Experience the full range of “Love, Lust & Rock ‘n’ Roll” with the Grand Rapids Pops and Storm Large

Media Contact:
Samara Napolitan
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 110

This 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.

Storm 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. 

Storm, 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.  

“Love, 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 eligible concert.

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.