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Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus

Grammy Award winner from West Michigan joins Grand Rapids Symphony and Choruses for massive Mahler Symphony No. 3

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Submitted 04-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

Michelle DeYoung, a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, was born in Grand Rapids into a musical family while her father was studying at Calvin Theological Seminary to become a minister. Growing up in Colorado, DeYoung followed in the footsteps...

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Grand Rapids Bach Festival is grand and glorious under inspired leadership of new artistic director Julian Wachner

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Submitted 03-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

Linn Maxwell Keller founded the Grand Rapids Bach Festival to give her community the entertainment and enlightenment of experiencing music by the greatest composer in the history of Western Classical Music. Before her death in 2016, the mezzo...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Mary Tuuk ready to make her passion for music her profession as President

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Submitted 11-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

Mary Tuuk has spent a long career in banking for Fifth Third Bank and in retail with Meijer, Inc. Away from the office, the greatest passion for the singer with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus has been music. Now, she’s about to make her...

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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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Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops ushers in the most wonderful time of the year

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Submitted 12-06-2016 under OPINION

When the holidays beckon, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a musician. It’s even better to be in the audience at the Grand Rapids Pops. The weather outside wasn’t frightful, but the music sure was delightful for...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's David Lockington returns to DeVos Hall for marvelous debut as Music Director Laureate

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Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

Every concert the Grand Rapids Symphony gives in DeVos Performance Hall is planned a long time in advance. One year ago, when the orchestra prepared the program for this week’s concerts, it was a natural fit to give the world premiere of a...

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