Category: Holland

Grand Rapids Symphony's Great Eras Series opens with 'Bach and Beyond' on Oct. 12-13

Johann Sebastian Bach, of all the great composers of classical music, reigns supreme. Yet the composer that Beethoven called “the immortal god of harmony” had his favorite composers as well. When Bach happened upon a Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by an Italian composer named Alessandro Marcello, he was intrigued enough to arrange it for himself for solo keyboard. Bach, of course, isn’t available to play his version. But the Grand Rapids Symphony does have principal... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Grand Rapids Symphony plays Baroque-era music of 'Charlie's Angels' in Grand Rapids and Holland

It’s good to be the king, Charles II of England must have thought over and over. It wasn’t so good for his father in 17 th century England. King Charles I was deposed and beheaded and Oliver Cromwell took power as Lord Protector until Cromwell’s death ended the military dictatorship, and Parliament restored the monarchy. But with the coronation of King Charles II, one of the most popular and beloved kings in English history, music returned to court life, theaters... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony helps inaugurate Hope College's $35 million Miller Center for Musical Arts

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Hope College was founded near the Lake Michigan shores in Holland. Never in the college’s 150-year history did it ever have a venue devoted entirely to music – until the opening of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The Grand Rapids Symphony capped off the Miller Center’s inaugural year with an appearance in May. Named for benefactor Jack H. Miller, the 800-seat auditorium opened last fall. “This is the house that... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, July 8, 2016

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