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Grand Rapids Symphony's Mary Tuuk ready to make her passion for music her profession as President

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Submitted 11-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

Mary Tuuk has spent a long career in banking for Fifth Third Bank and in retail with Meijer, Inc. Away from the office, the greatest passion for the singer with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus has been music. Now, she’s about to make her...

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Grand Rapids Symphony and Chorus perform music that's 'unfinished, unanswered and incomplete' Friday and Saturday

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Submitted 11-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart surely must have been in love with his wife. There’s little doubt he was afraid of his father. One of the greatest prodigies in the history of music, Mozart spent his childhood traveling across Europe, performing for...

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Frank Sinatra's biggest hits come to Grand Rapids Symphony stage in 'Sinatra and Beyond,' Nov 9-11

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Submitted 11-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century as well as one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. Twenty years before fans screamed themselves hoarse at the sight of The Beatles, bobbysoxers worked...

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Leonard Bernstein protege will lead Grand Rapids Symphony in 100th birthday celebration concert

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Submitted 10-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

Leonard Bernstein, a pianist, conductor, recording artist and larger-than-life personality, almost certainly is the greatest American-born musician the world has yet seen. He composed musicals such as “West Side Story,” operettas such as...

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Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Grand Rapids Symphony for one of its greatest concerts ever

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Submitted 10-09-2018 under OPINION

DeVos Performance Hall, since it opened in 1980s, has seen many great performances by the Grand Rapids Symphony. Friday’s concert featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet under Music Director Marcelo Lehninger surely will go down in history as one of...

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One of the world's best-known, best-dressed pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, joins Symphony this weekend

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Submitted 10-02-2018 under NONPROFITS

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s concert seasons are filled with appearances with important orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic and collaborations with major artists such as Renee Fleming and Sarah Chang. A familiar face on the...

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Free ArtPrize concerts featuring Grand Rapids Symphony at The Morton, Friday and Saturday

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Submitted 09-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

  In Grand Rapids, ArtPrize is one of the biggest cultural events of the year, bringing artists from all over the world to West Michigan to participate in the $500,000 competition. Grand Rapids Symphony has entered the 10th annual exhibition...

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Grand Rapids Symphony bids farewell to Rich DeVos to open 2018-19 season

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Submitted 09-18-2018 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Symphony would not be the orchestra it is today were it not for Rich and Helen DeVos. Forty-five years ago, the DeVoses funded the first five full-time musicians in the Grand Rapids Symphony – two violins, a viola, a cello and a...

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Jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli joins Grand Rapids Pops for ‘McCartney and More’ this weekend

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Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli has played and recorded with such luminaries as Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Frigo and Buddy DeFranco. He was the opening act on Frank Sinatra’s last tour. But Pizzarelli, age 58, grew up listening to...

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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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