Grand Rapids Symphony Society Holds Annual Meeting

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The Grand Rapids Symphony Society held its annual meeting on May 14 in Grand Rapids to appoint its leadership for the upcoming season. The Society elected eight new directors and re-elected ten current members of the Board. Following the annual meeting of the Society, the Board of Directors held its annual meeting and elected officers for the coming year.

New board members elected to the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Board of Directors include: Robert Connors, M.D., Eileen DeVries, John Hendrickson, Arthur C. Johnson, Milton W. Rohwer, Renee C. Tabben, David E. Thompson, M.D., and David Whitescarver.

Current board members re-elected to the Board of Directors include: Peg Breon, Dr. David L. Eisler, Joseph B. Levan, Tim Liang, Jerry Pearson, Gina Paul, Kathleen Stewart Ponitz, John P. Schneider, Anette W. Estrada, and Mary Tuuk.      

The Board of Directors elected the following officers: Kate Pew Wolters, chairperson; Peter M. Perez, immediate past chairperson; Charles Frayer, chairperson elect; Karen Henry Stokes, secretary; Anette W. Estrada, treasurer; Michael Ellis, vice chairperson; Tim Liang, vice chairperson; Timothy J. O’Donovan, vice chairperson; and Larry J. Robson, M.D., vice chairperson.

About the Grand Rapids Symphony

The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is nationally recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by Music Director David Lockington, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate Conductor John Varineau, nine concert series are presented, featuring a wide range of music and performance styles. More than 400 performances are presented each year, touching the lives of some 170,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs. The Symphony’s Affiliated Organizations include the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, and Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Choruses. The Symphony also provides the orchestra for Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. To learn more about the Grand Rapids Symphony please visit