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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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2016-17 Concert Videos Available on line

The videos from the October and March concerts are now available.  The concerts include both the Classical Orchestra and Youth Symphony performances. Also, the audios & videos from the past couple of years can now 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 … Continue reading

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Sign up to audition for the 2017-18 orchestras

The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra are now accepting registrations to audition for the 2017-18 season.  Find out more here.

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May 2015 Concert Video

Another great performance to wrap up the 2015 concert season. Here is the May 3rd, 2015 concert from the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, conducted by John Varineau.

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March 2015 Concert Video!

It was a spectacular concert and now you can relive it again! Here is the March 1st GRYS and CO concert featuring Haydn’s “44th Symphony,” and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade”, along with other great music along the way.  

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No Rehearsal February 17

Due to the weather, there will be no rehearsals on February 17.

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Feb. 24 Concert Features Planets, Pianist

Our winter concert on Sunday, February 24, for our winter concert featured, in addition to several other works,  The Planets, a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. The concert also featured a Ravel … Continue reading

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Making Musical Memories in Chicago Tour – March 2nd, 2013

GRYS & CO members had an exciting and enriching day in Chicago first touring the Art Institute and visiting Millennium Park, and then attending a performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

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Hoedown!

This is John Varineau’s 25th year conducting the Youth Symphony. We celebrated with a Hoedown on Monday, October 29.  Some roasting and toasting Mr V.  Great food, (great?) dancing, great fun.  Check out the Hoedown photos.

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