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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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Zelda, Halo, Final Fantasy and more at Grand Rapids Symphony's 'Video Games Live!'

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Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

You’ve spent countless hours playing Mario™, Zelda™, Halo®, and Final Fantasy®. You know every tip and every twist. The upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has you waiting with baited breath. You...

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Christmas is in the air at Grand Rapids Symphony's Cirque de Noel shows

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Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Christmas is in the air. You can see it in the eyes of a child, gazing on holiday decorations. You can hear it in the voices of carolers. In DeVos Performance Hall this week, you really will be able to see it and hear it in the air. The Grand Rapids...

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Grand Rapids Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony, is a West Michigan tradition

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Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Nutcracker Ballet is one of the most enduring of all American holiday traditions. Never mind that the original story was written by a German, that the music was composed by a Russian or the choreography was created by a French choreographer and...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops ushers in the most wonderful time of the year

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Submitted 12-06-2016 under OPINION

When the holidays beckon, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a musician. It’s even better to be in the audience at the Grand Rapids Pops. The weather outside wasn’t frightful, but the music sure was delightful for...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Peter Kjome appointed as Baltimore Symphony President and CEO

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Submitted 12-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Symphony President and CEO Peter Kjome, who has led the orchestra through its international search for a new Music Director as well as to the successful conclusion of its $40 million Legacy of Excellence Campaign, has been named the new...

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MercyMe joins Grand Rapids Symphony for only Christmas show with orchestra in Midwest

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Submitted 11-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

One year ago on Thanksgiving Day, MercyMe was riding on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an experience that guitarist Mike Scheuchzer remembered as a surreal experience. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets. Thousands...

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