70th season of GRSO comes to an end


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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Concert introduces new variety to GRSO


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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Mourning and comfort


LA GRANDE — The themes of loss, mourning and comfort are no less universal today than they were when Johannes Brahms composed his “Requiem” 150 years ago. “Everybody’s definitely going to be feeling loss,” said Patty Sandoz, Grande Ronde Symphony Association’s director. “And there are also these wonderful moments and movements of hope throughout Brahms’ ‘Requiem.’” Johannes Brahms, one of […]

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GRSO presents Magic, Mystery and Majesty


LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra is gearing up for its fall concert, “Magic, Mystery and Majesty.” Each selection for the concert tells a dramatic story, according to the GRSA’s press release for the event. Beethoven’s “Egmont” presents an element of mystery. Egmont is based on a play by Goethe about a 16th century Dutch nobleman. Finland’s Sibelius’ […]

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Symphony tells Stories through Music

The Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra’s annual children’s concert has “sold out,” filling the nearly 450 seats in the McKenzie Theatre with children from La Grande, Baker, Joseph schools at no charge. There is still, however, time to get admittance into the full-length evening performance on March 2. Both GRSO concerts, led by music director Zeke Fetrow, will follow the theme […]

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Orchestra performs March 11

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Mio Aoike is the featured soloist at the March 11 concert. She will be in the spotlight during Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 3, op. 37 in C minor.”

[box_info]   • What: Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra • When: 7:30 p.m. March 11 • Where: McKenzie Theatre • Details: Tickets are available at Direct Music Source and the EOU Bookstore in La Grande and Betty’s Books in Baker City   [/box_info] By Jeff Petersen Go! staff The Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Leandro Espinosa, will perform […]

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