Learning doesn’t end at graduation! 

The Grand Rapids Symphony offers unique experiences for adults to enjoy life-long learning opportunities that explore great music, and great art—from engaging pre-concert talks, to behind-the-scenes tours—there’s something for everyone of all ages.

Backstage and Behind the Music

An ever-changing collection of classes, lectures and one-of-a-kind experiences for orchestral music-lovers of all sorts!  Whether you have been an avid listener for years, or are just starting to explore the amazing world of classical music, these experiences are designed to bring you backstage and behind the music!  Click here to learn more.

UpBeat Pre-concert Presentations [open to all concert ticket holders]

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. Click here to learn more. 

Student Passport [for full time college students of any age]

Sign up at the Student Passport table the evening of the concert you want to attend. Please have your Student ID with you. You will immediately receive your membership card for the purchase of a $5 ticket. Click here to learn more. 

MySymphony360 [for young professionals ages 21-35]

Designed for people ages 21-35, MySymphony360 memberships provide a custom GR Symphony experience including $15 concert tickets and a wide range of perks and benefits. Click here to learn more. 

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! Click here to learn more. 

Up Beat
Nooks & Crannies Tour
Access to Music

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. Click here to  learn more.