classical music

Grand Rapids Symphony will remember philanthropist Rich DeVos at season-opening concerts Friday, Saturday

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Submitted 09-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Rich DeVos, businessman and community leader, philanthropist and patron of the arts, was a dear friend and stalwart support of the Grand Rapids Symphony. In memory of DeVos who died last week at age 92, the Grand Rapids Symphony will...

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Blast of Beethoven kicks off Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting 2018-19 season

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Submitted 09-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

  At the climax of the 2010 film “The King’s Speech,” King George VI overcomes the stutter he’s had since childhood to announce that Great Britain was at war with Nazi Germany. As Colin Firth, who portrays King George, addresses the British...

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

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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

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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

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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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