Magic and Mystery


Preceding each concert, Shoreline Symphony Director Annette Jurcevic talks about the music, the composers, and the connections between their lives and their creative inspirations.

Don't miss these energetic, humorous discussions!

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The power of destiny

Saturday, November 18

Concert:  7:00 p.m.

Pre-concert chat:  6:30 p.m.


Fate is “knocking at the door” as the Shoreline Symphony plays its first concert in the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.  The central work on the program is Beethoven’s well-known Symphony No. 5.  Additional selections include the overture to Verdi's opera, La forza del destino (The Power of Destiny), and Schicksalslied by Brahms, featuring the Muskegon Chamber Choir. 


Sunday, March 18

Concert:  4:00 p.m.

Pre-concert chat:  3:30 p.m.


If your dreams had soundtracks, what would they sound like?  What about your nightmares?

Composers have written music about dreams of every kind: waking and sleeping, peaceful and creepy, lucid and murky.  The Shoreline Symphony brings these fanciful ideas to life:

  • film music from Requiem for a Dream (2000) and The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  • tone poems by Elgar (Dream Children), Nielsen (Gunnar's Dream), and Czibulka (Love's Dream after the Ball)
  • music to accompany Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream -- versions by both Mendelssohn and Purcell
  • short selections from operas by Humperdinck (Hansel and Gretel) and Arensky (Dream of the Volga)

Guest artist Martha Waldvogel-Warren joins the Shoreline Symphony for this event. Her harp will transport you into a musical dreamland...




Thursday, June 7

Concert:  7:00 p.m.

Pre-concert chat:  6:30 p.m.


This family-friendly event will enchant you!  The bewitching power of witches and sorcerers is heard in our music and seen live on stage as young actors join us in performing:

  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas
  • the magical broomstick "Nimbus 2000" from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • three dances: "Infernal Dance" from Stravinsky's The Firebird, "Ritual Fire Dance" from de Falla's El Amor Brujo, and "Devil's Dance" from the film The Witches of Eastwick
  • a witches' celebration: "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky
  • the tale of a witch's vengeance: The Noon Witch by Dvorak