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Grand Rapids Pops brings 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' to DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, Saturday

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Harry Potter has a magic that resonates across locations and generations, and this weekend the magic will leap from movie theaters to DeVos Performance Hall in one flick of a wand.  Last season, the Grand Rapids Pops brought the Harry Potter...

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Grand Rapids Symphony opens season with celebrated violinist Sarah Chang and Ravel's Bolero

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Violinist Sarah Chang is one of classical music's biggest and best-known soloists. Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant followed by the Avery Fisher Prize in 1999, Chang became the youngest inductee to-date in Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of...

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'Greatest Symphony of All Time' concludes Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 season

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Classical music fans, naturally, have their favorite pieces of music. So do musicians and conductors. When BBC Music Magazine last year invited world famous conductors to pick the very best symphonies ever composed, the field of 151 working...

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Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the course of rock music. Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, making it the soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” The...

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JoAnn Falletta, trailblazing female conductor, joins Grand Rapids Symphony for concerts in DeVos Hall

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

JoAnn Falletta, as a child, dreamed of growing up and becoming an orchestra conductor when girls weren’t supposed to think such thoughts. After all, there were none when the New York City native enrolled in Mannes School of Music in the early...

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Grand Rapids Pops St. Patrick's Day celebration welcomes Irish singer Cathie Ryan from Detroit

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Cathie Ryan teaches Irish myth and folklore and regularly leads tours of Ireland, which might come as a surprise since she’s a singer and songwriter. It might be even more of a surprise once you learn she isn’t from Dublin, she’s...

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Grand Rapids Symphony brings magical world to life

by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under OPINION

Tales of good and evil, of heroes defeating villains, are timeless. Thanks to modern technology, entertainment through electronic media is growing at an exponential rate. Yet live entertainment continues to delight audiences. When you can put all of...

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Christmas is in the air at Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noel shows

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Christmas is in the air. You can see it in the eyes of a child, gazing on holiday decorations. You can hear it in the voices of carolers. In DeVos Performance Hall this week, you really will be able to see it and hear it in the air. The Grand Rapids...

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Grand Rapids Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is a West Michigan tradition

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most enduring of all American holiday traditions. Never mind that the original story was written by a German, that the music was composed by a Russian or the choreography was created by a French choreographer and...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops ushers in the most wonderful time of the year

by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 12-06-2016 under OPINION

When the holidays beckon, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a musician. It’s even better to be in the audience at the Grand Rapids Pops. The weather outside wasn’t frightful, but the music sure was delightful for...

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