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2014-15 Season

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Passion. Wonder.

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Transformation.

For 85 years, the mission of the Grand Rapids Symphony has been to share great music that moves the human soul. This 2014-15 Season is no exception. Experience great masterworks that have inspired generations, exhilarating showpieces that thrill audiences young and old, new works that highlight today’s creative minds, and as always, performances that connect us to the transformative power of music.

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A balance of masterpieces, works by living composers and world-renowned conductors and soloists.

Bring back memories and create new ones with a mix of popular entertainers and musical favorites. Big names, big hits, big fun!

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2014-15 marks the Grand Rapids Symphony’s final season with music director David Lockington, and it is time to celebrate his legacy and revel in this season of outstanding musical offerings. We’ve got everything from Mahler’s “Resurrection” to Singin’ in the Rain to singer-songwriter Ben Folds, and everything in between.

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These outside-thebox experiences feature pop culture hits and today’s entertainers. see pages 12

Living composers, contemporary works, premieres and commissions – some visually enhanced. see page 13

Journey through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras with these concerts that are intimate and informative.

One-hour Friday morning concerts with complimentary coffee and pastries.

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s t n e v E l a i Spec October 15

December 23

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SAndi PattY Yuletide Joy

An unforgettable evening celebrating David Lockington’s outstanding musical leadership, diverse musical accomplishments and community mindedness. Join us onstage for dinner at DeVos Performance Hall while the orchestra performs! 85th Season Sponsor: The Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation

For one special night only, Sandi Patty will take the stage to perform her hit holiday concert. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.” Yuletide Joy is sure to dazzle longtime fans – and earn her many more! The festive favorites include O Holy Night, Jingle Bells and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

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Save the date for our 14th annual celebration of African-American musical expression, bridging cultures through the shared language of music. Special guest and on-sale date to be announced soon!

David Lockington, Conductor Grand Rapids Symphony Community Chorus Duane Shields Davis, Director

Creative Connections Jill Collier Warne, Director

One incredible night for GR! Experience your Grand Rapids Symphony as never before— onstage at Van Andel Arena with the Symphony Chorus, Grand Rapids Youth Choruses and Grand Rapids Youth Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera Grand Rapids and Broadway Grand Rapids! 85th Season Sponsor: The Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation

John Varineau, Conductor

March 15-21

grand rapids bach Festival

Join us for a week-long celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach inspired performances and community events. Create your own personal dialogue with the musical genius of Bach. Let time-honored works, performed in fresh contexts, ignite your imagination. Plus, witness the wonder and beauty of the composer’s music performed in its original sacred setting.

For more information, including ticket prices for these Special Events, please visit our website at GRSymphony.org.

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love and life Avner Dorman Dialogues of Love [World Premiere, GRS Commission]

Stravinsky The Firebird, complete ballet David Lockington, Conductor GR Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, Director GR Symphony Youth Chorus, Sean Ivory, Director

from David... I asked Avner Dorman what work he had inside him crying to be born. He said: “I would love to write an oratorio exploring a dialogue about love from different perspectives.” Our wonderful choruses will be featured and the orchestra will play another Grand Rapids premiere – the complete “Firebird.” Concert Sponsor:

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Marcelo Lehninger, Guest Conductor Philippe Quint, Violin

from David... I am passionate about the music of Wagner and always look forward to conducting it. Wagner’s influence today is still profound. He changed everything harmonically with “Tristan”; theatrically, philosophically and psychologically with “The Ring.” “Tristan” is even a part of the literary backdrop for the piano concerto that Dalit Warshaw has written and will be performing with us.

Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint performs Bernstein’s Serenade in this program led by Marcelo Lehninger. Following his Carnegie Hall debut, Lehninger was praised by The New York Times for his “impressive technique, musical insight and youthful energy.”

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David Lockington, Conductor GR Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, Director Kelley Nassief, Soprano Susan Platts, Mezzo-soprano

from David... The last performance that I will conduct as music director is Mahler’s “Resurrection Symphony,” one of my favorite symphonies. We have completed a Mahler cycle over my tenure, so this seems like a fitting and spectacular end to my final season! Concert Sponsor:

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Broadway meets Hollywood for this memorable evening of song and dance. Two Broadway stars recreate the legendary choreography of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, performed to selections from George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. Stuart Chafetz, Guest Conductor Joan Hess and Kirby Ward, Vocalists/Dancers

November 14/15, 8 pm November 16, 3 pm Complete film with orchestra Witness the award-winning big-screen performances of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, dancing and singing along to a downpour of magnificent songs – Make ‘Em Laugh, Fit as a Fiddle, You Were Meant for Me and more. Your Symphony provides the live soundtrack, bringing this classic film to life for audiences of all ages. David Lockington, Conductor

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Lights, camera, action! Your GRS brings the music of the silver screen to DeVos Performance Hall, performing songs from Oscar-nominated and winning dramas, romances and Hollywood classics. John Varineau, Conductor Rich Ridenour, Piano; Diane Penning, Soprano Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet

March 13/14, 8 pm March 15, 3 pm

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Holiday Pops This holiday tradition features beloved favorites, the Symphony Chorus, holiday sing-along, a visit from Santa and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus finale. John Varineau, Conductor Rod Gilfry, Baritone GR Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, Director GR Symphony Youth Chorus, Sean Ivory, Director

the best of broadway Hear the best of Broadway performed by two stars of the stage! This tribute to some of the most celebrated musicals includes selections from My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret and Wicked. Bob Bernhardt, Guest Conductor Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque, Vocalists

May 15/16, 8 pm May 17, 3 pm

Symphonic Silhouettes with Le Ombré Jaws will drop as world-class performers use their silhouettes to create stunning shadow art. Le Ombré combines breathtaking acrobatics, contemporary dance, live vocals, amusing theatrics and a full orchestra to create storytelling that is imaginative and visually spectacular. John Varineau, Conductor Le Ombré, Silhouette dance and shadow performers

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Acura/ELS Presents Ben Folds with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Ben Folds

A modern day piano man, Ben Folds is known for his witty lyrics, infectious alt-pop melodies and charming storytelling. This creative showman joins your GRS to perform his newly written Piano Concerto as well as fan favorites from Ben Folds Five and his popular solo albums. December 16, 7:30 pm

Fifth Third cirque de noël

Be thrilled by the stunning displays of Cirque artistry, choreographed to classical and seasonal favorites. West Michigan’s hit holiday production is the ultimate experience, featuring the awe-inspiring feats of aerialists, jugglers, contortionists and acrobats.

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Clint Needam Earth and Green Chris Cerrone High Windows Ray Lustig Suspension Adam Schoenberg Picture Studies

George Crumb “Remembrance of Time” from Echoes of Time and the River Brent Michael Davids Black Hills Olowan Brent Michael Davids “Native Americans” from Honoring Kwa’apoge Brent Michael Davids Film Score Music David Lockington, Conductor Brent Michael Davids, Composer/Curator Maza Kute, Drum Ensemble

from David... This program is being curated by a friend of mine, Brent Michael Davids. He combines Native American elements and drumming with symphonic music that resonates so deeply. As a musical storyteller he has also done a lot of film work, some of which will be featured. April 18, 8 pm

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Through social media, composer and concert curator Adam Schoenberg solicited for submissions of new music inspired by paintings, sculptures and film. He quickly received 42 submissions, of which the three listed above were chosen.

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John Varineau, Conductor Adam Schoenberg, Composer/Curator Micah Silver, Visual Artist

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November 7, 8 pm

the classical concert Mozart Overture to Il re pastore CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D minor Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major Haydn Symphony No. 85, “La Riene” John Varineau, Conductor Camilla Hoitenga, Flute Zlatomir Fung, Cello Stulberg Gold Medalist

Award-winning flutist Camilla Hoitenga, Grand Rapids native and Calvin College alum, returns home to perform a concerto written for an emperor! Also performing is cellist Zlatomir Fung, the 2014 winner of both the Stulberg String Competition and Irving M. Klein International String Competition. Plus, Haydn’s Symphony No. 85 commemorates the Symphony’s 85th Season.

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from David... This concert will feature an even rarer collaboration between Dylana and me – the Brahms double concerto. (I will be playing the cello!) It only took us 31 years to get around to it and we’re glad we finally did!

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David Lockington, Conductor/Cello John Varineau, Conductor Dylana Jenson, Violin

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November 22, 3 pm

Family Matinee: the Firebird Stravinsky The Firebird David Lockington, Conductor

Experience highlights from The Firebird, Stravinsky’s remarkable masterpiece written for ballet and performed by orchestras around the globe. Its powerful thematic elements take listeners on a compelling musical journey, perfect for young families to discover and enjoy!

March 14, 10:15 am & 11:30 am

Green Eggs and Ham John Varineau, Conductor

January 31, 10:15 am & 11:30 am May 16, 3 pm

Family Matinee: Symphonic Silhouettes John Varineau, Conductor Le Ombré, Silhouette dance and shadow performers

Le Ombré acrobatic troupe will captivate the imagination of audiences young and old, using silhouettes to create stunning shadow art! This performance is great for young families, combining dazzling visual theatrics with live music from your favorite Symphony.

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These one-hour family programs are drawn from the full concerts featured in the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series on Nov 21/22 and the Fox Motors Pops Series on May 15-18.

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Little Red Riding Hood with the Grand Rapids Ballet John Varineau, Conductor Grand Rapids Ballet, Patricia Barker, Artistic Director

The timeless tale of a spunky young girl and a crafty wolf whose plans are foiled by a modern day twist. Featuring the dancers of the Grand Rapids Ballet!

Kids learn about instrument families! Musicians wear colored t-shirts to show their membership in the string, woodwind, brass or percussion family.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday like a zizzer-zazzer-zuzz! Your Grand Rapids Symphony presents the classic story of Green Eggs and Ham in the style of a fun children’s operetta. Experience a merry, whiz-bang romp through the Dr. Seuss classic that seamlessly incorporates sophisticated references to familiar classical and popular music, with a timeless parable about not judging others. A child named Sam-I-Am and a character called the Grouch are featured.

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Holiday Pops This holiday tradition features beloved favorites, the Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus, a holiday sing-along, a visit from Santa and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus finale. John Varineau, Conductor Rod Gilfry, Baritone GR Symphony Chorus, Pearl Shangkuan, Director GR Symphony Youth Chorus, Sean Ivory, Director

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Fifth Third cirque de noël

For one special night only, Sandi Patty will take the stage to perform her hit holiday concert. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.” Yuletide Joy is sure to dazzle longtime fans – and earn her many more! This festive nights includes O Holy Night, Jingle Bells and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Be thrilled by the stunning displays of Cirque artistry, choreographed to classical and seasonal favorites. West Michigan’s hit holiday production is the ultimate experience, featuring the awe-inspiring feats of aerialists, jugglers, contortionists and acrobats. David Lockington, Conductor

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Richard and Helen DeVos September 19-20 Beethoven’s Fifth (C) (C) classical 26-28 Dancing and Romancing (P) Fox Motors October 4 Inspired by Art (MN) (P) Pops Nestlé Gerber 10-11 Dylana’s Sibelius (C) (SB) SymphonicBoom 15 Symphony in D (SE) Crowe Horwath 18 Acura/ELS presents Ben Folds (SB) (MN) Music Now Crowe Horwath 24-25 Copland and Brahms (C) (GE) Great Eras November 7 The Classical Coffee Concert (CC) Porter Hills 7 The Classical Concert (GE) (CC) Coffee Classics DTE Energy Foundation 14-16 Singin’ in the Rain (P) (F) FAMILY 21-22 Love and Life (C) PNC 22 Family Matinee: The Firebird (F) (L) Lollipops December 4-7 Holiday Pops (P) 16-18 Fifth Third Cirque de Noël (SB) 23 Sandy Patti Yuletide Joy (SE) January 9-10 Hough Plays Dvorak (C) 16 The Romantic Coffee Concert (CC) 16 The Romantic Concert (GE) 17 Native Sounds (MN) 23-25 A Night at the Oscars (P) 30-31 Inspired by Wagner (C) 31 Little Red Riding Hood (L) February 7 rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes (SB) 20-21 New World Symphony (C) 28 Symphony with Soul (SE) March 6-7 Brass and Variations (C) 13-15 The Best of Broadway (P) 14 Green Eggs and Ham (L) 15-21 Grand Rapids Bach Festival (SE) 27-28 Mozart and Tchaikovsky (C) April 17 The Baroque Coffee Concert (CC) 17 The Baroque Concert (GE) 18 Brilliante (MN) 24 LiveArts (SE) May 8-9 David’s Grand Finale: Mahler’s “Resurrection” (C) 15-17 Symphonic Silhouettes with Le Ombré (P) 16 Family Matinee: Symphonic Silhouettes (F)

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