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See and hear 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' like you've never seen it before with Grand Rapids Pops

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Submitted 11-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

Composer John Williams is the best-known film composer of modern times. Winner of five Academy Awards for films including "Jaws" and "Schindler’s List," Williams is that master at setting the scene for an epic battle...

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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 Pops' DreamWorks Animation in Concert - an epic evening of entertainment

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Submitted 10-27-2016 under OPINION

DreamWorks Animation, for more than 20 years, has been bringing cinematic magic to the Silver Screen. Grand Rapids Symphony, for 86 years, has been engaging audiences with the sonic sensation of live music. Put them together and you have sonic...

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West Michigan native lives the dream with Grand Rapids Symphony debut in DreamWorks Animation in Concert

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Submitted 10-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Being in DeVos Performance Hall for the Grand Rapids Pops’ production of DreamWorks Animation in Concert is a dream come true for George Goad. The 2009 Rockford High School graduate won’t be in the audience, though about 25 friends and...

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"Geek culture meets high culture" in "DreamWorks Animation in Concert" with the Grand Rapids Symphony

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

The tales told in films from DreamWorks Animation are some of the best in contemporary cinema. An unexpected friendship between a hapless, young Viking and a dragon; a surprising romance between an ogre and a princess; and the unexpected adventures...

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Billy Joel or Elton John? Jim Witter gives you both and more to open the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Series

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Submitted 09-27-2016 under OPINION

Billy Joel or Elton John? It’s a musical variation of the question, “Coke or Pepsi?” Which musician do you prefer? The two piano-playing, singer/songwriters have a lot in common with dozens of hit songs and millions of records sold...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting, new season will have you on the edge of your seat

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Submitted 09-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Symphony will have you on the edge of your seat in anticipation over the arrival of its new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger. The Grand Rapids Symphony’s 2016-17 season gets underway today with George Gershwin’s wildly...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's "Rhapsody in Blue"

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Submitted 09-01-2016 under

Pianist Ralph Votapek, Gold Medalist in the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, joins Associate Conductor John Varineau and the Grand Rapids Symphony at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, for the opening of the 2016...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's "Rhapsody in Blue"

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Submitted 09-01-2016 under

Pianist Ralph Votapek, Gold Medalist in the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, joins Associate Conductor John Varineau and the Grand Rapids Symphony at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, for the opening of the 2016...

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"Carmina Burana" closes Grand Rapids Symphony's season with a spectacular blowout

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Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’ve never set foot in a concert hall, never heard a live, symphony orchestra performance, and have no clue who Carl Orff is, it’s still likely you’re familiar with some of his best work. If you’ve seen “Cheaper By...

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