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A five-star community event, the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Celebration of Soul Gala honors community leaders who are advancing the arts, education and inclusion in West Michigan.

Schedule of Events

5 PM - SOCIAL RECEPTION | JW Marriott, International Ballroom
Reconnect with old friends and make new ones while you mix and mingle at the pre-event cocktail reception.

5:30 PM - DINNER & DR. MALINDA P. SAPP LEGACY AWARDS | JW Marriott, International Ballroom
Join your Grand Rapids Symphony as we honor Jon McDonald, Teresa Weatherall Neal and Kate Pew Wolters for their extraordinary accomplishments, outstanding leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Entertainment includes the Grand Rapids Symphony Mosaic Scholars. Dinner will feature a gourmet three-course meal prepared by the talented JW Marriott culinary team.

8 PM - CONCERT | DeVos Performance Hall
Jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator Terence Blanchard has composed more than 40 film scores, most recently Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Special guests will include Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective, vocalist Quiana Lynell, the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Grand Rapids Symphony Community Chorus.

Learn more about Celebration of Soul and previous Legacy Award winners HERE.

2020 COS Sponsors

Symphony with Soul Concert Sponsor:

Celebration of Soul Gala Sponsor:

Guest Artist Sponsor:

Legacy Award Sponsor:

Mosaic Scholars Sponsors:
Karl & Patricia Betz
Kate Pew Wolters
Thompson Family Charitable Foundation

Benefactor Sponsor:

Patron Sponsors:
The Gerbens/Nedd Family | Mercy Health | O'Donovan Family Foundation | Frey Foundation | Bishop Marvin L. Sapp & Lighthouse Full Life Center Church | Eastern Floral | Varnum | Grand Valley State University

Table Sponsors:
Amway | Grand Wealth Management, LLC | Grand Rapids First | Spectrum Health | Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority and ASM Global | Inclusive Performance Strategies | John Lobo, MD & Wafa Adib-Lobo | Mercantile Bank | Metro Health - University of Michigan Health

Contributing Sponsor:
Grand Rapids Community Foundation