Sunday Classical Concert Series

Every Sunday during the fall and winter sessions at 2:00 pm, enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and art. Free with Museum admission. Seating is first come, first served.

GRAM’s Sunday Classical Concert Series resumes this fall! This series began modestly in the fall of 2008 with 20 people in attendance. Today, the concerts attract a couple hundred guests each Sunday. GRAM is a unique venue for experiencing live classical music amidst the Museum’s beautiful architecture. The series is a showcase of 20 performances by world-renowned musicians, and is open to the public with general admission and free for all GRAM members. Come for the music, stay for the art!



25th  –  Opera Grand Rapids Soloist

The Grand Rapids Art Museum partners with Opera Grand Rapids each season to present a concert featuring a soloist from one of their productions at DeVos Performance Hall. The Classical Concert Series offers the opportunity to hear these internationally renowned artists perform accompanied by piano in an intimate setting at the Museum.



1st  –  Castalia Quartet

The Castalia Quartet is a favorite of GRAM audiences. Members of the Quartet include Grand Rapids Symphony’s Principal Violist Leslie VanBecker, Principal Cellist Alicia Eppinga, violinist Melissa Chung Hamlen, and pianist Mary Scanlan. Their repertoire features works by female composers.

8th  –   Schubert’s Trout Quintet

Grand Rapids Symphony’s bassist Chris Hamlen, violinist Melissa Chung Hamlen, cellist Jeremy Crosmer, and pianist Kelly Karamanov are joined by Chicago violist Lauren Chipman to perform Schubert’s great Trout Quintet, as wells as an additional piece.

15th  –   Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus

Each season GRAM features a concert showcasing the excellent talent of the youth of our region. The Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus is a premier ensemble that performs with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

22nd  –  The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet

The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet is comprised of four award-winning guitarists who currently reside in West Michigan. For the past five years they have performed sold out performances at concerts around the country.

29th  –   Joseph Kingma, Pianist

Winner of the 2011 Brevard Music Festival Concerto Competition, Mr. Kingma has been praised for his dazzling technique and insightful interpretation of music.



6th  –   Two Cellos, Eugene Friesen and Crispin Campbell

World-renowned cellist Eugene Friesen and Interlochen cellist Crispin Campbell collaborate to perform stunning eclectic music for two cellos.

13th  –  Andrew Le, Pianist and Jennifer Walvoord, Violin

Pianist Andrew Le and violinist Jennifer Walvoord will perform a program of great works for these two instruments. Mr. Le and Ms. Walvoord head the Saugatuck Chamber Music Series. Mr. Le is on the faculty of Hope College and Ms. Walvoord is the Concertmaster of the West Michigan Symphony.

20th  –  Hannah Thomas-Hollands, Cello and Piano

Grand Rapids Symphony and Dallas Symphony cellist Hannah Thomas-Hollands will perform an incredible program of cello repertoire at GRAM.

27th  –  Richard Ridenour, Piano and Brandon Ridenour, Trumpet   

Father and son duo Richard and Brandon Ridenour are world famous performers on their instruments. They have performed with major symphonies around the globe, and you will be amazed by the artistry of their program.

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