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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Common Chords: Grand Rapids

Art inspired by Music

The eighth grade art students of teacher Sherry El-nashaar learned first-hand about the connections between art and music at Elkington Middle School Tuesday. Students focused intently on creating pastel and charcoal drawings while the Orchestra’s String Quartet played music of different moods and styles. “We’ve never done anything like this in class before,” said El-nashaar. The art and music theme continues this week with the Brass Quartet performing at Grand Rapids’ MacRostie Art Center on Wednesday afternoon, along with a special presentation by Ashley Kolka. The event is open to the public and begins at 5pm.

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