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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 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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