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Grand Rapids Symphony Closes 2018-19 Season With Romantic Music By Chopin And Brahms Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Closes 2018-19 Season With Romantic Music By Chopin And Brahms
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2019

Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger grew up in Brazil in a musical family. His father, German-born violinist Erich Lehninger, was concertmaster of the Sao Paulo Symphony. His mother, Brazilian-born pianist S nia Goulart, is a prominent piano soloist and teacher...
Applications Open For A2SO 2019 Young Artist Competition Photo Applications Open For A2SO 2019 Young Artist Competition
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2019

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2019 Young Artist Competition. The juried competition, which culminates in a solo performance at an Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra youth concert featuring the top prize winner, provides young instrumental and vocal musicians with t...
Juilliard String Quartet Feature In Two Metro Detroit Performances, April 12 & 13 Photo Juilliard String Quartet Feature In Two Metro Detroit Performances, April 12 & 13
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2019

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will present the revered Juilliard String Quartet in two Detroit area performances: on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8 PM, the Juilliard shares the stage with the award-winning young Argus Quartet at Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock in Detroit. O...
U-M Professor's New Jazz Album Pays Tribute To Women Heroes In Sports, Social Justice Photo U-M Professor's New Jazz Album Pays Tribute To Women Heroes In Sports, Social Justice, Politics
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2019

When Ellen Rowe was a young girl growing up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, there weren't many women making jazz music.   Through her success as a world-renowned jazz pianist, composer and pedagogue, she's spent the better part of the last 35 years trying to change that.  ...
Grand Rapids Symphony Holds Annual Fifth Grade Concert For An Audience Of One. Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Holds Annual Fifth Grade Concert For An Audience Of One.
by BWW News Desk - February 14, 2019

Grand Rapids Symphony's Fifth Grade Concerts, held each February, typically bring 15,000 to 16,000 elementary school students downtown to DeVos Performance Hall for a live concert with a real symphony orchestra playing music by Bach, Beethoven and others....
19-Year Old Double Bass Virtuoso Joins GR Symphony For Romantic Music Of 19th Century Photo 19-Year Old Double Bass Virtuoso Joins GR Symphony For Romantic Music Of 19th Century
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2019

A double bass, which plays the lowest notes of a string orchestra, stands more than 6 feet tall. William McGregor began playing double bass when he was only 2 years old....
SphinxConnect And Sphinx Competition Brings Black And Latinx Classical String Players Photo SphinxConnect And Sphinx Competition Brings Black And Latinx Classical String Players To Center Stage
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2019

The Sphinx Organization, famed for opening doors for young minority musicians, will be raising its baton once again this weekend for its annual celebration of arts and diversity....
Grand Rapids Symphony's Harry Potter Shows Will Go On Friday And Saturday Photo Grand Rapids Symphony's Harry Potter Shows Will Go On Friday And Saturday
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2019

Grand Rapids Symphony's scheduled performances of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Friday and Saturday in DeVos Performance Hall will be held as planned....
BWW Review: HANSEL AND GRETEL with Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Ballet Photo BWW Review: HANSEL AND GRETEL with Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Ballet
by Brian Hilbrand - January 23, 2019

A magical world comes to life in the Grand Rapids Symphony's updated version of the classic children's tale, Hansel & Gretel, featuring Grand Rapids Ballet.  Set to music from 'The Wand of Youth' by Sir Edward Elgar, our modern-day Hansel and Gretel go out into their neighborhood, looking for advent...
Grand Rapids Symphony Offers Free Tickets for Furloughed Federal Workers Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Offers Free Tickets for Furloughed Federal Workers
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2019

In recognition of the 800,000 federal employees currently furloughed from work or who are required to work without pay, the Grand Rapids Symphony is offering two free tickets to an upcoming Symphony concert to any federal employee who is affected by the shutdown....
Ragtime, Blues And All That Jazz Come To Grand Rapids Symphony Stage This January Photo Ragtime, Blues And All That Jazz Come To Grand Rapids Symphony Stage This January
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2019

Louis Armstrong spent his life as a traveling ambassador of jazz, spreading the gospel of the musical genre that has become America's greatest contribution to the arts....
Blockbuster Holiday Film 'Home Alone' Comes To GR Symphony Stage Photo Blockbuster Holiday Film 'Home Alone' Comes To GR Symphony Stage
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2018

Full of clever antics and comical wit, Home Alone is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit....
OU's World Music, Latin Jazz Concerts To Feature Renowned Violinist Regina Carter Photo OU's World Music, Latin Jazz Concerts To Feature Renowned Violinist Regina Carter
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2018

Renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter will be performing as a special guest on Friday, Nov. 30 during the World Music Concert and Saturday, Dec. 1 during the Latin Jazz Concert in Varner Recital Hall on the Oakland University campus....
OU Brass Band To Welcome Acclaimed Euphonium Virtuoso Steven Mead Photo OU Brass Band To Welcome Acclaimed Euphonium Virtuoso Steven Mead
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2018

Internationally acclaimed euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead will join the OU Brass Band for a memorable afternoon of brass music artistry beginning at 3 p.m.  on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Varner Recital Hall....
Grand Rapids Symphony Names New President And CEO Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Names New President And CEO
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2018

The Grand Rapids Symphony has appointed Mary Tuuk, a longtime symphony leader and West Michigan business executive, as its new President and CEO....
Enjoy Songs Of Frank Sinatra At Grand Rapids Pops Photo Enjoy Songs Of Frank Sinatra At Grand Rapids Pops
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2018

They called him the "Chairman of the Board of Music."...
The Chamber Music Society of Detroit Presents Russian-American Pianist Olga Kern Photo The Chamber Music Society of Detroit Presents Russian-American Pianist Olga Kern
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2018

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents Russian-American pianist  Olga Kern in her Detroit recital debut Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 PM.  The Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist and frequent concerto soloist with the Detroit Symphony will perform a bravura program that includes Beethoven's...
Grand Rapids Symphony Concert Celebrates Leonard Bernstein's Centennial Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Concert Celebrates Leonard Bernstein's Centennial
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2018

The music of Leonard Bernstein, who composed the music for West Side Story, has graced concert halls and theaters, radios and televisions in homes all across America. This year, the centennial of his birth, the world remembers the life and legacy of the great American composer, conductor, pianist, a...
OU, CMS Detroit Partner To Bring Cellist Antonio Meneses, Guitarist Paul Galbraith To Photo OU, CMS Detroit Partner To Bring Cellist Antonio Meneses, Guitarist Paul Galbraith To Campus
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

The inaugural tour of a new collaboration between Brazilian cellist Antonio Meneses and Scottish guitarist Paul Galbraith is coming to Oakland University on Sunday, Oct. 28 as part of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit's new Regional Partner series....
Duo Piano Team Yuki And Tomoko Mack Perform Bartok Rarity Oct 12 Photo Duo Piano Team Yuki And Tomoko Mack Perform Bartok Rarity Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2018

The popular Detroit-based piano duo team of Yuki and Tomoko Mack makes its CMSD series debut on Friday, October 12, anchoring a team of esteemed colleagues for a program of Bartok's piano sonatas, including the rarely heard Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion....
Grand Rapids Symphony Opens Great Eras Series with Music of Baroque Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Opens Great Eras Series with Music of Baroque
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2018

Of all the great composers of classical music, Johann Sebastian Bach reigns supreme. Even among other composers....
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields Ensemble Performs Schubert Octet Photo Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields Ensemble Performs Schubert Octet
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2018

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents London's famed Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble on Saturday, October 6, 8:00 PM performing Schubert's epic Octet in F major for Winds and Strings, D. 803.  The concert takes place at Seligman Performing Arts Center, located at 22305 W...
The Berman Center For The Performing Arts Presents The JCC Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Photo The Berman Center For The Performing Arts Presents The JCC Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

 The Berman Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce The JCC Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music Festival May 24-27, 2018. With a focus on indie, folk, and rock music - the music festival is being reimagined right here in metro Detroit. Music and culture lovers will enjoy the second-annual ...
Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Studio Artists Photo Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2018

Michigan Opera Theatre is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists. The roster includes the return of tenor Michael Day and baritone Harry Greenleaf. Joining them are soprano Cheyanne Coss, mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung and bass Allen Michael Jones....
Teen Prodigy, Classical Pianist Anastasia Rizikov Performs At The Berman, 4/29 Photo Teen Prodigy, Classical Pianist Anastasia Rizikov Performs At The Berman, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2018

Canadian classical pianist Anastasia Rizikov will perform at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Rizikov made her orchestral debut at the tender age of seven and has since appeared as soloist with major orchestras in North America and Europe....