New GR Symphony Series Spotlights Living Composers to Attract Younger Audiences E-mail
by John Sinkevics

GR SymphonyComposer and Colorado Symphony timpanist Bill Hill describes some of his unconventional, edgy and modern classical works as “definitely something different.”

That’s precisely the approach driving the Grand Rapids Symphony’s new Crowe Horwath MusicNOW Series – a trio of concerts in an intimate setting, spotlighting living composers who’ve created striking works that the symphony hopes can attract new and younger audiences eager to explore fresh classical music with a kick.

GRNow Weekly Preview September 23-29, 2013 E-mail

ArtPrize continues this week with the Top Ten Announcement and the Juried Awards Shortlist Event, plus Swing Dancing returns to Rosa Parks Circle, the Professional Bull Riders are in town and a handful of haunted Halloween attractions open.


Joe Satriani & Steve Morse at Wings Stadium E-mail
Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani and special guest Steve Morse took the stage at Kalamazoo Wings Stadium September 21, 2013. Photos by Paul Jendrasiak.

Joe Satriani & Steve Morse WIngs Stadium

GRNow Weekly Preview September 16-22, 2013 E-mail

ArtPrize is back this week with an opening kick-off and dozens of events! Plus, Founders celebrates its grand reopening, swing dancing is outside at GVSU, Meijer Gardens opens "Shattered" and the Ringling Bros. visit Van Andel Arena.


GRNow Weekly Preview September 9-15, 2013 E-mail

Eastown Streetfair, Mexican Independence Festival and the Cottage Bar Chili Cookoff headline another week of big outdoor events, plus ArtPrize previews at GRAM, The Harris Building and San Chez get underway.


GRNow Weekly Preview September 3-8, 2013 E-mail

The first full week in September kicks off one of the busiest times of the year for Grand Rapids with favorite events like Celebration on the Grand, Hispanic Festival and the Garfield Park Arts & Crafts Fair, along with the debut of first-time events like the Cannonsburg Pintwood Derby and Grandmother Power.


GRNow Weekly Preview August 26-September 2, 2013 E-mail

The lead-up to Labor Day Weekend includes baseball, auto racing and a performance by Smokey Robinson. Plus, the highly-anticipated indoor portion of the Downtown Market opens its doors.


ZZ Top at Rock the Rapids E-mail
ZZ Top wrapped up the 2013 edition of Rock the Rapids Thursday night, August 22. Photos by Paul Jendrasiak.

ZZ Top

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