“Star Trek: Live in Concert” and “Michael W. Smith: The Spirit of Christmas” Tickes On Sale May 27

Media Contact:
Samara Napolitan
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 110

Among the many thrilling programs to be offered during the Grand Rapids Symphony’s 2015-16 Season are “Star Trek: Live in Concert” on Saturday, October 17 and “Michael W. Smith: The Spirit of Christmas” on Tuesday, December 8. Tickets to these concerts range from $25 - $100 and are on sale to the public May 27.   

Boldly go where no one has gone before when J.J. Abrams’ acclaimed “Star Trek” (2009) is shown in high definition at DeVos Performance Hall while the Grand Rapids Pops performs Michael Giacchino’s unforgettable score. “Star Trek: Live in Concert” is part of the Nestlé Gerber SymphonicBoom Series. Tickets start at $32.     

Ring in the Christmas season with an inspiring night of music featuring one of contemporary Christian music’s biggest superstars, Michael W. Smith. Guest conductor David Hamilton will lead this one-night-only special event at Resurrection Life Church. This heartwarming performance will also feature the ResLife Choir. Tickets are available for $25, $42 and $60 along with a Family 4-Pack for $60. 


Tickets are available at the Symphony office, weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 300 Ottawa NW, Suite 100, (located across from the Calder Plaza), or by calling 616.454.9451 x 4. (Phone orders will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee, with a $12 maximum.) Tickets are available by phone in the evening and on Saturday by calling 616.885.1241. Tickets are available at the DeVos Place Box Office, weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on the day of the concert at the concert venue beginning two hours prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster, 800.982.2787, online at GRSymphony.org or in person at Ticketmaster outlets: select D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare Stores and Walmart. Tickets purchased at these locations will include a Ticketmaster service fee.

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 GRSymphony.org. 

This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.