VPO | Classical Brews at Creston VIII

  • April 12 - 13, 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 19 programs around the West Michigan area by getting orchestral music out of the concert halls and into the community.


A bright and sunny program is in store for this Spring! The concert will begin with Fanny (Hensel) Mendelssohn's Overture in C major, with guest conductor Maddy Peters. Followed by Frederick Delius' "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring". Next we're joined by our favorite collaborative pianist, Audra Erb, for Cesar Franck's Symphonic Variations. After intermission and a game for the audience, Georges Bizet's Symphony in C major will finish the concert.

Grab a beer and experience classical music like never before! The night will feature a relaxed atmosphere, clapping between all movements, a 35 member 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 20

Thomas Pike, Music Director


Set I

Fanny Mendelssohn | Overture in C major, Op. 24

Cesar Franck | Symphonic Variations, FWV 46

Audra Erb, Piano


{Intermission / Random Instrument Challenge}


Set II

Georges Bizet | Symphony in C major

I. Allegro Vivo

II. Adagio

III. Scherzo: Allegro Vivace

IV. Allegro Vivace


Date & Time

Apr 12 - 13, 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.