As a kid, Grand Rapids native Mary Tuuk found herself in the audience of the Grand Rapids Symphony often. Now, the Calvin College alumna will be taking a different seat, one behind the desk labeled “GRS President and CEO.” She’ll be bringing a unique combination of skills to the job, including her business experience, such as her most recent role as chief compliance officer/senior vice president of properties and real estate with Meijer, Inc.

The holiday season serves as a counterpoint to the fast-paced nature of the lives people lead, and the typical desire to find what’s new and different before boredom sets in.

Growing up, singer Diane Penning recalls two experiences that made the excitement of the holidays come alive in her house: The arrival of the Sears Roebuck Christmas catalog, and listening to holiday records like the Firestone Tires Longines Symphonette albums.

One of the more amazing aspects of a classical piano concert is to see the artist play entirely from memory.

A showcase of solos, marimba and tuba concertos put the spotlight on a host of West Michigan Symphony musicians during this season’s second masterworks concert.

With every Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performance he conducts, Daniel Brier attempts to transport the audience to another realm.

The Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra brought to life its second classical performance of the season on Friday night.

During the second movement of Aram Khachaturian’s Concerto for Piano, the Grand Rapids Symphony’s audience will hear a sound unfamiliar to many.

The Gilmore kicked off its 2018-2019 season on Sunday evening with the first performance from its Rising Stars series. Italian concert pianist Luca Buratto impressed a near-full house at the Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo with a century-spanning selection from his repertoire.

Music Preview 2018-2019

Written by Revue Staff | Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:04 |

A complete preview of West Michigan classical music and jazz performances for the 2018-2019 season.

Page 4 of 11

© 2020 Serendipity Media, LLC

Join Our Newsletter!

Please validate that you're human.

Event Calendar

Breaking News

 Revue DigitalMag LookInside PreviewBoxAUGUST

Revue Subscribe PopupH