VPO | Classical Brews at Creston VII

  • February 9 - 10, 2024
  • Golden Age at Creston Brewery

    1504 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
Ticket Price $18.00-$22.50 This event is now over

The Vintage Parlor Orchestra returns to Creston Brewery for two nights of classical music and brews! Since it's inception in October 2018, VPO has produced 18 programs around the West Michigan area by getting orchestral music out of the concert halls and into the community.

We are excited to invite Andrew Bergeron (guitar) and Carmen Maret (flute) of Folias Duo back to join us in February! Andrew will begin the concert with a movement from Rodrigo's Fantasia para un Gentilhombre. After a brief interview, Carmen will join us with Folias Duo originals arranged by Andrew for flute and string orchestra. Both Carmen and Andrew will join the strings with Bach's Double concerto on flute and guitar, and we will finish the evening with a Symphony by Joseph Martin Kraus. 

Grab a beer and experience classical music like never before! The night will feature a relaxed atmosphere, clapping between all movements, a chamber orchestra, and some seriously tasty Creston brews! We will also be engaging our audience in a game of Random Instrument Challenge! Instruments are courtesy of our sponsor, Meyer Music.


Doors open at 7:00pm | Music begins at 7:30pm


We highly recommend Creston Brewery's fantastic menu before the show in the main taproom! Arrive by 5:30 to give yourself enough time to order and eat. Food will not be served in the Golden Age during the concert.

VPO Program 19

Thomas Pike, Music Director

Set I
Andrew Bergeron, Guitar

Joaquin Rodrigo | Fantasia para un Gentilhombre

           II. Españoleta e Fanfare de la Caballería de Nápoles

(Brief live interview with Folias Duo)

Carmen Maret, Flute/Piccolo

Folias Duo | Uncompahgre (arr. for String Orchestra)

           II. Silver Jack

           III. Courthouse

Folias Duo | Naturaleza Suite (arr. for String Orchestra)

           IV. Mantis Religiosa

Set II

Folias Duo, Flute and Guitar

J.S. Bach | Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043

I. Vivace

II. Largo, ma non tanto 

III. Allegro



Joseph Martin Kraus | Symphony in C minor, VB 142

I. Larghetto: Allegro

II. Andante

III. Allegro assai


Date & Time

Feb 9 - 10, 2024

Venue Details

Golden Age at Creston Brewery

1504 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 Golden Age at Creston Brewery
Vintage Parlor Orchestra

The The Vintage Parlor Orchestra is a versatile and talented Grand Rapids based ensemble taking the masterpieces of the last few centuries out of the concert hall and into the community. We believe that classical music is for everywhere, and we accomplish this by squeezing chamber and orchestral repertoire into the breweries, nightclubs, movie theaters, art galleries, parks, garages, decks, and living rooms of West Michigan. 

VPO collaborates with local artists, while giving paid performance and solo opportunities to local musicians. Due to the limitations caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic, each performance becomes an opportunity to activate an entire entertainment ecosystem. As a vehicle for exploration and experimentation, VPO is dedicated to rethinking the live classical music experience, cultivating musicians, expanding audiences, and redefining what it means to be an orchestra.