Two instrumental ensembles featuring some of West Michigan’s most talented young musicians
The GRYS & CO is excited to announce the new interim conductor, Yaniv Segal.
“Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director Marcelo Lehninger said, “We are thrilled to welcome Yaniv to the Grand Rapids Symphony family. He is an accomplished conductor and a wonderful musician. During this transitional year he will bring vibrancy, and I believe that the young musicians of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony will very much enjoy working with him.
”The search committee was attracted to Yaniv’s strong artistic capability, commitment to youth music education, and his inspiring and energizing approach when working with youth,” said Mary Ellen Logan, President of the Youth Symphony’s Parent Association.”
GRYS Piano Competition 2021-22
We want to announce that we will hold the annual GRYS Piano Concerto Competition. The deadline is December 15, 2021 and “new this season” the Piano auditions will be uploaded by January 8, 2022. More information to come.
Spring Drive 2021
The Grand Rapids Youth Symphony celebrated its 62th year of existence in 2021-2022. Even though retiring in May, 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. Read John’s Letter.
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Fall Fund Drive
The Fall Fund Drive for 2020 is underway. It is an important time for the future of the Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra. We are in need of our patrons this fall to help with the financial funding of our season. Please read John Varineau’s letter to see how we are managing the beginning of our season with the COVID virus. Please consider becoming or continuing to be a patron of our organization.
Read the letter from John Varineau here >>
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