Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard Programs
September 14, 2015
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 110
Through musical excellence and a commitment to
improving the quality of place in West Michigan, the Grand Rapids Symphony inspires
and empowers our community with diverse programs that extend beyond the concert
hall. Through two new initiatives, Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard, the
Grand Rapids Symphony will strengthen music and arts exposure for families,
children and adults who have not been able to engage with the organization.
These programs will create concert opportunities, share memories, enrich lives
and introduce non-traditional audiences to the Symphony for many generations to
for Families and Symphony Scorecard are made possible through the generous support
from the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation.
the Grand Rapids Symphony’s new Free for Families program, kids through the 12th
grade are able to attend select Grand Rapids Symphony concerts for free. Up to
two Free for Families child tickets are available per full-price adult ticket purchased.
Available concerts include the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, Fox
Motors Pops Series and the DTE Energy Foundation Family Series concerts.
for Families tickets can be reserved through the GRS Ticket Office or at the
DeVos Performance Hall box office. By phone: 616.454.9451 x4. In Person: 300
Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Free for Families tickets are
not available online. For complete information regarding the Free for Families
program, including concert availability, please go to GRSymphony.org/Free-for-families.
Scorecard offers cardholders up to four complimentary tickets per concert
program in the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, Fox Motors Pops
Series, D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Series, DTE Energy Foundation Family
Series and PNC Lollipop concerts for qualifying members of the community
receiving financial assistance from the State of Michigan as well as Active,
Guard and Reserve duty military families.
limited number of transportation passes for The Rapid will be available to
Symphony Scorecard holders. Bus passes must be requested at the time tickets
are ordered and will be included with tickets.
Scorecards are available from the Department for Health and Human Services social
workers and other organizations that
serve people in need, as well as military support centers. For a complete list
of current participating partners, program information and concert
availability, go to GRSymphony.org/SymphonyScorecard.
To order tickets, Symphony Scorecard holders must contact the Grand
Rapids Symphony ticket office no later than 48 hours in advance of the concert
of their choosing.
About the Grand Rapids Symphony
Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is nationally
recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by
Music Advisor Larry Rachleff, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and
Associate Conductor John Varineau, ten 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.