A pair of 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

  • GRYS & CO Concert - March 3, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    Concert features the Piano Concerto Competition winner

  • GRYS & CO Concert - April 28, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

    Concert features the Skip Gates Concerto Competition winners

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GRYS Piano Competition

Student pianists ages 15 to 21 are invited to compete in the annual GRYS piano concerto competition. Applications are due December 1. More info >>


200-Minute Practice Challenge

Middle school-age musicians (students in grades 5 through 8) are invited to participate in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony 200-minute practice challenge. More info >>