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West Michigan native lives the dream with Grand Rapids Symphony debut in DreamWorks Animation in Concert

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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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"Geek culture meets high culture" in "DreamWorks Animation in Concert" with the Grand Rapids Symphony

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

The tales told in films from DreamWorks Animation are some of the best in contemporary cinema. An unexpected friendship between a hapless, young Viking and a dragon; a surprising romance between an ogre and a princess; and the unexpected adventures...

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Rachmaninoff Rhapsody delights, but Concerto for Orchestra delivers brilliant Grand Rapids Symphony performance

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Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

One of the great pleasures of art is the delights and discoveries you encounter along the way. Grand Rapids Symphony’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini easily transported its listeners to...

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Grand Rapids Symphony goes clubbing at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

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Submitted 09-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids’ radically open art exhibition, is the place to see great art, bad art, big art, unexpected art and a whole lot more. A radical exhibition, expected to draw 400,000 visitors for the next two weeks, deserves radical music...

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Billy Joel or Elton John? Jim Witter gives you both and more to open the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Pops Series

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Submitted 09-27-2016 under OPINION

Billy Joel or Elton John? It’s a musical variation of the question, “Coke or Pepsi?” Which musician do you prefer? The two piano-playing, singer/songwriters have a lot in common with dozens of hit songs and millions of records sold...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's exciting, new season will have you on the edge of your seat

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Submitted 09-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Symphony will have you on the edge of your seat in anticipation over the arrival of its new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger. The Grand Rapids Symphony’s 2016-17 season gets underway today with George Gershwin’s wildly...

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DreamWorks Animation in Concert

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Submitted 09-02-2016 under

For one-night only, see scenes from “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda” and many more of your favorite movies, in HD on the big screen, featuring the original soundtrack...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Classical Coffee

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Submitted 09-01-2016 under

A one-hour version of the evening Great Eras concert, held without intermission, at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. for coffee and pastry. Grand Rapids Symphony's French hornists Richard Britsch and Erich Peterson perform music by Mozart for horns...

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Grand Rapids Symphony's Classical Concert: Mostly Mozart

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Submitted 09-01-2016 under

Grand Rapids Symphony's French hornists Richard Britsch and Erich Peterson perform music by Mozart for horns and orchestra at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Associate Conductor John Varineau also leads the Grand Rapids Symphony in music by Haydn....

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Grand Rapids Symphony’s Paganini Variations

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Submitted 09-01-2016 under

Guest pianist Joyce Yang is soloist on Rachmaninoff's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, including the enchanting main theme of the film "Somewhere in Time," starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve, filmed on Mackinac Island. Guest...

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