Rick Springfield with the Grand Rapids Symphony

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
7:30 PM9:45 PM

Gates open 75 minutes prior to show time, times subject to change

  • Cost: Members $75 | Non-Members $77
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Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.”

The Grand Rapids Symphony

Recognized nationally for the high quality of its concerts and educational programs, the Grand Rapids Symphony has been an important cultural resource in Grand Rapids and the West Michigan community for almost a century.

Led by Music Director Marcelo Lehninger and Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt the orchestra presents more than 400 performances each year, enriching the lives of approximately 200,000 people. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens, and people with disabilities reached through the orchestra’s extensive education and community service programs.

The Grand Rapids Symphony released its 13th professional recording in late 2021, Strauss & Villa-Lobos, a collection of live performances under the direction of Lehninger. Another notable recording, Invention & Alchemy, featuring jazz harpist Deborah Henson-Conant, was nominated for the Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album during the 49th annual Grammy Awards.

The orchestra’s history boasts longstanding partnerships with its affiliates, the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony for over 60 years. More recently forming the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Choruses and the Bach Festival.

The Grand Rapids Symphony made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 and returned in 2018 for a triumphant performance with the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus under Lehninger’s baton.