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'Bach and Beyond' opens Grand Rapids Symphony's Great Eras series Friday and Saturday

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 10-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

Johann Sebastian Bach, of all the great composers of classical music, reigns supreme. Yet the composer that Beethoven called “the immortal god of harmony” had his favorite composers as well. When Bach happened upon a Concerto for Oboe...

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Cécile McClorin Salvant

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under

Cécile performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French - her native language, as...

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Langhorne Slim

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 10-24-2016 under

American singer-songwriter, Langhorne began to gain public notice through several years of touring with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. His song "Electric Love Letter" was chosen...

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Rene' Marie

by (Stcecilia)

Submitted 03-04-2015 under

Grammy Nominated René Marie is a songwriter and jazz vocalist. She has released four albums on the St. Louis-based Maxjazz label, the second of which (Vertigo) was awarded a coronet ranking by The Penguin Guide to Jazz, a distinction given to less...

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[REVIEW] The Bad Plus at Royce Auditorium

by (royerd)

Submitted 12-04-2010 under OPINION

The avant-garde trio The Bad Plus (Ethan Iverson, piano; Reid Anderson, bass; Dave King, drums) opened their set at St. Cecilia's Royce Auditorium Thursday night with Igor Stravinsky’s “Apollo” and encored to enthusiastic...

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