GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The ongoing coronavirus pandemic may have stopped in-person performances, but that isn’t stopping the Grand Rapids Symphony’s shows from going on virtually.
On Thursday, the symphony announced Pathwaves, a reimagined concert series delivered through live streams from the Van Andel Arena and St. Cecilia Music Center.
Six concerts performed by socially distanced ensembles on a multistage setup in the arena will be streamed.
The season opens in September with the Grand Rapids Ballet as a special guest for highlights from Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
Other performers this season will include American violinist Joshua Bell and his wife, soprano Larisa Martinez, who regularly collaborates with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and other well-known artists.
Listeners can also expect to hear music from the video game series “Final Fantasy” as well as the popular “Holiday Pops” in December.