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Big names like "Hamilton's" Leslie Odom Jr. performing with GR Symphony

Check out what's coming in the 2020-21 season
Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 19:50:22-05

The Grand Rapids Symphony has just released some highlights fro its upcoming 2020-21 season, and there are many big names coming to the DeVos Performance Hall stage, including a star from Hamilton.

Starting off the new season in September is Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, one of the world's best-known musical motifs.

Other classical music pieces performed by the Grand Rapids symphony include Mozart’s Requiem featuring the GR Symphony Chorus, Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” the spooky music from Disney’s original “Fantasia,” and Richard Strauss’ tone poem “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (“Thus Spoke Zarathustra”) – used as the opening music for Stanley Kuberick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

Special guests like superstar violinist Sarah Chang and organists Cameron Carpenter will be making appearances at certain performances during the season.

In addition to classical music, two brand new original pieces of music will be performed by the Grand Rapids Symphony. The season will begin with "Immortal Beloved" by Grand Rapids' very own Alexander Miller, and a Double Concerto for Vibraphone, Marimba and Orchestra will debut in September.

Plus, season subscribers have the first opportunity to buy tickets for a special-event, one-night only appearance by Leslie Odom Jr., the Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor who starred on Broadway as Aaron Burr in Hamilton.

Since the new season is months away, enjoy a musical date with your Valentine by listening to Schubert Symphony No. 9on February 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.

To purchase tickets and learn more about these shows, visit