Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra Concert Nov. 18 at Frauenthal Center

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The Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra, as part of Muskegon Community College’s Downtown Live Concert Series, will perform selections around the theme of “Water Music” on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave.

Tickets, which are $8 for adults and $2 for student and children, may be purchased at the Frauenthal Center Box Office or online at

Directed by Philip David DeYoung, the orchestra will perform:

  • The Hebrides Overture, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave) by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Selections from Water Music Suites Nos. 1 & 2 by George Frideric Handel – 1. Overture – Largo – Allegro, 6. Air, 8. Bourrée, 12. Alla Hornpipe, and 15. Bourrée
  • The Sea Hawk Suite for Orchestra by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, arr. by Brubaker
  • Water Reflections by Yukiko Nishimura
  • Russian Sailors’ Dance from The Red Poppy by Reinhold Gliére

The Muskegon Area Honors Orchestra is comprised of 48 students from 10 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.

The high schools represented by the 2018-19 musicians include: Fremont, Grand Haven, Mona Shores, Montague, North Muskegon, Pentwater, Ravenna, Reeths-Puffer, Spring Lake and Tri-County.

For more information, contact the MCC Arts and Humanities Office at (231) 777-0324.