Category: LiveArts

LiveArts 2015 - A look back at Grand Rapids Symphony's multi-genre, multimedia extravaganza

Grand Rapids Symphony’s LiveArts was the biggest, locally-produced show Grand Rapids had ever seen. In the Van Andel Arena on four stages, nine performing organizations with more than 1,500 performers joined together one year ago to celebrate community and artistic inspiration in a multi-media extravaganza the likes of which Grand Rapids had never before seen. LiveArts was the first time that the Grand Rapids Symphony , Broadway Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet and Opera Grand Rapids... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Celebrate ArtPrize with the Grand Rapids Symphony

ArtPrize , the radically open international art competition, is underway in downtown Grand Rapids. Among the paintings, sculptures, murals and collages are inspiring performing art entries, including one commissioned by the Grand Rapids Symphony.  With " Mathias Alten Triptych " three Grand Rapids composers bring the works of painter Mathias Alten (1871-1938) to life. Mathias Alten lived and traveled around West Michigan, creating beautiful Impressionist scenes of Michigan life... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Friday, September 25, 2015

Free For Families and Symphony Scorecard Inspire New Audiences

Like each unique member of an orchestra, music helps us understand how we can pursue a common goal together while celebrating our similarities and differences. Last April, LiveArts united over 7,000 artists, students and concertgoers through the power of music. As the kids involved in LiveArts would tell you, hearing and performing legendary orchestral works live is a powerful experience that transforms, enlightens, transports and heals. The Grand Rapids Symphony strives to present... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Q&A with Jeffrey Buchman, LiveArts Artistic Director

Jeffrey Buchman the Artistic Director of LiveArts , is known for his formidable talent as an opera director of critically acclaimed productions across the globe. In this Q&A, Jeffrey provides an inside look at the creation of this performing arts event combining the talents of the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet , Opera Grand Rapids and Broadway Grand Rapids and over 1,200 youth performers. The one-night only performance will be held at the Van Andel Arena on Friday,... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Friday, April 10, 2015

LiveArts 2015: One Night. One Stage. Four Arts.

Imagination takes flight in this immersive multi-sensory musical experience! Do you remember the first time you heard Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony or when you were first dazzled by a pas de deux , a Broadway dance number or an opera production? That first impactful encounter with art is a force that connects all of us—and will be recreated at LiveArts on April 24, 2014.  In an unprecedented performance at Van Andel Arena, the Grand Rapids Symphony orchestra, Grand... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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