Postponed: Behind Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Presented by Scott Speck and Foley Schuler

Music Director Scott Speck and Blue Lake Public Radio on-air host Foley Schuler team up to share their passion for Mahler’s great “Resurrection” Symphony

Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” is one of the biggest and most ambitious artistic undertakings of all time. Under the leadership of Music Director Scott Speck, West Michigan Symphony will present this great work on the final concert of its 80th Anniversary Season at 7:30pm Friday, June 5 at Muskegon’s Frauenthal Center. “People find this work literally life-changing,” said Scott Speck. “I can’t stress this enough: mark your calendars for June 5 and be there.” In order to help audiences prepare for the experience, Speck is teaming up with fellow Mahlerphile Foley Schuler of Blue Lake Public Radio for a public presentation on the work. The two will walk audiences through the piece movement by movement, unpacking the music and sharing their insights. The musical forces for Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony are so large that the combined Orchestra and Chorus—a total of nearly 200 musicians—will literally spill off the stage of the Frauenthal Center into the audience. The Frauenthal crew will be removing the first four rows of seats and moving everyone in the audience back in order to make room.

Behind Mahler’s Resurrection, the free presentation by Scott Speck and Foler Schuler, will take place at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at The Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry Street, in Montague.

Additional presentations at other area locations will be announced in the near future. A recorded podcast by Scott Speck is available on the WMS website at

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