Concert Recordings Available Online

Audio and video recordings of the October and March concerts are now available.  The concerts include both the Classical Orchestra and Youth Symphony performances.

Recordings from these concerts and from previous seasons can be accessed under the “Recordings tab” above.

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2017 -2018 Auditions are open!

Audition registration for the 2017-18 season has begun.

Auditions take place each May for the following season.  Students are notified of the audition results in late June or July.  Students auditioning for the Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra must

  • Register for an audition before the audition registration deadline
  • Prepare to perform a solo, scales, and sight reading audition
  • Pay a modest audition fee

To find more information go to the TAB Get Involved.
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2017 Piano Concerto Competition results

We are pleased to announce the results of this years piano concerto competition.

    1st place:  Mara Logan — Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

    2nd place:  Daniel Cushman — MacDowell Piano Concerto

    3rd place:  Maya Boone — Grieg Piano Concerto

Mara Loga will perform Rhapsody in Blue with the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony on March 5.

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2016-17 Season Begins with Concert on October 30

The Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra will perform in three concerts this season

  • October 30 in the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship at Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • March 5 in DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids
  • May 14 in DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids

Each concert begins at 3 pm.  Tickets will be available at the door or in advance.  Please join us for one or all of these concerts.

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Piano Concerto Competition Scheduled for Jan 9

The annual GRYS Piano Concerto Competition is scheduled to take place on January 7, 2017.  Application deadline is December 2, 2016.

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2015-16 Concert Videos available online and on air

Online

The videos from the November and March concerts are now available.  The concerts include both the Classical Orchestra and Youth Symphony performances.

Also, the videos from the past couple of years can now be accessed under the “recordings tab” above.

On Air

GRTV and WKTV air the Grand Rapids Classical orchestra and Youth Symphony’s concerts, typically 2-4 weeks after the performance.  Scheduled times will be posted here as they become available.

3/19/2016, 8:00-9:30PM

  • Live Wire Comcast Channel #24 (ARTS).  Live Wire #24 can be seen on Comcast through out the entire Grand Rapids Metro Area, which includes Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, Gaines TWP, Byron Center, Rockford, Caledonia, Jenison, Grandville and Hudsonville.  Note: This broadcast is NOT available on AT&T UVerse.

3/22/2016, 9:00-10:30PM and  3/26/2016, 10:00-11:30PM

  • Comcast Channel #25 in Wyoming, Kentwood and Gaines TWP
  • AT&T U-verse Channel #99 in the Metro Grand Rapids Area and possibly in Holland, MI.

We hope you enjoy the videos brought to you by WKTV and with the production by Kin Ma and his team of volunteers.

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We’d like to add some more information about summer camps, workshops, master classes, scholarship sources, ways to raise money to attend summer camp and the like.  Are you interested in pulling some of this together into an article for us to post, contact our webmaster for more information at webmaster@grys.org.

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