You don't usually expect to be laughing through a Grand Rapids Symphony concert. After all, our symphony is one of the top regional symphonies in the country and concerts, classical, pops, picnic pops, etc. are respected and enjoyed by all. However, this weekend, feel free to laugh.....a lot!

The fantastic improve comedy group, Second City, comes to town with their Second City: Guide to the Symphony with the Grand Rapids Pops. I'm already laughing!

It's a satirical sendup of classical music, in three performances Friday through Sunday in DeVos Performance hall.

The Second City joins the Grand Rapids Symphony for the show that satirizes all things orchestral – the hard-working musicians, the all-powerful maestro, the vast orchestral repertoire, and even the quirks of the concert-going audience.

Associate Conductor John Varineau leads the blend of original sketch comedy with orchestral works by the great masters. Comedy, satire, songs, improvisation, and incredible classical music all are part of the show that’s part of Gilda’s LaughFest.

Head up! Some material may not be suitable for audiences younger than 15. This is Second City, after all.

Shows are this Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, at 3, at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe, NW, downtown.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.


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