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

by (GRSymphony)

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

by (GRSymphony)

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

by (ArtswriterGR)

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

by (GRSymphony)

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

by (GRSymphony)

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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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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