Category: Gerber SymphonicBoom Series

All-time favorites Cirque de Noel, Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions, both return to Grand Rapids Pops' Gerber SymphonicBoom series in 2017-18

Grand Rapids Symphony’s Gerber SymphonicBoom Series is full of sights and sounds you’ll never see or hear anywhere else. The series that has brought entertainers from Clay Aiken to Bugs Bunny to town returns to the Grand Rapids Pops with two all-time favorite shows you won’t to miss. The Gerber SymphonicBoom ’s two-concert series welcomes back the popular Cirque de Noël in December followed by the return of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions in... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Monday, April 17, 2017

Christmas truly is in the air with Grand Rapids Pops' annual 'Cirque de Noël' show

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 Pops , for its seventh holiday season, presents Cirque de Noël in DeVos Performance Hall with aerial acts, juggling, magic and more with special guests, Cirque de la Symphonie, plus live music from the Grand Rapids Symphony . ... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Recap: DreamWorks Animation in Concert - an epic evening of entertainment for the Grand Rapids Pops

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk - Dreamworks Animation, for more than 20 years, has been bringing cinematic magic to the Silver Screen. Grand Rapids Symphony, for 86 years, has been engaging audiences with the sonic sensation of live music. Put them together and you have sonic sensations and cinematic magic. Or sonic magic and cinematic sensations. But it might be easier just to say an entertainment match made in heaven. Grand Rapids Pops welcomed DreamWorks Animation in Concert to DeVos... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Monday, October 24, 2016

Experience 'Shrek,' 'How to Train Your Dragon,' 'Madagascar' and more with live music from the Grand Rapids Pops in 'DreamWorks Animation in Concert'

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 of animals who have spent their entire life in New York’s Central Park Zoo, suddenly thrust back into their native habitat, all are told in How to Train Your Dragon , Shrek and Madagascar . “At the heart of DreamWorks... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Grand Rapids Symphony unveils 2016-17 season

Music has the extraordinary power to transform lives, touch hearts and change the world around us. Jazz was born in America, but songwriter George Gershwin was first to bring it to the concert hall. His Rhapsody in Blue , an overnight sensation at its premiere in 1924, drew worldwide attention to America’s emerging art form. Pianist Joyce Yang A decade later, Russian-born Sergei Rachmaninoff, now living in the United States, wrote his final piece for piano and orchestra. Years... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Thursday, February 11, 2016

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