Please note bags larger than 12" x 9" x 3" are not permitted into the theater.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Instagram Tik Tok
Skip Navigation Links

Press Release

< Back to Press

GR Symphony's BRAVO 2021

Celebrates Over 40 Years in DeVos Performance Hall


BRAVO! 2021 Celebrates Over 40 years in

DeVos Performance Hall

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, August 10, 2021 - the Grand Rapids Symphony is pleased to present BRAVO! 2021—an evening to celebrate more than 40 years of exceptional performances in DeVos Performance Hall that have greatly enriched our community. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm, and will highlight the Symphony’s extraordinary partnerships with ASM Global and the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA).

The evening will begin with Music Director Marcelo Lehninger leading the orchestra in an all- Gershwin Program, including Cuban Overture, Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture, and Rhapsody in Blue. Also performing on the one-hour concert program is pianist Stewart Goodyear, who was proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times.

Awards will be presented to ASM Global, the CAA, and Suellen Bandyk, the winner of the Nancy and Ray Loeschner Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award.

Concert tickets range from $18-$89. For those interested in sponsoring the event, sponsorships start at $1,000 and include VIP seating, access to a post-concert reception to meet the artists, and other benefits. Please visit for more information.

BRAVO! 2021 is supported by Premiere sponsor the Daniel & Pamella DeVos Foundation and Partnering sponsors Karl & Patricia Betz and Kate Pew Wolters.

About the Grand Rapids Symphony

Organized in 1930, the Grand Rapids Symphony is nationally recognized for the quality of its concerts, the breadth of its educational programs, and the innovation of its initiatives to support diversity, equity and inclusion as well as to serve the wider community in non-traditional settings. Led by Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, and Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt , West Michigan’s largest performing arts organization is affiliated with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony, the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus, and the biennial Grand Rapids Bach Festival. GRS collaborates annually with Opera Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Ballet and biennially with the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo.

About ASM Global

DeVos Performance Hall is managed by ASM Global. ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. 

ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners, and operations, and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit 

About the CAA

The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) is the seven-member board that administers DeVos Place, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena. The CAA was established on March 29, 2000 by the City of Grand Rapids and County of Kent under the Convention Facility Authority Act, Act 203 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1999. The CAA’s mission is to encourage economic development within the West Michigan region, create jobs, and provide facilities for the entertainment, enjoyment, and/or benefit of the citizens in an economical manner by developing and operating convention, entertainment, and sports facilities within Kent County.

Back to