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Changing minds about bassoon: Guest Artist Series brings Scott Pool to GV

(09/19/12 6:19pm)

The Guest Artist Series at Grand Valley State University will continue bringing a mixture of talents to campus with a performance by world-renowned bassoonist, Scott Pool. Pool has been playing bassoon for 23 years after being drawn to the wind instrument in junior high and high school, and said he admires the expressive capabilities and almost “mournful” sound of the instrument. During years of performing with orchestras across the country, and around the world through audition and invitation, Pool was given an exclusive chance to be a part of multiple musical festivals in Italy, including the Orfeo Music Festival and Schlern International Music Festival.


GR’s October music scene rocks through Halloween

(09/26/12 6:11pm)

Alongside the changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween, this October the Grand Rapids music scene will come alive, too. The month begins with Rascal Flatts at Van Andel Arena on Oct. 6. The country band has been playing together for 13 years, won more than 40 awards and has had 12 singles hit the No.1 spot on Billboard country music charts. The trio is touring to promote the release of their ninth album, titled “Changed.”