The Grand Rapids Symphony returns to the Dogwood Center on Thursday, April 18 for a sure to be incredible performance! Join us and you will experience a world-class orchestra performing for you live at the Dogwood! A wonderful evening with a wonderful orchestra!
Featuring Rossini Overture to L’italiania in Algeri (An Italian in Algiers), Bottesini Concerto for Double Bass, and Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian”. The 19th century Italian Giovanni Bottesini, known as the “Paganini of the Double Bass” for his acclaimed virtuosity, composed music especially to show off his considerable skills as a soloist. William McGregor, the winner of the 2017 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, is guest soloist in this program of music by two Italian composers plus Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, which the German composer wrote to evoke the sights and sounds of Italy. With Marcelo Lehninger, Conductor and William McGregor Double Bass, Winner of the 2017 Stulberg International String Competition.
This program is funded in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation
and Nestle Nutrition/Gerber Products.