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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GRYS Celebrates 60 Years!

The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony celebrates its 60th year of existence in the 2019-2020 season! Conductor John Varineau, who has led the organization for over half its lifetime, invites donors to help honor our past and our future with a contribution to the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra.
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