Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series

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

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2013-14 Season

Brilliant Beethoven – Gilmore Festival Concert

A triple dose of Beethoven's undisputed musical genius.

2014-15 Season

Beethoven's Fifth

A concert inspired by visual art, including a world premiere.
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending
PHILIP SAWYERS Hommage to Kandinsky: A Symphonic Poem for Orchestra [World Premiere]
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Dylana's Sibelius

David Lockington and his wife, Dylana Jenson, share the stage for Sibelius' Violin Concerto.
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Overture
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Copland and Brahms

The clarinet shines during two works featuring the warm-toned woodwind.
NICO MUHLY Wish You Were Here
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
PONCHIELLI Il Convegno
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

Love and Life

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

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 Piano Concerto, "Tristan" [World Premiere, GRS Commission]
WAGNER/ARR. deVLIEGER 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 Fanfare for Brass Quintet and Orchestra [Midwest Premiere]
J.S. BACH Contrapunctus VII
KYLE WERNER Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra [World Premiere]
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 featuring Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

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