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

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

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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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Marcelo Lehninger's 2017-18 season with Grand Rapids Symphony includes tour to New York City's Carnegie Hall with pianist Nelson Freire

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Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

When Marcelo Lehninger was appointed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, he made clear his intentions for the next five years. Grand Rapids Symphony would become an orchestra that not only plays great music for its audiences, it also would...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger makes momentous debut in St. Cecilia Music Center

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 01-11-2017 under OPINION

A new artistic leader’s arrival in a new home is a series of firsts. There’s the first announcement, first public appearance, first performance and on it goes. January's first was Music Director Marcelo Lehninger’s debut in St...

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CMS of Lincoln Center - French Virtuosity

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Submitted 11-16-2016 under

Featuring pianist Wu Han, violinists Arnaud Sussman, Kristin Lee, and Yura Lee and violist Richard O’Neill and cellist Nicholas Canellakis. Leclair  -  Concerto in E minor for Violin, String Quartet and Continuo, Op. 10, No. 5...

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Romantic Rachmaninoff

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Submitted 11-03-2016 under

Often referred to as “the last of the Romantic composers,” Sergei Rachmaninoff avoided the experimental techniques (such as 12-tone and atonal music) used by many early 20th Century composers in favor of the richness of harmony and...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger, with fire in his belly and a magic wand in his hand, makes debut as Music Director

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Submitted 10-31-2016 under OPINION

A new era begins for the Grand Rapids Symphony. Marcelo Lehninger, the new Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, ascended the podium in DeVos Performance Hall for the first time to lead his orchestra. He descended to enthusiastic...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Lockington Conducts Dvorák

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under

  Music Director Laureate David Lockington returns to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6. The Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus joins the orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and the GRS gives the...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under

Conductor Marcelo Lehninger makes his debut as Grand Rapids Symphony’s new Music Director with Russian violinist Philippe Quint performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto. Lehninger also leads the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s...

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Rachmaninoff Rhapsody delights, but Concerto for Orchestra delivers brilliant Grand Rapids Symphony performance

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

One of the great pleasures of art is the delights and discoveries you encounter along the way. Grand Rapids Symphony’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini easily transported its listeners to...

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