Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings

June 5, 2022 through August 7, 2022

Musicians from West Michigan will gather at Meijer Gardens this summer to present the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings live classical chamber music concert series.

Overview

Musicians from West Michigan will gather at Meijer Gardens this summer to present the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings live classical chamber music concert series.

Sunday Strings was conceived and created by Haijin Choi, Grand Rapids Symphony section violinist, to provide an opportunity in summer months for chamber music fans to experience unique and compelling musical selections – from classical to contemporary – performed by local musicians.

Throughout the fall, winter and spring, the Grand Rapids community supports live classical chamber music by attending recitals in several premier venues. There was no such programming for the summer months in Grand Rapids until Meijer Gardens presented the first season of Sunday Strings in 2020. This performance series was specifically designed to fill the summer gap and work with an already established fanbase. The attendance and enthusiasm from the audience, even during the pandemic last summer, proved that there was a desire for chamber music during the typical off-season.

Jim and Marie Preston asked to become involved in this effort and generously offered their support. “Marie and I are just delighted to sponsor this series. We are long-time supporters of the arts in Grand Rapids and this series really speaks to us.”

Mark your calendar for these performances, which run from 2–3 pm.

Lineup

2023 Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings Lineup will be announced in spring, 2023.



What to know

These pop-up performances are free for members and included in general admission for other guests.

All Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings performances begin at 2 pm and take place in the Huizenga Grand Room.

Chairs are not permitted and these performances do not occur on the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage.

Sponsors

  • Jim & Marie Preston
  • Dick & Samantha Gauthier
  • Ping & Tim Liang
  • Todd Oleson & Sarah Ash

Musicians from West Michigan will gather at Meijer Gardens this summer to present the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings live classical chamber music concert series.

Sunday Strings was conceived and created by Haijin Choi, Grand Rapids Symphony section violinist, to provide an opportunity in summer months for chamber music fans to experience unique and compelling musical selections – from classical to contemporary – performed by local musicians.

Throughout the fall, winter and spring, the Grand Rapids community supports live classical chamber music by attending recitals in several premier venues. There was no such programming for the summer months in Grand Rapids until Meijer Gardens presented the first season of Sunday Strings in 2020. This performance series was specifically designed to fill the summer gap and work with an already established fanbase. The attendance and enthusiasm from the audience, even during the pandemic last summer, proved that there was a desire for chamber music during the typical off-season.

Jim and Marie Preston asked to become involved in this effort and generously offered their support. “Marie and I are just delighted to sponsor this series. We are long-time supporters of the arts in Grand Rapids and this series really speaks to us.”

Mark your calendar for these performances, which run from 2–3 pm.