Learning doesn’t end at graduation! The Grand Rapids Symphony offers unique experiences for the “young at heart” to explore great music, and great art—from engaging pre-concert talks, to behind-the-scenes tours—there’s something for everyone of all ages.
CONCERTS AND ACTIVITIES
UpBeat Pre-concert Presentations
Sponsored by: BDO
You won’t want to miss these multi-media presentations proceeding each of the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series Concerts at DeVos Hall that will be sure to enrich your concert experience.
David Lockington is joined by special guests and guest artists for these FREE 40-minute presentations beginning at 7:00 p.m. Open to all concert attendees for that evening’s performance. No need to make a reservation…just pop in!
Nooks & Crannies Tours [ages 11 - Adult]
Explore the mysteries of what goes into making Grand Rapids Symphony concerts come to life in these informative and fun backstage tours of DeVos Hall. Go places the audience rarely sees and sit onstage right where the orchestra sits! Great for school bands and orchestras as well as scouting troops, youth groups, senior/retiree groups and more!
Tours are available for groups of 15 or more.
To schedule a Nooks & Crannies Tour, contact the Education Department at 616/454-9451, Ext. 128.
Age Appropriate: Sixth Grade through Adult (ages 11-adult)
Tour Length: 60 minutes
Ticket Information: FREE!
Access to Music and Senior Access to Music Concerts [all ages]
Sponsored by: Amway, Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority & SMG Management
The Access to Music Concerts provide a unique performance FREE for members of the Greater Grand Rapids community who are not able to attend traditional concerts due to impairments or physical and financial limitations. These concerts occupy a special place in the heart of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s education programs. Come and enjoy great music in an environment that will be sure to make everyone feel welcome.
Held at the new Salvation Army Kroc Center, these concerts are in a barrier free location, with close and convenient parking for concert attendees. Additionally, plenty of volunteers are on-hand to assist concert attendees to and from their vehicles.
Space is limited! Advance reservations are required.