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FRAUENTHAL CENTER for the Performing Arts 425 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, MI 49440 (231) 727-8001 Box Office Hours: 11am- 6pm Monday thru Friday, and two hours prior to every show until ½ hour after the show begins.

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About MCCA

History of MCCA

For 87 years the Muskegon Community Concert Association has been supporting the cultural and aesthetic growth of our city by providing a dynamic spectrum of internationally known artists in the best possible performance milieu.

The Muskegon Civic Music Association, established in 1923, was part of a national organization established according to the Civic Music Plan, begun by Miss Dema E. Harsilbarger of Chicago.

The Civic Music Plan emerged to promote the progress and appreciation of music through civic activities showcasing fine artists while affording local audiences a sense of artistic ownership. This plan continues today in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, serving millions of members through the universal language of the performing arts..

Headquartered initially in the Beerman Music House, the Civic Music Association was endorsed first by the Muskegon Women's Club in 1922 and, over the years, was headquartered at various locations within the community. The Association continued under the auspices of the National Broadcasting Corporation and Columbia Broadcasting until 1958, when the current Muskegon Community Concert Association was established and headquartered in the Y.M.C.A.

Concerts originally were held at Muskegon High School in the Hackley Manual Training Center auditorium, subsequently in the outstanding high school auditorium. From 1979 to the present time, all performances have been held in the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. It was on the occasion of the grand renovation and reopening of the historic Frauenthal Theater, the place where the Association's Board of Directors and countless artists pursue a joint mission, that the Muskegon Community Concert Association first celebrated its history of service.

Representative of the wide range of artists presented over the years is the following group: Empire Brass Quintet, Christopher Parkening, Russian State Chorus, New York Theatre Ballet, Royal Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, London String Quartet, Ezio Pinza, Mischa Elman, Chicago Symphony, Isaac Stern, Detroit Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Vienna Boys’ Choir, Robert Shaw Chorale, Solisti Di Zagreb, and the NewYork Brass Quintet.

The desire of MCCA to present only the best performances has historically been an excellent fit with the Muskegon area and its unusually high standards of music quality and performance. The 2009-2010 season upholds Muskegon Community Concerts’ position as the arts value leader of the community.

We thank members and donors for contributing to almost ninety years of performing arts excellence and appreciation.

*MCCA subscribers are urged to contribute historically relevant MCCA memorabilia to the archival program. Please contact Kent Krive at 231-744-8426 or

**to pronounce correctly, start with the German “frau” (as in “how”)