St. Cecilia Music Center(SCMC) will begin a new season of music beginning on October 11, 2018 celebrating their 135-year history as the oldest arts organization in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. It promises to be an exciting year.


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Of course, they have renewed their three-year partnership with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing three concerts and classical treasures from Beethoven, Mozart and Mendelssohn to Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

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Another four-concert Spectacular Jazz Series will feature some of the most renowned Grammy award winning jazz artists in the world. Jazz greats to perform at SCMC include Jazz Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

Jazz Master Kenny Barron Quintet, Multi-talented Jazz Musician Joey DeFranceso, and the Legendary Benny Green Triowith 23-year old jazz sensation Veronica Swift round out the Jazz concerts.

An expanded Folk Series also kicks off with the renowned Brooklyn-now-Nashville-based band The Lone Bellow.

Season subscription tickets to the 2018-2019 Jazz Series and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concert Series are now available at special rates by calling 616-459-2224 or visiting St. Cecilia Music Center at 24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, 49503. Single tickets to chamber, jazz, and folk concerts are also on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 616-459-2224 or online at the St. Cecilia website. For each concert a post-concert party is open to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to possibly meet the artists and obtain signed CDs of their releases. There will also be pre-concert receptions for the CMS of Lincoln Center concerts and the Jazz Series concerts featuring wine and hors d'oeuvresfor $15 per person.