live music

Cinematic Shostakovich and 'optimistic, absolutely stunning' music by Mozart come to Grand Rapids Symphony stage

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Submitted 01-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Dmitri Shostakovich was one of the most subversive composers in the history of music who lived to tell the tale. Under orders from the communist regime to produce a piece commemorating a peasant uprising against Tsar Nicholas II of Russia,...

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates Christmas with new sights and sounds, unexpected surprises at Holiday Pops

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Submitted 12-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

December is the time of year for decorating, baking, shopping and spending time with friends and family. It’s also one of the best times of the year for celebrating with the gift of music. Enjoy the holidays with timeless music and much more...

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Two women, Grammy winning conductor and African-American violinist, join Grand Rapids Symphony for music by Prokofiev and more, Nov. 15-16

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Submitted 11-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

In the world of Classical Music, fewer women than men are major soloists on violin or piano. Even fewer women hold posts as conductors or music directors. Fewest of all are the number of women whose music is performed regularly in the concert hall....

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates 25 years of Picnic Pops with fireworks and patriotic music, July 11-12

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Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

Twenty-five years ago, on the hills of Cannonsburg Ski Area, several thousand gathered for an evening’s entertainment. The ski lift was still. Not a flake of snow covered the ground. In fact, it was a scorching hot summer’s day for the...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger's mother, pianist Sonia Goulart, joins orchestra for Chopin and Brahms

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Submitted 05-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Some pregnant women will make a special effort to listen to classical music in hopes of inducing the “Mozart Effect” on their child-to-be. All Sonia Goulart had to do was go about her normal daily life. The Brazilian pianist taught music...

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Grand Rapids Pops plays the great musical themes from 'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek,' 'Lord of the Rings' and more, May 10-12

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Submitted 05-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

At Disneyland, the grand opening of Galaxy Edge’s theme park, complete with new music, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite, by John Williams, is just weeks away. In Grand Rapids, you can get your Star Wars fix in DeVos Hall this...

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates women with music composed by women, featuring a female trombone soloist

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Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

Casual fans of classical music sometimes wonder about such terms as “concerto.” Generally speaking, it’s a piece for a featured soloist plus orchestra. If you want to drill down a little further, it’s a showpiece for a...

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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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Hours after winning Grand Rapids Bach Festival's $10,000 Keller Award, singer makes unexpected debut at 12th biennial festival

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Submitted 03-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

Singers competing for the Linn Maxwell Keller Distinguished Bach Musician Award were promised not only a $10,000 prize to encourage and promote their careers, but also the possibility of a future engagement with the Grand Rapids...

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