Grand Rapids Symphony Unveils New Website
June 12, 2015
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Grand Rapids Symphony launched its new GRSymphony.org website today. The new
website features an updated branded design for the Grand Rapids Symphony and
Grand Rapids Pops, upgraded features, a streamlined navigation, and a content
rich experience for visitors.
an organization, the Grand Rapids Symphony is constantly evolving to meet the
needs of our audience and the requirements of our digital world,” said Denise
Borton, VP of Marketing & Communications at the Grand Rapids Symphony.
“This new website is a part of that growth and will encourage new ways to
participate in all that we do.”
a new look and improved functionality, the new GRSymphony.org enables patrons
to quickly and easily order tickets with a built in concert calendar with
events from all concert series, as well as education, community and fundraising
events. Donating, volunteering and subscribing to eNews are made simple with
floating icons visible at all times on the right side of the browser. The
website is viewable from smartphones and tablets with full functionality.
visitors can get to know the orchestra and the Symphony family and learn more
about their involvement in schools and the West Michigan community with several
new features. A Meet the Musicians page provides an interactive way to become
familiar with the members of the orchestra.
Links to social media, a scrolling Instagram feed and a blog provide new
ways to engage with the Symphony’s programs and activities online.
website was designed and developed by Speak Creative, a digital agency based in
Memphis, Tennessee. Consumer research that helped determine a new website was
needed was funded by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The website re-design
was made possible through the generosity of FlexFab, a Hastings-based company.
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.