Ochestra at Williams Auditorium
The Music Center at Ferris State University!

Music performance opportunities at Ferris State University are designed to supplement and enrich the lives of students by assisting them in making the transition from the high school musical setting to the world of adult amateur musical ensembles. FSU students can continue to develop their musical skills and be prepared for a rewarding musical "life after college" by participating in Ferris musical ensembles that include both university students and members of the community - the format of the majority of community ensembles throughout the country. In this way, we aspire to inspire all FSU students to continue to enrich their lives and the lives of others as active performers of music - for life!


Ferris State University

presents its annual



The FSU West Central Chamber Orchestra

49th Concert Season

Dr. Richard Scott Cohen, Musical Director


4:00 p.m.  •  Sunday  •  November 15, 2015

G. Mennen Williams Auditorium  •  Ferris State University


Free Admission!

For assistance with attending these events, please call:  (231) 591-3676



This year’s Fall Orchestra Concertfeatures a great variety of pieces, from classics by Mozart and Bach; to music from England, Italy and France; to modern American pieces, including the world premier of “Serenade for Strings” by retired FSU professor, Marshall Williams!



Suite No. 3, by J.S. Bach

Brook Green Suite, by Holst

Quartet for Strings, by Mozart

Artemis Rising by Jeffrey Bishop

Serenade for Strings by Marshall Williams

Music from “The Barber of Seville,” by Rossini



Ferris State University’s West Central Chamber Orchestra is in its 49th Concert Season.  It is comprised of talented musicians from the area, including Ferris State University students and adult community members.  The orchestra presents a series of diverse programs throughout the academic year, and is sponsored by Ferris State University as part of its “Music for Life!” program.

For more information on music courses and performance opportunities, please contact:


Ferris State University
1030 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2501

On Main Campus next to FLITE and the Carillon Bell Tower