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Grand Rapids Symphony's David Lockington returns to DeVos Hall for marvelous debut as Music Director Laureate

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

Every concert the Grand Rapids Symphony gives in DeVos Performance Hall is planned a long time in advance. One year ago, when the orchestra prepared the program for this week’s concerts, it was a natural fit to give the world premiere of a...

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Mathias Alten painting inspires Grand Rapids Symphony cellist to compose original work for orchestra

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mathias Alten, whose paintings can be found throughout West Michigan, may be the most important artist Grand Rapids ever has produced. In 2008, an early 20th-century landscape by Alten was featured on PBS-TV’s “Antiques Road Show,...

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'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' is inspiring, with live music from the Grand Rapids Symphony, it's thrilling

by (ArtswriterGR)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under OPINION

"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" was one of film composer John Williams’ greatest triumphs. Typically, the way films are made, composers are brought on board as a film is being edited. After viewing the final cut, they have mere weeks to...

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Classic film "E.T." unites musician, volunteer, concert-goer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 11-07-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s performance of John Williams’ score for "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" brought a sweet sense of nostalgia and close-knit community into Grand Rapids this weekend. Among those moved by the...

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

by (GRSymphony)

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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Romantic Rachmaninoff

by (KDL)

Submitted 11-03-2016 under

Often referred to as “the last of the Romantic composers,” Sergei Rachmaninoff avoided the experimental techniques (such as 12-tone and atonal music) used by many early 20th Century composers in favor of the richness of harmony and...

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Ride The Rapid in November to sip local and enjoy arts and culture

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 11-02-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

The days are growing shorter and the weather colder. But staying inside doesn't have to mean missing out on fun events and destinations throughout the city. Music, shopping, theater, cocktails -- November has it all. As you gear up for the...

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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

by (ArtswriterGR)

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

by (ArtswriterGR)

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

by (GRSymphony)

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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