Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series

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

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2014-15 Season

Love and Life

A concert of two Grand Rapids premieres.
AVNER DORMAN
Dialogues of Love [World Premiere, GRS Commission]
STRAVINSKY The Firebird, complete ballet score

Hough Plays Dvorák

Genius grant recipient Stephen Hough returns to DeVos Performance Hall.
CHRISTOPHER ROUSE Iscariot
DVORÁK Piano Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3

Inspired by Wagner

Wagner's genius and influence is explored.
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger
DALIT WARSHAW Conjuring Tristan Piano Concerto [World Premiere, GRS Commission]
WAGNER/ARR. de VLIEGER Tristan and Isolde, "An Orchestral Passion"

New World Symphony

Your GRS performs Dvorák's most popular symphony.
HAYDN
Symphony No. 22, "The Philosopher"
BERNSTEIN Serenade
DVORÁK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

Brass and Variations

Axiom Brass, an award-winning brass quintet, joins your GRS.
BERNARD RANDS Adieu [Midwest Premiere]
J.S. BACH Contrapunctus VII
KYLE WERNER Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra [World Premiere]
LUTOSLAWSKI/ARR. HARVEY Paganini Variations
AVNER DORMAN Variations Without a Theme
ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, "Enigma"

Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Three eras, three composers, three variations on passion.
BARBER
Second Essay for Orchestra
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

David's Grand Finale: Mahler's "Resurrection"

David Lockington's last performance as music director.
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"