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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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Celebrate 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' album with Grand Rapids Pops' live performance

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Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band changed the course of rock music. Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper spent 15 weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, making it the soundtrack for the “Summer of Love.” The...

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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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Grand Rapids Pops St. Patrick's Day celebration welcomes Irish singer Cathie Ryan from Detroit

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Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

Cathie Ryan teaches Irish myth and folklore and regularly leads tours of Ireland, which might come as a surprise since she’s a singer and songwriter. It might be even more of a surprise once you learn she isn’t from Dublin, she’s...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger leads orchestra in picturesque adventure into the future

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Submitted 03-06-2017 under OPINION

Imagine a day at an amusement park with wild rides, unusual sights, new experiences and surprises around every corner. That gives some insight into the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Classical series concerts “Pictures at an Exhibition”...

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Big voice of Lalah Hathaway, big sound of Grand Rapids Symphony, sell out 'Symphony with Soul' in DeVos Hall

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Submitted 02-23-2017 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Symphony set out 15 years ago to do something it had never done before - fill the better part of DeVos Performance Hall with people who likely had never been to a symphony orchestra concert before. Fill it they did on Saturday,...

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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 brings magical world to life

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Submitted 01-30-2017 under OPINION

Tales of good and evil, of heroes defeating villains, are timeless. Thanks to modern technology, entertainment through electronic media is growing at an exponential rate. Yet live entertainment continues to delight audiences. When you can put all of...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Marcelo Lehninger showcased at Grand Rapids Art Museum

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Submitted 01-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids photographer Andrew Terzes has photographed such notable figures as former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, CNN News anchor Anderson Cooper and and retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. Terzes now focuses his lens on Grand Rapids...

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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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