70th season of GRSO comes to an end

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LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the conclusion of its 70th season with the annual Concerto-Aria Concert at 7 p.m. May 30. The concert, which will be held in McKenzie Theater on the campus of Eastern Oregon University, also acts as a farewell to conductor Zeke Fetrow after three successful years. A press release from the […]

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QUICK TAKES: April 4, 2018

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Murals to be unveiled Friday (pictured above) BAKER CITY — Two murals by Megan McGuinness were installed at the Royal Building at Court Plaza on March 30, and these works of art will be unveiled at 6 p.m. April 6. The event is open to the public. The artist and members of the Baker City Public Art Commission will be […]

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Symphony opens 70th season

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LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony Association will hold its first concert of the season at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. The show opens the symphony’s 70th season and pulls together a number of musical traditions. The concert’s theme, “Finding Our Why,” includes music from Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre” and Austria’s New Year’s […]

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QUICK TAKES: SEPT. 20, 2017

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New Island City Fiddle Club launches for kids ISLAND CITY — The brand-new Island City Fiddle Club will be launched Oct. 3 for third graders at Island City Elementary School. The club, which will meet from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be taught by experienced music educators Denise Hattan and Kathy Thimmes. This program is sponsored by Grande Ronde […]

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Concert introduces new variety to GRSO

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LA GRANDE — The upcoming “Showstoppers” concert, presented by the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, will be a “major departure” from the group’s typical performances. That’s according to Grande Ronde Symphony Association President Patty Sandoz, who noted that the May 31 show will include composers from a range of genres, including classical, Latin rock and movie soundtracks. Mozart, Puccini, Saint-Saens, Santana, […]

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Chamber Concert season concludes with ‘Poems and Stories’

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LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony Association will conclude its Chamber Concert season with a show called “Stories and Poems.” Eastern Oregon University’s 2016 graduate Shahayla Ononaiye will perform operatic works and art songs, as well as contemporary-classical crossover works. She will be accompanied by Mio Aoike, who holds a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Oregon and […]

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