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Grand Rapids Symphony's Holiday Pops are homegrown fun for a hometown audience

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you love Christmas, you love Christmas carols, sung by a choir. Join the Grand Rapids Pops for its Wolverine World Wide Holiday Pops, and you get to hear not one but two choirs sing Christmas music. What’s more, you get to sing along too....

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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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Fireworks, mariachi music wrap up Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops in two special, one-night only shows

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, since its debut in 1995, has drawn more than half a million people to Cannonsburg Ski Area. The summer series’ latest fans include Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director Marcelo...

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Grand Rapids Pops' Music of ABBA has audience dancing the night away

by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 07-14-2017 under OPINION

ABBA has sold nearly 500 million records since the band emerged from Sweden in the north of Europe to take the world by storm. At Thursday’s opening of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, they probably...

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Rediscover music of ABBA at Grand Rapids Symphony's Picnic Pops on Thursday, Friday

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

ABBA, one of the all-time best-selling acts in pop/rock, never officially disbanded. ABBA songwriters Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus both say recent reincarnations of their music have been successful because the group never reunited....

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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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Grand Rapids Symphony sees spectacular audience growth from new Symphony Scorecard program

by Grand Rapids Symphony (GRSymphony)

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

When members of U.S. Military are deployed far from home, family and friends are concerned for their safety. The men and women in uniform, however, are just as concerned with the well-being of those left behind, and experiencing live music,...

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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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