020 – The MCC College Singers, Collegiates, and MCC Honors Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Frauenthal Theater.
|Event Date||11-17-2019 3:00 pm|
|Individual Price||Tickets: $10.00 Adults; $2.00 Seniors & Students|