Downtown Grand Rapids was filled the sweet sounds of holiday music as Grand Rapids Ballet performed a thrilling excerpt from "The Nutcracker" to open the annual Santa Parade. The parade performance was broadcast LIVE on WOOD TV8 Saturday November 21, 2015.
The Grand Rapids Ballet on tour to Seattle features works by internationally renowned choreographers. The performance will include Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s humorous and thought provoking WRITTEN & FORGOTTEN, Penny Saunders brilliant and majestic look into the dynamic of light in Slight, David Parsons’ modern masterpiece The Envelope, and Mario Radacovsky’s brilliant 5th Symphony.
Beethoven was, and still is, a cultural phenomenon. How was such an unhappy man able to create magic in his symphonies, sonatas, and piano concertos? Almost 200 years after his death, the beauty in his music and the legacy it has created continues to influence mankind.