John Varineau Conductor | Rich Ridenour Piano

Join the Grand Rapids Symphony as we celebrate America with a playlist featuring The Armed Forces Salute, Overture to Candide,God Bless America,” John Williams’ Theme from Born on the 4th of July, and Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.

In honor of our 25th anniversary celebration pianist, Rich Ridenour, will return for an encore performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue along with the 3rd movement of his Concerto in F!

The evening will end in an explosion of color and grandeur against the backdrop of the night sky while the Grand Rapids Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Arrive at the concert early and enjoy pre-concert entertainment featuring Michael Schaeffer on accordion.

VIP Parking Passes are now available for purchase by clicking HERE or calling 616.454.9451 x123. Please note that parking passes will be mailed in June.

Have a GROUP? We have a discount for you! Click HERE to learn more about discounted pricing.


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For the safety of our guests the following items are prohibited on the grounds:
    • No Weapons
    • No Firearms
    • No Fireworks
    • No Pets (Service Animals Permitted)
    • No Grills

All bags and coolers are subject to security searches.

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