A magical premiere for the Grand Rapids Symphony

Avner Dorman's Firebird

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Grand Rapids Symphony will perform the world premiere of “Love and Life” on November 21 and 22.

The concert opens with a world premiere of Avner Dorman’s “Dialogues of Love.” He was inspired by a book from the 16th century that explores the meaning of love and life. While composing the piece, Avner also explored the concept of love in several religious and poetic sources. The piece will feature the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and Youth Choruses.

In the second half, the Grand Rapids Symphony will play the complete “Firebird.” It will be the first time the orchestra plays the complete score of the Russian masterpiece. It’s a classic fairytale story with a hero, princesses, and an evil magician.

Families are invited to a matinee performance on Saturday, November 22. “The Firebird” is part of the DTE Energy Foundation Family Series at 3 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall. The matinee is a special one-hour format and is a perfect way to introduce kids to symphonic music. Make sure to arrive early to enjoy the instrument petting zoo and admire The Firebird mural created by kids at Blandford Nature Center. Kids’ tickets are $5.

“Love and Life”
Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22
8 p.m.
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
Tickets start at $18

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