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Grand Rapids Symphony, Symphony Chorus, bound for New York City's Carnegie Hall for Friday concert

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Submitted 04-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

The first time the Grand Rapids Symphony went to New York City, the goal was to go to Carnegie Hall, play a great concert, and show itself to be worthy of the hall that’s arguably the most important in North America. When the ...

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Grand Rapids Symphony set to return to New York City's Carnegie Hall with world-famous pianist, Brazilian music

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Submitted 04-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

The old joke about the world’s most famous concert hall begins, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice,” is the answer. You also roll up your sleeves and work hard to prepare a program,...

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Grand Rapids Symphony violinist honored with national award for Music for Health initiative

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Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hospitals are places were most people would rather not be. More than 10 years ago, Grand Rapids Symphony’s Diane McElfish Helle found herself visiting her father in a neuro-intensive care unit in Pittsburgh. “In an ICU, anxiety, fear and...

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

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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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