Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series

This series features outstanding artist-faculty performances of chamber music focusing on well-known timeless composers from around the world.

2020/2021 Season Performances


“Lift Every Voice,” Celebrating Black Composers

10/12 Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Free online event

A tribute to Black composers around the world and through the centuries. The program illustrates the wide range of contributions of Black composers from a classical violin and piano sonata, to saxophone and piano, ragtime, arias and spirituals, and of course, America’s music – Jazz.

The entire West Circle Series is sponsored by Joanne and Bill Church who are joined by concert sponsors Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D and Thomas V. O’Halloran, Ph.D, Byron and Dee Cook, April Clobes and Glen Brough, and Andrea Wulf in supporting this event.


Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven—250 Years

12/7 Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Free online event

At 250 years of age, no one deserves a celebration more than Ludwig van Beethoven, for his ever-present impact on the music world. Works include Trio in B-flat Major written for clarinet, cello and piano and Septet in E-flat Major written for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and bass.

The entire West Circle Series is sponsored by Joanne and Bill Church who are joined by concert sponsors Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowment for Chamber Music, and Mike and Midge Morrow in supporting this event.


Happy Birthday Mozart!

1/25 Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Date, time and venue are under evaluation. This event may be presented online. 

West Circle Series invites you to 11th annual celebration of Mozart’s birthday.

The entire West Circle Series is sponsored by Joanne and Bill Church.


A Celebration of Women Composers

4/19 Monday.
Date, time and venue are under evaluation. This event may be presented online. 

Details about composer, works and MSU artists to come.

The entire West Circle Series is sponsored by Joanne and Bill Church.