New Music Ensemble to launch national park concert series

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks Project. With two years of planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will perform the pieces April 29 through May 4. The ensemble will present their program over a 10 day period across 4,000 miles, performing at 13 indoor and outdoor concert venues at five different southwest national parks. All concerts are free and open to the public. The full schedule can be found at