The Shoreline Symphony and three chamber music ensembles will present a joint performance on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m. at Muskegonís Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), 1011 2nd Street.
Highlights will include Franz Schubertís Symphony No. 5; Eugene Gigoutís Grand Choeur Dialogue for brass choir, organ and timpani; and works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert is free of charge.
The Rev. Diane Gordon, senior pastor of Muskegon CUMC, welcomes the musical ensembles. CUMC is committed to being a positive presence in our community. In addition to her ecumenical duties, Gordon also plays first violin in the Shoreline Symphony.
Established in Sept. 2012, the Shoreline Symphony is celebrating its first season of creating quality classical music for Muskegon area audiences. Led by founding director S. Annette Jurcevic, the Shoreline Symphony brings together professional and amateur musicians who play alongside students and faculty from several area colleges and universities. It is the only all-volunteer orchestra in the Muskegon area to include woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings.
Two chamber ensembles from within the West Michigan Concert WINDS will also play in the performance. A brass choir with timpani and organ will play the celebratory Grand Choeur Dialogue by Eugene Gigout. A 15-piece chamber ensemble, conducted by Gail A. Brechting, will perform Five Short Pieces for Wind Ensemble by Ludwig van Beethoven, edited by H. Robert Reynolds.
The Quintessential Quartet, the top chamber music ensemble from Fremont High School, will play the ďAllegroĒ movement from Mozartís String Quartet No. 18 in A Major. The quartet is coached by Annette Jurcevic. This is its first Muskegon performance.