GR Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich | March 15 through March 16

GR Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Grand Rapids Symphony brings Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich to DeVos Performance Hall on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.


Grand Rapids Symphony will assemble its biggest orchestra of the season, some 90 musicians in all, for Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. At its premiere in 1937, the audience openly wept through the slow movement, which evokes the resilience of the suffering Soviet people through the 1930s. At its conclusion, the ovation lasted well over a half hour. George Li, a young Chinese-American pianist and winner of the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s mighty Piano Concerto No. 2. With its sentimental second movement and fiendish finale, it’s one of the most popular works ever composed for piano and orchestra. So popular, it’s made its way into many movies including Billy Wilder’s 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch, and Clint Eastwood’s 2010 film,Hearafter.


Tickets on sale now! Tickets may be purchases online at, the GRS box office at 300 Ottawa NW. Suite 100 (across the street from Calder Plaza) or charge by phone at 616-454-9451 X 4

Kristin Kuster Moxie
Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 for Piano
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Marcelo Lehninger Conductor | George Li Piano

Event Times:
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
8:00 PM
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
8:00 PM
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