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2016 Series Concerts


The summer concerts of the South Haven Performance Series are presented at the air-conditioned First United Methodist Church, 429 Michigan Ave. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Students are always admitted free. Tickets are sold on the evening of the concert.
Friday, June 24
Axiom Brass Quintet

The second concert of the season will feature the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet on Friday, June 24. Internationally recognized for their groundbreaking programming, the quintet’s repertoire ranges from jazz and Latin music to string quartet transcriptions, as well as original compositions for brass quintet. In 2012 they became the first Brass Quintet to win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs (Ohio) Competition. That same year they became the first American ensemble to win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany. The quintet is familiar to western Michigan audiences having performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony in 2015. Learn more about the Axiom Brass Quintet

Friday, July 29
Leslie Tung Fortepiano

The classic fortepiano, the instrument favored by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven, will be featured in a concert by Leslie Tung of the Kalamazoo College music faculty on Friday, July 29. Professor Tung’s instrument is a five-octave fortepiano based on the c. 1795 instrument of Munich builder Johan Lodewijk Dulcken which currently is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Tung’s has presented concerts throughout this country as well as in Austria, Belgium, China, Hong Kong, and Germany. He has appeared at over 30 colleges and universities, most recently as Distinguished Guest Artist at the University of Memphis School of Music, as soloist at the Conservatoire National de Région Chabrier, France and guest artist at the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong.Learn more about Leslie Tung

Friday, August 26
Pianist Andrew Le and Violinist Jennifer Walvoord
The final concert of the summer portion of the Series will feature the husband-wife duo of violinist Jennifer Walvoord and pianist Andrew Le on Friday, August 26. In addition to being active recitalists, Jennifer and Andrew are the Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Festival in Saugatuck. Jennifer is also concertmaster with the West Michigan Symphony. She is a graduate of Hope College and received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Born in Vietnam, Andrew is an associate professor of music at Hope College. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received the Doctor of Music Arts degree from The Juilliard School.Learn more about Jennifer Walvoord / Learn more about Andrew Le
Fall Concert
The traditional Fall concert of the South Haven Performance Series will be announced at a later date.