Grand Rapids Symphony Unveils New Website

Media Contact:
Samara Napolitan
Grand Rapids Symphony
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The Grand Rapids Symphony launched its new 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.   

“As 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.”  

With a new look and improved functionality, the new 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.   

Website 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.   

The 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