Grand Rapids Symphony to give in-person concerts as part of summer series at city park

Posted on: May 5, 2021

“Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will host three live, in-person concert series this summer,” writes Danielle Nelson in Tuesday’s (5/4) Grand Rapids Business Journal (MI). “The concert series are Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens, Tuesday Evening Music Club, and the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings. The 2021 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens will take place in July, August and September…. There will be numerous local and national performers, and Meijer Gardens and the Grand Rapids Symphony will partner for three shows during the Fifth Third Bank Summer. The symphony will have a solo performance led by Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops conductor…. In addition to the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Verve Pipe, O.A.R., Kansas, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and Black Violin + Blind Boys of Alabama will take to the stage this summer…. The Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings will include five Sunday performances—June 6 [through] Sept. 12. The performances will be led by violinist Haijin Choi, and … will happen throughout the park. They will feature combinations of violin, harp, marimba, mandolin, cello and more. The July 18 performance will include an opportunity for audience participation.”