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Community Artist Series Events

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Making the performing arts accessible to Grand Haven and the surrounding communities. All events are free and open to the public.

 A Note from the Community Artist
and Speaker Series Committee

As we work to reestablish and rebuild our relationships with one another, the performing arts and conversations related to our physical and mental health and well-being seem to be of utmost importance. Immersing ourselves in Art serves to remind us that beauty, aesthetics, and empathy form a core triad that connect us with one another. There is no question that music can act as a universal language that truly binds us together in a common experience. Providing timely information on something as important has mental health services available in our own community is a another example of a tool that can be used to help us heal.  It is our hope that this season’s Community Artist and Speaker Series will fill your souls and help heal your minds and hearts. As always, thank you for yourcontinued support.

Sincerely yours,
Eric Snyder, Chair, The Community Artist and Speaker Series Committee

Dual-Art Piano/Organ Duo
September 25, 2022       4:00 p.m.

Dual-Art, a collaboration between Tyler Kivel on the piano and Nicholas Schmelter on the organ, has performed at significant venues and among major concert series in the United States and Canada. The ensemble has realized creative new orchestrations of selections by Anderson, Debussy, Grainger, Lutoslawski, Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, and Shostokovich. Among its goals, the duo aims to bring music to diverse demographics and rural communities.


Spooktacular Organ Concert
October 30, 2022       4:00 p.m.

Dress up in your Halloween best and join us for an afternoon of spooky and fun organ music!

Artists from West Michigan participate in a frighteningly delightful program oforgan music that is sure to entertain kids and parents alike. Classical, popular and Broadway hits will be featured.

Questions About Mental Health Services?
Join Us for a Panel Discussion with Local Experts
November 13, 2022       4:00 p.m.

Participants include Lynne Doyle, Ottawa County Community Mental Health; Jess Hauser-Brydon, School Social Worker; and Sarah Lewakowski, Executive Director of Mosaic Counseling. We are hosting a moderated discussion to share information about, and answer your questions related to, mental health services available to us in West Michigan. Watch the video of the discussion here.

Shoreline Community Orchestra
“Sounds of the Season” Concert
December 11, 2022       4:00 p.m.

The Shoreline Community Orchestra is celebrating its 10th season of creating quality classical music for Muskegon area audiences. The Shoreline Community Orchestra brings together professional and amateur musicians who play alongside students and faculty from several area colleges and universities. The non-profit organization is the only all-volunteer orchestra in the Muskegon area to include woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings.

The orchestra, along with some chamber ensembles, are happy to spread some holiday joy!

Geneva Choir & Friends
December 18, 2022       4:00 p.m.

The FPGH Geneva Choir, Carillon Hand Bell Ringers, and guest musicians, are performing and hosting a seasonal concert with audience participation. Bring your family and friends and help us celebrate the holidays. For added fun, prizes will be awarded to the best and the worst holiday-themed sweaters!


Ruth & Max Bloomquist
January 15, 2023       4:00 p.m.

Don’t miss this chance to see these musical local legends! Celebrating over 45 years of making music together, Ruth’s award winning abilities as a songwriter and singer are accented by Max’s harmony and touch on the upright bass. With influences of folk, bluegrass, and country, they have created a heart touching, audience pleasing acoustic Americana that is all their own. Ruth’s trademark rich alto is unmistakable, and her songs evoke images and emotions common to us all.

AGO Young Organist Audrey Thomas

March 19, 2023       4:00 p.m.

As the Director of Sacred Music at Our Lady of the Lake in Holland, Michigan, Audrey oversees and directs the sacred music at all parish liturgies. She leads the OLL choirs, rehearses with cantors and instrumentalists, and helps with the musical planning for weddings and funerals. Audrey works with school cantors for the Corpus Christi Catholic School weekly Mass and teaches on topics related to sacred music.

Schlitz Creek
May 7, 2023       4:00 p.m.

Back for their third appearance at FPGH, Schlitz Creek performs a unique variety of bluegrass music that cannot be classified as strictly traditional or progressive. While their repertoire includes standard bluegrass tunes, the band also surprises and delights with selections from the Monkees, Bob Seger, the Beatles, Kenny Rogers, Jerry Reed, and Merle Haggard.  Don’t miss the hot pickin’ and smooth vocal harmonizations of the Schlitz Creek Bluegrass Band.

Organ Recital: Rob Hlebinsky
June 4, 2023       4:00 p.m.

Rob Hlebinsky is the organist at First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven and performs a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional repertoire. Please join us for what will be a lively and entertaining recital.





June 5
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


First Presbyterian Church
508 Franklin Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417 United States
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