Handel's Water Music on the Water
260 Dyckman Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090 (269) 637-8078
This collaborative concert between the Michigan Maritime Museum and the South Haven Performance Series celebrates the 306th anniversary of the first performance of Handel’s Water Music Suite. In 1717, newly appointed Monarch King George I commissioned George Frideric Handel to write a piece of music that could be performed from a barge on the Thames River in London. The inauguration of the piece was a lavish, festive affair as the river filled with barges. This inspiring composition will be the centerpiece of the evening concert. Other water-themed music from various eras and genres will be part of the 90-minute program. Performing the pieces will be the Alice Millar Brass, a group that began on the Northwestern University Campus and has since become the premier brass outfit in the Chicago area. The group performs under the direction of Stephen Squires.
The concert will be performed outside (or indoors in case of rain) along the beautiful waterfront of the Michigan Maritime Museum campus. The event coincides with the Museum’s year of Working Waterfronts.
Proudly sponsored in part by Edward Jones- Financial Advisor: Paul F. Hix, AAMS