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Category Archives: Grand Rapids
The Minnesota Orchestra’s Common Chords week in Grand Rapids, Minnesota culminated with a spine-tingling musical exchange that captured the spirit of the project: when Sarah Hicks led the Orchestra in an unannounced encore of Sibelius’ Finlandia in a Saturday night … Continue reading
As the Common Chords week nears its conclusion, the Minnesota Orchestra played an afternoon Family concert for audiences of all ages. Students who had met musicians in the schools earlier in the week had a chance to greet “their” musicians … Continue reading
Members of the Grand Rapids community filled the Reif Center to capacity Friday evening for the second full-ensemble performance by the Minnesota Orchestra. Part conversation and part performance, co-hosts Sarah Hicks and Sam Bergman took audience members Inside the Classics … Continue reading
The Minnesota Orchestra performed its first full-ensemble performance in Grand Rapids to a capacity audience of Middle and High School students at the Reif Center on Friday morning. Associate Conductor Courtney Lewis, silhouetted in the wings, led the American-themed program … Continue reading
In studio for a live interview at KAXE Radio, conductors Courtney Lewis and Sarah Hicks previewed the weekend concerts and shared their personal music favorites in the midst of the station’s fall member drive. Lewis jumped into the action to … Continue reading
Courtney Lewis arrived in Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon to lead the 38-member Itasca Youth Chamber Orchestra in a side-by-side rehearsal with Minnesota Orchestra musicians focusing on Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite.
Two Kinder Konzerts—lively narrated programs for pre-schoolers—reached upwards of 300 youngsters at the Grand Rapids Public Library and Reif Center on Thursday. “I‘m sure it made more of an impression than we know,” said Mary Kosak, program officer at the … Continue reading
The full orchestra arrived in Grand Rapids on Thursday afternoon, and wasted little time before getting down to business with a rehearsal at the Reif Center for the week’s final concerts. View the full schedule of concerts this weekend by … Continue reading
Day three of the Orchestra’s Common Chords residency featured events spanning the city from one end to the other: from performances for patients at the spacious Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital to chamber music at the library and brass tunes … Continue reading
Minnesota Orchestra players shared a warm cultural exchange with members of the Ojibwe community last night in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, as part of the Orchestra’s Common Chords project.