Category: artprize

Free concerts! See the Grand Rapids Symphony's four ArtPrize entries Friday and Saturday at The Morton

In Grand Rapids, ArtPrize is one of the biggest cultural events of the year, bringing artists from all over the world to West Michigan to participate in the $500,000 competition. Grand Rapids Symphony has entered the 10th annual exhibition and competition in a big way, sponsoring not one or two, but four musical entries in ArtPrize 2018 . Grand Rapids Symphony will give live performance of music by four emerging composers on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29 at The Morton in... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, September 25, 2018

GR Symphony will play epic fanfares from Harry Potter, Game of Thrones to open ArtPrize 2017

ArtPrize is an epic event in Grand Rapids, and such an event needs epic music to match. Naturally, there’s only one place in Grand Rapids to turn for music at its grandest. The Grand Rapids Symphony will participate in the opening of ArtPrize 2017 , performing music including Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan . ArtPrize Nine opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and the Grand... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hear young, hip, energetic music by Grand Rapids Symphony now at ArtPrize Eight

ArtPrize was created to get people excited about contemporary art. So it’s only natural that, when the Grand Rapids Symphony decided to participate in ArtPrize Eight, it set out to get people excited about contemporary music. Not music that sounds like noise and more noise. But music that’s young, hip and energetic. You might say that the Grand Rapids Symphony, which was  nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album , is clubbing... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, September 30, 2016

Grand Rapids Symphony brings radical music to radical art exhibition at UICA for ArtPrize Eight

When many music lovers hear the phrase, “20 th century music,” they turn and walk in the other direction. But when you hear “21 st century music,” what do you think?” The Grand Rapids Symphony has an answer for you at ArtPrize Eight. Grand Rapids’ radically open art exhibition will have radical music as well. In fact, your Grand Rapids Symphony is ready to rock ArtPrize with a little more clubbing music and a lot less concert music. ... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, September 27, 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

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