Now more than ever, students need creative skill-building to succeed in the classrooms of today as well as the work places of tomorrow. The Grand Rapids Symphony is dedicated to providing a wide range of activities including performing ensembles, scholarships, and awards.
CONCERTS AND ACTIVITIES
PNC Lollipop Concerts [ages 3-7]
Sponsored by PNC Bank
A first-experience for families and school groups! Children naturally embrace music, rhythm and dance. What better time in their development to watch their beloved childhood tales come to life with the Grand Rapids Symphony's mesucal interpretation of classic children's literature.
Tickets are $5 per person, regardless of age, for general admission seats. Call the GRS ticket office at 616/454-9451 ext. 4 or Ticketmaster at 616/456-3333. For information regarding the school performances of our Lollipop Concerts, click here.
DTE Energy Foundation Family Series Concerts [ages 8-13]
Sponsored by DTE Energy Foundation
A concert series so fun, the whole family will want in on the action! Get inspired by the pros showing off what they love to do best -- play great music with skill and style, no matter when it was written. Come early to get in on hands-on fun before the concert even starts! Join us for the pre-concert activities in the lobby where kids get to try an instrument new to them, or show off their "mad skills" on their favorite.
Grand Rapids Youth Symphony [ages 12-18]
Presented by Meijer
Grand Rapids Youth Choruses [ages 6-18]
Presented by Legacy Trust; Sean Ivory Occupies The Cal and Pat Verduin Chair
These young singers ages 6-18 are regularly featured onstage with the Grand Rapids Symphony each year to present a wide variety of exceptional music. Led by Youth Chorus Director Sean Ivory, and Junior Youth Chorus Director Jackie Sonderfan Schoon, these fine musicians are not to be missed!!For more information about these ensembles, including audition information, contact the GRSYPC office at 616/881-2560 or check them out on the web at www.grsyc.org.
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. Contact the Education Department to make a reservation at 616/454-9451, Ext. 128.