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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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Folk Icon singer/songwriter Judy Collins returns to St. Cecilia Music Center on October 20, 2019

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Submitted 10-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will bring folk icon and singer/songwriter Judy Collins to Grand Rapids on October 20, 2019. Judy Collins has inspired audiences with her sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life...

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Make It Take It: A Creative Happy Hour at WMCAT

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Submitted 09-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

Treat yourself to an evening of fun and creativity – all while supporting equitable access to opportunity for families. Join WMCAT for our adults-only creative happy hour, Make It Take It, on Thursday, October 17 from 6-9 pm for...

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Multi-Award Winning Country Music Artist Lee Ann Womack Kicks Off St. Cecilia Music Center's 2019/2020 Concert Season - Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Submitted 09-09-2019 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will kick off their dynamic 2019/2020 concert season with the award-winning country music artist Lee Ann Womack on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Womack has earned six Country Music...

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Girls Choral Academy Expands Grandville Avenue Girls Choir into Burton Middle School

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Submitted 09-09-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Girls Choral Academy’s Grandville Avenue Girls Choir is celebrating its 20th season this year by expanding into Burton Middle School. The Grandville Avenue Girls Choir was started in 1999 as a free, after-school program for girls in...

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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 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

by (GRSymphony)

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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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

by (GRSymphony)

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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