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Grand Rapids Bach Festival gets underway with music, yoga, free events, and a $10,000 prize

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Submitted 03-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

New York City’s Trinity Church Wall Street is famous. The church founded in 1697 was the setting for the climax of the 2004 film National Treasure. Its St. Paul’s Chapel, located across the street from the World Trade Center in lower...

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Grand Rapids Symphony features International Tchaikovsky Competition medalist playing Rachmaninoff's popular Piano Concerto No. 2

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Submitted 03-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Seven years ago, pianist George Li was named a Gilmore Young Artist of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and made his debut with the Grand Rapids Symphony, performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A for the symphony’s...

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St. Cecilia Music Center Features the Benny Green Trio with 24-year-old Rising Jazz Singer Veronica Swift on March 7, 2019, the Final Jazz Series Concert of the 135th Anniversary Season

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Submitted 02-28-2019 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) features the Benny Green Trio with young rising jazz singer Veronica Swift on March 7 in the final Jazz Series concert of the 135th Anniversary season. Benny Green, a veteran of the jazz...

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The Milk Carton Kids Perform with a full band at St. Cecilia Music Center on February 28 in the Popular Acoustic Café Folk Concert Series

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Submitted 02-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) is proud to bring the Milk Carton Kids and their band to Grand Rapids on February 28, 2019 for the popular Acoustic Café Folk Series. Two-time Grammy nominees and winners of The Best Duo Group of the...

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Grand Rapids Symphony welcomes Itzhak Perlman, Olga Kern, 'Ghostbusters,' 'Up,' 'Home Alone' for 90th anniversary season

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Submitted 02-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony’s 90th anniversary season, by the numbers, could hardly be more impressive. The 2019-20 season opening in September welcomes Itzhak Perlman, one of the greatest violinists of our time, performing with the Grand Rapids...

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GR Pops welcomes trumpeter Byron Stripling for a blast of ragtime, blues and 'all that jazz' Friday through Sunday

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Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

The great jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong spent his life traveling the world as an ambassador for the musical form that’s America’s greatest contribution to the arts. Trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling has lived a similar life, performing...

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iBall 2019

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Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology will host iBall 2019 and share the community’s commitment to WMCAT’s collective work to provide equitable access to opportunity. iBall 2019 will transform the exciting downtown venue, 20...

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings multi-talented Jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco and his Quartet "The People" to Grand Rapids February 7

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Submitted 01-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will bring Multi-talented Jazz Musician Joey DeFrancesco and his quartet “The People” to Grand Rapids on February 7, 2019. DeFrancesco is a four time Grammy®...

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Grand Rapids Symphony welcomes Spanish guitarist, Grand Rapids Ballet for a weekend of Spanish and Latin American Music

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Submitted 01-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

Astor Piazzolla, who is to the tango what John Philip Sousa is to the march, grew up in Argentina, playing tangos on the bandoneon, an instrument related to the accordion. Determined to become a serious composer of classical music, Piazzolla spent a...

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Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates 89th birthday with music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

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Submitted 01-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

In the 1920s, there really were only two ways to hear music. Commercial radio, which made its debut in the early 1920s, was still in its infancy. You could listen to 3 ½ minutes’ worth of music on a 10-inch 78 rpm record before you had...

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