The Grand Rapids Symphony, a 2006 Grammy Award nominee for Best Classical Crossover Album, is a regional orchestra located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The orchestra celebrated its 75th anniversary season by making its debut in New York City’s Carnegie Hall on May 21, 2005.
Founded in 1930, the mission of the Grand Rapids Symphony has been to share great music that moves the human soul. The orchestra presents more than 400 performances each year, touching the lives of some 200,000. The organization also implements 16 education programs that benefit over 80,000 Michigan residents. The Grand Rapids Symphony is in its 86th season in 2015-16.
In 2013, the GRS joined the ranks of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM), one of five player conferences within the American Federation of Musicians, representing the largest, professional orchestras in the United States.