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Kent Philharmonic performing weekend concert

Photo Courtesy of the Kent Philharmonic

By Mia Kerner

Saturday Dec. 18, the Kent Philharmonic will be performing a multitude of songs and arrangements at the Grand Rapids Community College St. Cecilia Music Center. 

The performance will include Beethoven’s “Egmont overture,” Weber’s “Concertino for clarinet” (featuring  a solo from concerto competition winner Benno Alderink), Franck’s “Symphony in d minor,” and possibly Finzi’s “In Terra Pax”.

The Kent Philharmonic is operated through GRCC and relies on fundraising and ticket sales to further the education and experience of its gifted members.

As stated in the Philharmonic’s mission statement, it is a “college/community symphony orchestra devoted to the performance of symphonic literature” which consists of “adult community musicians and GRCC students seeking credit.”

​​The Kent Philharmonic is directed by the highly-regarded viola recitalist, Libor Ondras, who has composed a classically cheerful holiday setlist. 

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and veterans. GRCC students are admitted for free upon presentation of a valid RaiderCard.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening in the Royce Auditorium inside the St. Cecilia Music Center.

Tickets are available for purchase here


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