In recognition of Veterans Day 2012, The Grand Rapids Symphony is extending a special discount to military personnel and veterans for its next Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series concerts, “We Remember,” on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:00 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall.
The Grand Rapids Symphony wants to say “thank you” to the more than 700,000 veterans living in Michigan with this offer of $5 concert tickets. To claim the discount, military personnel and veterans simply need to show military ID or similar identification at the DeVos Performance Hall box office starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the concert. Up to two discounted tickets can be purchased at one time.
The Grand Rapids Symphony, Symphony Chorus, Youth Chorus, and five vocal soloists will come together to present “We Remember,” a musical story-telling rich in history, beauty, and hope. The concert couples Stephen Paulus’ acclaimed Holocaust memorial oratorio “To Be Certain of the Dawn” with Felix Mendelssohn’s famous “Reformation” Symphony for a thought-provoking program that encourages the community to explore themes of faith, forgiveness and understanding.
Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director David Lockington calls “To Be Certain of the Dawn” a “wonderful work” and says the concert “is a part of an ecumenical effort to bring people together to explore things that keep us separated and keep us drawing together.”