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MICHIGAN CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE

The latest news on performances of Classical Music in Michigan.

THE NUTCRACKER Ballet to be Performed With Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra in Decemb Photo THE NUTCRACKER Ballet to be Performed With Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 13, 2022

The Nutcracker will return to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Dec. 3 at 1 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m....
Review: Grand Rapids Symphony Season Opens With Beethovens-Fifth, Sarah Change, and T Photo Review: Grand Rapids Symphony Season Opens With Beethovens-Fifth, Sarah Change, and The World Premier of Immortal Beloved!
by Brian Hilbrand - September 28, 2022

What did our critic think of: Grand Rapids Symphony Season Opens With Beethovens-Fifth, Sarah Change, and The World Premier of Immortal Beloved! I was fortunate enough to kick off another season with the Grand Rapids Symphony. The 2022-2023 season marked the anniversary season conducted by Marcelo ...
Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz to Make First-Ever US Tour This Summer 2022 Photo Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz to Make First-Ever US Tour This Summer 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - July 12, 2022

This summer, Carnegie Hall’s national youth jazz orchestra NYO Jazz—which showcases the legacy and bright future of American jazz—returns for its fifth year following performances at Carnegie Hall and successful international tours to Europe and Asia....
National Tour of SWAN LAKE Comes To Wharton Center For One Night Only Photo National Tour of SWAN LAKE Comes To Wharton Center For One Night Only
by Grace Cutler - June 24, 2022

The World Ballet Series brings SWAN LAKE to Wharton Center on October 25, 2022....
Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Retirement of Mary Tuuk Kuras as President and CEO Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Retirement of Mary Tuuk Kuras as President and CEO
by Grace Cutler - June 22, 2022

Mary Tuuk Kuras, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony, has announced her retirement, effective December 31, 2022. She plans to devote more time to her family and other personal interests....
The Sphinx Organization Announces 2022-23 Season Events Photo The Sphinx Organization Announces 2022-23 Season Events
by A.A. Cristi - June 21, 2022

The Sphinx Organization's 25th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the 2022-23 concert season with tours and appearances by three of its professional performing ensembles comprised of Black and Latinx artists: Sphinx Virtuosi, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and EXIGENCE, Sphinx's vocal...
Oakland Chorale Presents June 17 Bon Voyage Concert In Detroit Photo Oakland Chorale Presents June 17 Bon Voyage Concert In Detroit
by A.A. Cristi - June 10, 2022

Before embarking on a tour of Spain this summer, the Oakland Chorale will present a Bon Voyage Concert on Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit. ...
Oakland Chorale Presents June 18 Bon Voyage Concert In Detroit Photo Oakland Chorale Presents June 18 Bon Voyage Concert In Detroit
by A.A. Cristi - June 10, 2022

Before embarking on a tour of Spain this summer, the Oakland Chorale will present a Bon Voyage Concert on Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit. ...
Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Duo Shen as Assistant Conductor  Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Duo Shen as Assistant Conductor 
by A.A. Cristi - June 06, 2022

The Grand Rapids Symphony has announced that Duo Shen has been chosen as its next Assistant Conductor, occupying the Maggie Coleman  Chair. In this capacity, he will also serve as the Conductor of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony  and Classical Orchestra. He will begin his duties on July 25. ...
Over 50 Artists Arrive In Michigan For The Return Of The Great Lakes Chamber Music Fe Photo Over 50 Artists Arrive In Michigan For The Return Of The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival  
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022

Over 50 artists, some returning and others making their debut, will arrive in Michigan this summer for the return of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. From June 10 to 25, the Festival will host a series of chamber music concerts, workshops, artistic discussions and community events across metr...
NYO Jazz Announces First US Tour This Summer Photo NYO Jazz Announces First US Tour This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

Carnegie Hall today announced the schedule for the first-ever US tour by its acclaimed NYO Jazz set to take place on the heels of the June 24, 2022 release of the ensemble’s first full-length studio album, We’re Still Here....
Grammy-Nominated Composer Patrice Rushen To Premiere New Jazz Work For The Carr Cente Photo Grammy-Nominated Composer Patrice Rushen To Premiere New Jazz Work For The Carr Center's 30th Anniversary Year
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

The Carr Center has announced that Grammy-nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist Patrice Rushen will premiere 'The Resonate Suite,' featuring The Gathering Orchestra Nonet, a newly commissioned jazz work celebrating the Carr Center's 30th Anniversary during a special concert on Saturday, May 2...
Pianist Stewart Goodyear Returns To Chamber Music Detroit Stage With Concerts In Gros Photo Pianist Stewart Goodyear Returns To Chamber Music Detroit Stage With Concerts In Grosse Pointe & Pontiac May 6 & 7
by A.A. Cristi - April 26, 2022

Multi-talented pianist, improviser and composer Stewart Goodyear returns to Chamber Music Detroit with concerts at Christ Church Grosse Pointe on Friday, May 6 at 8 PM, and at the Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac on Saturday, May 7 at 8 PM.  His wide-ranging program includes works by Jennifer Higd...
Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Assistant Conductor Finalists Photo Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Assistant Conductor Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - March 31, 2022

Following the retirement of John Varineau in May 2021, a  search committee was formed to discuss the process to find a replacement. This past  November we announced the position opening for the Assistant Conductor of the Grand Rapids  Symphony and received an extensive number of highly qualified, di...
Interlochen To Collaborate With New York Philharmonic In 2023 Photo Interlochen To Collaborate With New York Philharmonic In 2023
by A.A. Cristi - March 22, 2022

The New York Philharmonic's 2022-23 season will feature a collaboration with Interlochen Center for the Arts. Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra conductor Leslie B. Dunner will lead the Philharmonic on March 2 and 4, and as part of a weeklong residency in New York City, nearly 150 Interlochen Arts A...