Two instrumental ensembles featuring some of West Michigan’s most talented young musicians

“The GRYSO did a brilliant job under the bold, dynamic hand of John Varineau. . . . His animated style inspired wonders from his young players who performed difficult pieces with vigor and ease.”

—concert review in The Grand Rapids Press

Upcoming Performances

  • Fall Concert - October 27, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Winter Concert - March 1, 2020  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Spring Concert - May 3, 2020  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Spring Fund Drive

The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony will celebrate its 60th year of existence in the 2019-2020 season! Conductor John Varineau, who has led the organization for over half its lifetime, has launched the annual spring fund drive. Won’t you please help honor our past and our future with a contribution to the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra?
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