Next week, Friday through Sunday, the Grand Rapids Symphony's Pops Series has a great concert planned for you. The music of Paul McCartney! It will be a fun time with "McCartney and More," featuring world class guitarist/vocalist, John Pizzarelli.

Pizzarelli is undeniably one the very best musicians working today in any genre. A musician’s musician, he’s recorded 20 albums on his own and has toured or recorded with more than 40 artists including James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Rickie Lee Jones and Paul McCartney. Pizzarelli is seen regularly on such TV shows as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Great Performances, has had great success interpreting music made famous by such artists as Frank Sinatra as well as by the Beatles. In 2012, Pizzarelli collaborated with McCartney on his album Kisses on the Bottom and toured with him afterward, appearing with Sir Paul to perform My Valentine on the Grammy Awards.

After collaborating with Paul McCartney, Sir Paul personally invited the New York guitarist to record some of McCartney’s post-Beatles songs in the jazzy style of the Great American Songbook. The result was “Midnight McCartney.” Have a look at “Silly Love Songs” or a listen to “Coming Up” on YouTube.

Pizzarelli, who was St. Cecilia Music Center’s 2012 Great Artist, returns to Grand Rapids for “McCartney and More” on Sept. 21-22-23 to open the Grand Rapids Symphony’s 2018-19 Pops Series.

Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead the Grand Rapids Pops for "McCartney and More."

Single tickets for the Fox Motors Pops series start at $18 and are available at the Grand Rapids Symphony box office, weekdays 9 am-5 pm at 300 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 100, (located across from the Calder Plaza), or by calling 616.454.9451 x 4. (Phone orders will be charged a $2 per ticket service fee, with a $12 maximum).

Tickets are available at the DeVos Place box office, weekdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or on the day of the concert beginning two hours prior to the performance. Tickets also may be purchased online at

Full-time students of any age are able to purchase tickets for only $5 on the night of the concert by enrolling in the GRS Student Tickets program. This is a MySymphony360 eligible concert.




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