The Grand Rapids Symphony was established in 1930, and the steadfast commitment of visionary community leaders has created an organization that has received national recognition for the high quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate Conductor John Varineau, the orchestra presents nine concert series with performances designed to capture the imagination of young children and adults alike, featuring a wide range of music and performance styles. Our vision is for the Grand Rapids Symphony to be an integral and indispensable part of the West Michigan community. Our mission is to share great music that moves the human soul.
President and CEO
Mr. Peter M. Perez
300 Ottawa NW Ste 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
Programs + Results
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Nine Concert Series
The Grand Rapids Symphony offers concerts across nine distinct series: Richard & Helen DeVos Classical Fox Motors Pops Gerber SymphonicBoom Crowe Horwath Great Eras Porter Hills Coffee Classics Sacred Dimensions DTE Energy Foundation Family PNC Lollipops D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops
Educational and Engagement Programs
Serving over 86,000 West Michigan youth and adults annually, the educational and engagement programs of the Grand Rapids Symphony provide opportunities to experience, create and explore the world of music through educational concerts, in-school services and a wide variety of engagement programs.
Children and youth (0-19 years)
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GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY SOCIETY
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Mr. Charles Frayer
Board Leadership Practices
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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION
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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?