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Grand Rapids Symphony unveils five-year strategic plan for innovation, collaboration, growth

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Submitted 05-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

President Abraham Lincoln knew a few things about getting a job done, beginning with how to go about it. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree,” Lincoln once said. “And I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The...

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"Carmina Burana" closes Grand Rapids Symphony's season with a spectacular blowout

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Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’ve never set foot in a concert hall, never heard a live, symphony orchestra performance, and have no clue who Carl Orff is, it’s still likely you’re familiar with some of his best work. If you’ve seen “Cheaper By...

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Grand Rapids Symphony plays 'Star Wars & More,' film music of John Williams to close 2015-16 Fox Motors Pops Series

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Submitted 05-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

John Williams is the most successful film composer in the history of cinema. The facts speak for themselves. The composer for the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as for films such as Jaws and E.T. The Extra-...

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Grand Rapids Symphony rocks with Boyz II Men, music of David Bowie at D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops in August

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Submitted 04-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops over the past two decades has brought plenty of top recording artists to West Michigan each summer concert series. An appearance by The Temptations drew some 12,...

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Opera Grand Rapids gives Midwest premiere of Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice'

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Submitted 04-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Performing new music is an important part of the mission of any orchestra – even when the music is new because it’s old. Grand Rapids Symphony joins Opera Grand Rapids this weekend to give the Midwest premiere of an opera that’s...

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Opera Grand Rapids gives Midwest premiere of Gluck's 'Orfeo ed Euridice'

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Submitted 04-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Performing new music is an important part of the mission of any orchestra – even when the music is new because it’s old. Grand Rapids Symphony joins Opera Grand Rapids this weekend to give the Midwest premiere of...

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Grand Rapids Symphony signs unprecedented five-year contract with musicians

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Submitted 04-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

An unprecedented 5-year collective bargaining agreement that’ll carry the Grand Rapids Symphony through the rest of this decade and through its 90th anniversary season in 2019-20 has been ratified. The contract between the Grand Rapids...

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Grand Rapids Symphony unveils 2016 Picnic Pops Season

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Submitted 03-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Pops will rock you at the 2016 Picnic Pops. New experiences and new sounds, including a tribute to the rock group Queen, are part of the 2016 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops season at Cannonsburg Ski Area. But old standbys,...

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Curls, Locs, & Cocktails Natural Night Out with MySymphony360

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Submitted 11-03-2015 under

Are you between the ages of 21 and 35? Join MySympyhony360 and Beauty of Tziyon, Organic Bath and Beauty for a pre-concert mixer on Saturday November 14! This event will be followed by the Grand Rapids Symphony's Fantasia Live In...

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Percussion Virtuoso: Bill Vits

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Submitted 04-14-2015 under

Principal Percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Vits will share the world of percussion through performance, audience interaction, and demonstration of a variety of instruments.

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