- One ticket to see Grand Rapids Symphony Presents SymphonicBoom: The Music of the Rolling Stones
- When: Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m.
- Where: DeVos Performance Hall
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Seating Options * $35 for center- or rear-orchestra seating or front-mezzanine seating (up to $73.75 value) * $29 for side-orchestra or mid-mezzanine seating (up to $58.75 value) * Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
SymphonicBoom: The Music of the Rolling Stones
At the center of the stage, a five-piece rock band rips into their instruments and howls into the microphone. Around them, the crescent of an orchestra lays out a sonic curtain to play before. The song they’re reinventing? “Paint It Black.” Conceived by composer Brent Havens—whose previous triumphs have included sweeping arrangements of works by Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, and Pink Floyd—SymphonicBoom: The Music of the Rolling Stones combines the tunes of Jagger and Richards with the swell of a full orchestra. Under Havens’s baton, the musicians nail such hits as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Ruby Tuesday,” and “Brown Sugar,” while the colorful accompaniment of a light show ensures any dogs who sneak in don’t get their full money’s worth.<p>
Grand Rapids Symphony
Although officially founded in 1930, the Grand Rapids Symphony’s history stretches back to 1917 when an enterprising group of local musicians began practicing together and holding regular concerts. In the years since, the ensemble has retained this self-starter mentality while growing into one of the nation’s preeminent regional orchestras. Always asserting its idiosyncratic individuality, the organization earned a 2007 Grammy nomination for its collaboration with flamboyant electric harpist Deborah Henson-Conant and the ire of conductors for its rule that all batons should be able to shoot sparks.<p>