Symphony offers free concert
Jul 29, 2012
The concert will feature compositions by such popular composers as Bartok, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius, patriotic favorites such as "The Star Spangled Banner" and “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and selections from Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Suite." A pre-concert Instrument Petting Zoo for children begins at 6:15 p.m. before both concerts and is also free of charge. Children will have the opportunity to handle and play instruments from each of the four instrument families, strings, brass, woodwind and percussion. Staff will be on hand to help children with the instruments and answer questions. Part of the symphony’s educational and community outreach program, the Petting Zoo is a fun and interactive way for children to explore and learn about the various musical instruments. “The West Michigan Symphony is committed to sharing live symphonic music with the region and raising awareness and appreciation for this music in both children and adults,” said Music Director Scott Speck. “Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are once again able to provide free summer concerts this year. The relaxed environment of the outdoor venues is especially wonderful for adults and children to experience the Symphony.” The concert will be at Mill Point Park in Spring Lake. The park is located at the end of School Street, south off of M-104. The concert will be sponsored by the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the Marion A. and Ruth K. Sherwood Family Fund.