Category: Holidays

Celebrate the season with the Grand Rapids Symphony's annual Cirque de Noel show

Twinkling lights on evergreen trees with presents all around. Sleigh rides on new-fallen snow, partridges in pear trees, surrounded by ladies dancing while pipers pipe and drummers drum. When you think about it, Christmas not only is the most wonderful time of year, it’s the most visual, too. Everyone loves music at Christmas, but the Grand Rapids Symphony ’s annual Old National Bank Cirque de Noël gives you plenty to look at as well. Cirque de la Symphonie , a... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Grand Rapids Symphony celebrates the season with Grand Rapids Ballet and 'The Nutcracker' Ballet, Dec. 1-10

Of all of the Christmas traditions you know and love, one of the most beloved is seeing and hearing The Nutcracker. In West Michigan, what you see is Grand Rapids Ballet dance its version of the story of Clara and her magical Nutcracker Doll. What you hear is the Grand Rapids Symphony performing Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s magical score. “When done right, it’s magic,” said GRS Associate Conductor John Varineau, who for many years has conducted the Grand... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Recap: It's the most wonderful time of the year at the Grand Rapids Symphony's Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops

By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk - When the holidays beckon, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a musician. It’s even better to be in the audience at the Grand Rapids Pops . The weather outside wasn’t frightful, but the music sure was delightful for the Grand Rapids Symphony to open the Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops in gaily decorated DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1. The sounds of the season filled the program with favorite carols, popular melodies,... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, December 2, 2016

Celebrate Community and Family at Holiday Pops Spectacular!

Every year, the holiday season is filled with present-shopping, gift-wrapping, traveling and chaos. Take some time to celebrate with your family and join us for our Holiday Pops Spectacular ! This event, sponsored by more than 25 area business and organizations, brings festive treats, games, crafts, activities, caroling, family photos, and an instrument petting zoo to the DeVos Performance Hall. Not only is the Holiday Pops Spectacular a load of fun, it’s also educational! In the instrument... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Thursday, November 19, 2015

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