Grand Rapids Symphony’s Coffee Classics Romantic Concert

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Date(s) - 02/22/2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Royce Auditorium at St. Cecilia Music Center

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20/21st Century: Celebrating Women

March 29

John Varineau, conductor

Ava Ordman, trombone

  • JOAN TOWER: Chamber Dance
  • ANNA CLYNE: Within Her Arms
  • RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: Andante for Strings
  • RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER: Rissolty, Rossolty
  • DAVID BEIDENBENDER: Concerto for Trombone (Grand Rapids co-commission)

Ava Ordman, for nearly 25 years, served as Principal Trombonist of the Grand Rapids Symphony, frequently appearing as soloist with the orchestra. Now a professor of music at Michigan State University, Ordman returns for a concert of 20th and 21st century music, most of it by women. Composers included Grammy Award-winner Joan Tower and early 20th century composer Ruth Crawford Seeger who also happened to be stepmother to folksinger and songwriter Pete Seeger.

Concert starts at 10:00 am. Complimentary coffee and donut hour begins at 9:00 am.