Experience the full range of “Love, Lust & Rock ‘n’ Roll” with the Grand Rapids Pops and Storm Large
September 16, 2015
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 110
fall, classic songs get a jolt of what The New York Times called the
“personality plus” of irrepressible vocalist Storm Large, whose career has
traversed the West coast club scene, reality television and international
concert halls with the beloved chamber pop group Pink Martini. Storm and her
band Le Bonheur will join the Grand Rapids Pops for a brand new program, “Love,
Lust & Rock ‘n’ Roll” at DeVos Performance Hall for three performances:
Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 4 at
3:00 p.m. The concert is part of the Fox Motors Pops Series.
Large is a musician, actor, playwright and author who first shot to national
prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show “Rock Star: Supernova.” After gathering a cult following in Portland,
Storm made her debut as a guest vocalist with the band Pink Martini in April
2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at
the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She continues to sing with Pink Martini,
who recently performed at the Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Le Bonheur and the Grand Rapids Pops orchestra under the direction of Associate
Conductor John Varineau join forces to bring audiences fresh renditions of
classic love songs, including multiple selections from Storm’s latest album,
also called “Le Bonheur.” Storm will show off her incredible range with hits
from the ’30s to the ’90s, from Frank Sinatra (“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”) to
Elton John (“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”) to Queen (“Somebody to Love”). The
audience will even be treated to some of Storm’s original songs, including the
inspirational “Stand Up for Me.” With her big voice and irreverent humor, Storm
brings these songs to life as no one else can.
Lust & Rock ‘n’ Roll” is part of ArtPrize Tonight, a program designed to offer
local and visiting ArtPrize participants a comprehensive, accessible rundown of
evening events. ArtPrize volunteers, sponsors and artists are offered a 20% off
discount to “Love, Lust & Rock ‘n’ Roll” tickets.
ADULT CONTENT WARNING
Please be advised that this performance may contain adult content and explicit language (with humor). Please make note here if you wish the content to be dialed back somewhat. We would recommend that children below the age of 12 not be admitted.
Tickets start at $18 and 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
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. Full-time
students of any age are able to purchase tickets for only $5 on the night of
the concert by enrolling in the Symphony’s Student Passport program. This is a MySymphony360
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 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.
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.