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DeVos Performance Hall

Cirque stars celebrate the season in Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noel

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Submitted 12-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Twinkling lights on evergreen trees with presents all around. Sleigh rides on new-fallen snow, partridges in pear trees, surrounded by ladies dancing while pipers pipe and drummers drum. When you think about it, Christmas not only is the most...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops is homegrown entertainment for a hometown audience, Thursday through Sunday

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Submitted 12-04-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grinch may be down on Christmas, but the voice that sings about the Grinch is anything but. Two years ago, Justin Hopkins, brought the house down in Grand Rapids with his version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” at the Grand...

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Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus perform music that's 'unfinished, unanswered and incomplete' Friday and Saturday

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Submitted 11-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart surely must have been in love with his wife. There’s little doubt he was afraid of his father. One of the greatest prodigies in the history of music, Mozart spent his childhood traveling across Europe, performing for...

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Frank Sinatra's biggest hits come to Grand Rapids Symphony stage in 'Sinatra and Beyond,' Nov 9-11

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Submitted 11-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century as well as one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. Twenty years before fans screamed themselves hoarse at the sight of The Beatles, bobbysoxers worked...

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Leonard Bernstein protege will lead Grand Rapids Symphony in 100th birthday celebration concert

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Submitted 10-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

Leonard Bernstein, a pianist, conductor, recording artist and larger-than-life personality, almost certainly is the greatest American-born musician the world has yet seen. He composed musicals such as “West Side Story,” operettas such as...

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Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Grand Rapids Symphony for one of its greatest concerts ever

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Submitted 10-09-2018 under OPINION

DeVos Performance Hall, since it opened in 1980s, has seen many great performances by the Grand Rapids Symphony. Friday’s concert featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet under Music Director Marcelo Lehninger surely will go down in history as one of...

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One of the world's best-known, best-dressed pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, joins Symphony this weekend

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Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s concert seasons are filled with appearances with important orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and collaborations with major artists such as Renee Fleming and Sarah Chang. A familiar face on the...

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Grand Rapids Symphony bids farewell to Rich DeVos to open 2018-19 season

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Submitted 09-18-2018 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Symphony would not be the orchestra it is today were it not for Rich and Helen DeVos. Forty-five years ago, the DeVoses funded the first five full-time musicians in the Grand Rapids Symphony – two violins, a viola, a cello and a...

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Blast of Beethoven kicks off Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting 2018-19 season

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Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

  At the climax of the 2010 film “The King’s Speech,” King George VI overcomes the stutter he’s had since childhood to announce that Great Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. As Colin Firth, who portrays King George, addresses the British...

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Grand Rapids Symphony set to return to New York City's Carnegie Hall with world-famous pianist, Brazilian music

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Submitted 04-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

The old joke about the world’s most famous concert hall begins, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice,” is the answer. You also roll up your sleeves and work hard to prepare a program,...

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