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

by (GRSymphony)

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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Firebird Soars

by (John Kissane)

Submitted 10-19-2019 under OPINION

If ballet is the art of translating music into movement, the first piece in Grand Rapid Ballet's powerful Firebird was pure ballet. TItled Mozart Symphony, it translated lively, elegantly wrought music into graceful motion,...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Mozart, Mahler & Marcelo

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under

Gustav Mahler's popular Fifth Symphony, with its sentimental, musical love letter to his wife, Alma, is in the spotlight with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, one of many he wrote for himself to play to dazzle the audiences...

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Classical Revolution GR hosts Chamber Music party

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 09-23-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

For any live music fan the following is a familiar setting: In a darkened bar the musicians take the stage and begin tuning their instruments, there is a perceptible electricity to the air as drinks are flowing and the crowd chatters in excited...

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