Pianist couple to join W. Mich. Symphony for Feb. concerts

Married pianist couple Per Tengstrand and Shan-shan Sun will join the West Michigan Symphony for two Masterworks concert performances and a special fundraiser in February.
Jan 27, 2012


The “Carnival of the Animals” performances will feature Respighi’s “The Birds,” Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings,” and Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.”

The performances will be held at the Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

The Saturday matinee is designed with families in mind and will feature pre-concert family activities from 12:45-1:45 p.m. — including the hands-on “instrument petting zoo,” a magical clown, special treats and surprise guests. The pre-concert activities are free. 

Student concert tickets are $5 and can be ordered by calling 231-726-3231, ext. 23. They are not available online.

While in West Michigan, Tengstrand and Sun will conduct a master class with local and regional piano students on Feb. 3 in the Frauenthal Theater.

The couple will also perform an intimate recital on Feb. 4 as a fundraiser for WMS. The recital, “Two Pianos, Two Pianists,” will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and recital at 7 p.m., followed by dinner. Seating is limited. For more information on this black-tie-optional event, call Rita Smith at 231-726-3231, ext. 23.

Individual tickets can be purchased by calling the West Michigan Symphony ticket office at 231-726-3231. Single tickets may be purchased online at www.westmichigansymphony.org; in person at the West Michigan Symphony Ticket Office, Suite 409 (fourth floor) in the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon; or by calling the WMS ticket office.


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