Review: Humility, Generosity and Genius with Herbie Hancock

Written by Marin Heinritz | Sunday, 25 September 2022 10:51 |

When a legendary American master comes to your hometown, your hometown turns out.

Why go to the symphony? The answer isn’t obvious.

The Summer of Symphony

Written by Zachary Avery | Monday, 25 July 2022 11:11 |

As the summer season brings Michiganders beautiful, warm weather, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert series is making its triumphant return to the stage. 

The Pablo Ziegler Jazz Trio won a 2018 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album for Jazz Tango, making it the first ever nuevo tango release to win a major Grammy—and individually, pianist Pablo Ziegler, bandoneon player Hector Del Curto, and guitarist Claudio Ragazzi, are award-winning musicians and composers in their own right.

For those of us who love music, we often forget what terrific athleticism it takes to create, especially when we’re most often exposed aurally to recorded sound. But to bear witness to live performance is a different experience altogether, one that puts us in the presence of the bodies as they’re creating those sounds that move us.

The Gilmore International Piano Festival Strikes the Right Note

Written by Allison Kay Bannister | Monday, 18 April 2022 13:53 |

Held biennially, the 2022 Gilmore International Piano Festival spans several weeks in April through mid-May and showcases the diversity of the piano, as well as the talent of renowned pianists from across the globe. 

Winterfest 2022: A Musical Meal

Written by John Kissane | Friday, 04 February 2022 13:23 |

Christian McBride, bassist, arranger, and composer, prides himself on making jazz you can feel.

Holly Jolly GR Symphony

Written by John Kissane | Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:36 |

This month, Grand Rapids Symphony offers two spectacular, accessible, festive shows: Holiday Pops and Cirque de Noël. 

Review: Gilmore’s Rising Star Series Is a Gift

Written by Marin Heinritz | Monday, 15 November 2021 13:57 |

The 2020 Gilmore Festival was thwarted, like so many live performances, by the pandemic; however, the Rising Stars Series has returned, offering eager piano enthusiasts an opportunity to experience playing from the world’s best and brightest keyboard stylists either live, in-person, or live streamed from Kalamazoo.

St. Cecilia Music Center: Feeling Alive

Written by John Kissane | Monday, 01 November 2021 11:54 |

It would be incorrect to say that St. Cecilia Music Center returns to live music this month; during the pandemic, they staged many virtual shows. 

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