Category: Gateway to Music

$1 million grant from the Wege Foundation paves the way for a fundamental transformation for the Grand Rapids Symphony

Paul Doyle, who grew up in Brooklyn, was introduced to classical music by his grandmother who originally was from Trinidad. When he was in third grade, Doyle attended his first concert in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, where the Grand Rapids Symphony appeared in April . He later played French horn through high school. Today, Doyle is founder and CEO of Inclusive Performance Strategies in Grand Rapids, which develops and implements progressive organizational transformation. ... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Thursday, June 21, 2018

West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce names Grand Rapids Symphony its 2018 Non-Profit Champion

The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has honored the Grand Rapids Symphony with its 2018 Non-Profit Champion Award for service to West Michigan’s Latino community. The award was presented Thursday, March 21 at the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual Gala de Premios held at the JW Marriott. WOOD TV8’s Eva Aguirre Cooper served as emcee. The award is given to an individual in the nonprofit sector or to a not-for-profit organization that has... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Celebrate ‘Giving Tuesday,’ and double your impact on Grand Rapids Symphony’s music education programs and more, thanks to Wege Foundation

Grand Rapids Symphony musicians are everywhere. Not only on stage, but in classrooms, health care communities and unexpected places across West Michigan, sharing music that warms the heart, stirs the soul, and changes lives for the better. Emma Burns, a student at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School who attended a Grand Rapids Symphony Fifth Grade concert earlier this year, saw her artwork projected above the orchestra during the program. She called it an “amazing... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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