John Varineau, Conductor | Rich Ridenour, Pianist
Join the Grand Rapids Symphony as we celebrate America with a playlist featuring The Armed Forces Salute, Overture to Candide, “God Bless America,” John Williams’ Theme from Born on the 4th of July, and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.
In honor of our 25th-anniversary celebration, pianist Rich Ridenour will return for an encore performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue along with the 3rd movement of his Concerto in F!
The evening will end in an explosion of color and grandeur against the backdrop of the night sky while the Grand Rapids Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Arrive at the concert early and enjoy pre-concert entertainment featuring Michael the Accordionist.