Nov. 6 2013 12:00 AM

People who are tempted to come 10 minutes late to Saturday’s Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert to avoid nine minutes of exposure to 12-tone music need to spend five minutes with music director Timothy Muffitt.To Muffitt’s ear, Anton Webern’s finely wrought Symphony, Op. 21, is right in line with the evening’s big works, the bump tious Beethoven Eighth and the magisterial Mozart Requiem.

“This work is a classic,” Muffitt said. “Undisputed. It´s not like we pulled this out of somebody´s house in Hoboken. It´s an important representation of musical expression.” For a full preview of the concert, go to

Lansing Symphony Orchestra

University Chorale, MSU Choral Union, State Singers 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall $15-50 (517) 487-5001