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Grand Rapids Symphony

300 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-454-9451
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Ranked #5 of 36 attractions in Grand Rapids
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The GR Symphony plays at Cannonsburg Ski Lodge Thursdays and Fridays in July. Every week the music varies. Usually one week is traditional symphony music. Last night I listened to Beatles music played by the symphony (cover band included!!) Guests can either buy a ticket there at the door or in advance. The ski lodge allows you to bring in... More

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Rockford, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Grand Rap[ids Symphony has been described as the best regional symphonies in the United States. The orchestra presents a major classical series, a major pops series and several programs designed to be accessible in a variety of venues.

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Barry County, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Grand Rapids Symphony provides a consistently superior experience across multiple genre of musical arts. The performance space seems to have no poor seating in acoustical terms. The acoustics provide an appropriate environment to support nuanced performances by soloists, ensembles, and the entire orchestra in many different stagings. I personally think it his a fantastic value, and so I have... More

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Grand Rapids Symphony is excellent. When we travel we try and make a point to visit the symphony of the town we are in. Since we live in Grand Rapids we get to experience our home symphony and they are amazing.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We find the Grand Rapids Symphony one of the best and most versatile symphonies in our experience. Excellent quality concerts with outstanding guest artists are standard. Then you have the Christmas Specials for families with great music and light-hearted fun, complete with "Santa" showing up to direct the orchestra. Outside pops concerts in the summer - our favorite is the... More

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Grand Rapids Symphony always does a SUPER job with their New Year's Eve Concerts! We have attended these for several years now and always look forward to something excellent and fun! This year was just as good and as special as previous years and we look forward to what creative things they will come up with in the future.

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Newaygo, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Fantastic concert, as Grand Rapids has a superb Symphony Orchestra. Wonderful selection of pops type music with about half instrumental and half including soloists. This happens every New Years Eve and we'll definitely do it again. As noted in a hotel review, we stayed at the Prince Conference Center on the Calvin College campus and that completed a really special... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of the finest, if not THE finest, regional symphony orchestra in the country. Concerts are always first rate. There is also a wide variety of concert experiences; Classical series, Rising Star series, Pops series, Symphonic Boom (pop culture hits), Great Eras series, Coffee Classics, Family series, Lollipops, and other special events. The symphony chorus and youth chorus have the... More

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Livonia, Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

They put on an excellent show. Would totally go again! Great for the entire family. DeVos is a nice place to watch from. All the seats, except the very top seem to be very good.

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Panama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My favorite piece was the flute introduction to John Williams score for Memoirs of a Geisha. The whole concert, explanations by the conductor and quality of musical experience a total delight. When orchestras around the country are shutting their doors, Grand Rapids is focusing the light in the right places to sustain the arts.

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