Category: Holiday Pops

Grand Rapids Symphony and Arbor Circle make the holidays a little brighter for homeless children in West Michigan

Coming home for the holidays can be hard for anyone who has lost a loved one in the last year. The Christmas season is even harder for those who have no home. The Grand Rapids Symphony opened its home in DeVos Hall to a group of homeless children invited to attend a recent performance of the Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops . “The holidays are a really rough time for these kids,” said Dale Hovenkamp, partnership and collaboration specialist for the Grand Rapids... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Thursday, December 20, 2018

Save 50 percent off Christmas cheer with Grand Rapids Symphony's 'Before It Snows!' ticket sale

That annual holiday headache is just around the corner. “What do I get for (fill in the blank) for Christmas?” Don’t just buy stuff. Stuff you have to store. Stuff she’ll have to dust. Stuff he’ll probably return anyway for store credit. Instead, give the gift of experiences, where nothing’s sold separately, no assembly is required, and it doesn’t matter whether batteries are included because you won’t need any. Give someone you... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus creates new bonds

By Courtney Collar -  One week. Five days of school. Twenty-six and a half hours. Five concerts. Two rehearsals. One day off. This has been the life of the 115 Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus singers in mid-December due to the Grand Rapids Symphony's annual Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops concerts. Sophomore Katie Woods thrives on this schedule. “Holiday Pops was a long, hard, stressful week,” said Katie, who joined the chorus this year. “It’s... Read More
Posted by Guest Blogger at Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Recap: Grand Rapids Symphony’s Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops is cheery, holiday fun for everyone

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk - Outside it was cold, snowing and beginning to feel a lot like winter. But inside it was warm, the halls were decked, the music was cheery, and it definitely was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. That’s because the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops filled the air with favorite Christmas carols, popular holiday tunes, music from movies, music from ballet, and much more for its opening concert on Thursday, Dec. 14. The... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, December 15, 2017

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