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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:15

Grand Rapids Symphony announces 2017-18 season

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Music Director Marcelo Lehninger Music Director Marcelo Lehninger COURTESY PHOTO

The Grand Rapids Symphony’s 88th season, the first created by new Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, has been announced.

The season includes some surprises, like a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, a trip to Carnegie Hall in New York, and the addition of the 20th Century to the Great Eras concert series. Less surprisingly, the Harry Potter series will continue, the Holiday Pops show returns, and the season is full of excellent classical music.

The classical lineup already shows Lehninger’s influence, including a program titled “Nights in the Gardens of Spain,” which includes two pieces from one of the director’s favorite composers, Heitor Villa-Lobos. He also brings to the stage Nelson Freire, a Brazilian pianist and childhood friend; Gabriela Montero, a Venezuelan pianist and close friend; and Sarah Chang, a world-famous violinist and another friend.

Revue will surely be following the season more closely this fall, but for now, check out the full lineup below and visit grsymphony.org/concert-calendar for more details and to purchase tickets.

 

Classical Music Series

Bolero
w/ Sarah Chang
Sept. 15-16

Sibelius Symphony No. 2
Oct. 6-7

The Baroque Concert: Charlie’s Angels
Oct. 20

Verdi Requiem
Nov. 17-18

The Romantic Concert: Dvorak & Tchaikovsky
Jan. 5Violinist Sarah Chang33 GRS Symphony Sept 15 16

All-Tchaikovsky
Jan. 12-13

The Planets
Feb. 2-3

The Classical Concert: Beethoven, Haydn & Mozart
Feb. 16

Prokofiev Violin Concerto
March 2-3

A Hero’s Life
March 23-24

The 20th Century Concert
March 30

Nights in the Gardens of Spain
April 13-14

Chopin & Dvorak
April 27-28

Beethoven’s Ninth
May 18-19

 

Pops Series

Landslide
A Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac
Sept. 22-24

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Sept. 29-30

An American in Paris
Nov. 10-12

Wolverine Worldwide Holiday Pops
Dec. 14-17

Blockbuster Broadway
Jan. 26-28Harry Ron and Hermione Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Feb. 9-10

Second City: Guide to the Symphony
March 16-18

Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams
May 11-13

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