Southwest Michigan’s fifth summer series most ambitious yet

Posted on: July 25, 2012

Monday (7/23) on the Lake Michigan Shore (Munster, IN) site, Philip Potempa writes, “Sue Rue, executive director for Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, loves the connection between movies and music. Popcorn optional, it’s just one of the reasons she’s eager for the next string of programming for Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 Water’s Edge Summer Music Series. ‘We are featuring the most diverse lineup in the series’ history, and that includes “The Reel Score,” a concert featuring the orchestra performing memorable scores from popular films and a performance by Jeans ‘n Classics featuring the music of Queen,’ says Rue, who lives in St. Joseph and has been in her position for five years. Now in its fifth season, she says the Water’s Edge Summer Music Series has become one of Southwest Michigan’s most popular summertime events. … With a 62-year history, she says the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra is composed of 60 musicians who live throughout the area, ranging from Grand Rapids to South Bend to Chicago. The orchestra is conducted by Maestro Robin Fountain, now in his seventh season. He is the man Rue credits with ‘a transformation of the orchestra’s repertoire and scope,’ and the reason the orchestra now boasts a summer series and a choral partnership with the Citadel/Symphony Chorus.”

Posted July 25, 2012