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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Common Chords: Grand Rapids

It’s Official

Conductor Sarah Hicks and musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra were on hand at the Grand Rapids City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon to witness the proclamation by Mayor Dale Adams, officially declaring October 10th through October 16th, 2011 Minnesota Orchestra Common Chords Week.

Hicks spoke briefly in response to the Mayor’s proclamation, stressing the project’s goal of “enriching communities through cultural exchange.”

Her remarks were followed with a performance of Mouret’s Rondeau by the Orchestra’s brass quintet. Upon its completion, hornist Herb Winslow posed the question, “Do you want an encore?” Adams quickly responded with a resounding, “Yes!”

View more photos from our residency in Grand Rapids on our Facebook page.