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  • Reif-Center-Backstage-Katie-Benes

Backstage at the Reif: Katie Benes

Backstage at the Reif Center Katie Benes October 2017 Welcome back to a new season at the Reif! Last year in our Back Stage series, we introduced you to a handful of familiar faces from [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|
  • Roederick Cox conducting the Minnesota Orchestra

Program Notes: Minnesota Orchestra, Conductor Roederick Cox

Johannes Brahms Born: May 7, 1833, Hamburg, Germany Died: April 13, 1897, Vienna, Austria  Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80 Premiered: January 5, 1881 The Academic Festival Overture is, ironically enough, the work of a composer [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|
  • Darrel & Katy Johnson

Backstage at the Reif: Darrel & Katy Johnson

Backstage at the Reif Center Darrel & Katy Johnson May 2017 The beating heart of the Reif Center is the incredible performances that happen week after week. These performances wouldn’t be possible without our audiences! [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|

The Reif Center’s 2015-2016 Annual Report

We invite you to learn more about our organization by examining our 2015-2016 Annual Report. If you'd like to read the report in print, click the button below to view and print a pdf. or [...]

By |March 14th, 2017|

Backstage at the Reif with Sharon Marty

Backstage at the Reif Center Sharon Marty, Costumer for The Grand Rapids Players March 2017 Last month we chatted with Sarah Kowitz of the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program, one of our co-tenants at the [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|

Program Notes: Vienna Boys Choir, Conductor Oliver Stech

“Smile”     Part 1 William Boyce (1710 – 1779) Alleluja 3-part canon Arr. Gerald Wirth William Boyce was born in London, the son of a joiner. He became a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|

Backstage at the Reif Center: Interview with Sarah Kowitz

One of the goals for our recent renovation and expansion project was to realize the Reif Center as a regional hub for a diverse range of artistic activity. As part of that goal the Reif [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

Backstage at the Reif Center: Interview with Myron Johnson

Continuing our investigation Backstage at the Reif Center, this month we sat down with Myron Johnson, one of our Co-Dance Directors at Reif Dance. Myron has been with Reif Dance since last January (2016), but [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

NEW! Youth Acting Workshop

Presenting Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. January-March 2017 Starting in January 2017, the Grand Rapids Players and Reif Performing Art Center will collaborate to offer a 12-week youth acting workshop. The program will begin with [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|
  • Greg Johnson

Backstage at the Reif Center: Interview with Greg Johnson

Do you ever sit in your seat before a performance and wonder what's going on behind the curtain? That's the great mystery of theater! It's all an illusion intended to create a particular experience for [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|