The Grand Rapids Symphony invites the media are to stop by DeVos Performance Hall  on Thursday for the one-night-only performance of the film Home Alone. A modern holiday classic starring Macaulay Culkin, Home Alone is the story of an 8-year-old troublemaker, accidentally left behind by his family on Christmas vacation, who must protect his home from a pair of inept burglars.

See the full-length 1990 film with the Grand Rapids Pops, led by our very own movie maestro Associate Conductor John Varineau, performing John Williams’ score with its hummable melodies that evoke a child’s view of family, danger and Christmas in the Midwest.

The show is part of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s Gerber SymphonicBoom series, which continues in December with the 10th anniversary performance of Cirque de Noel.


Thursday November 29, 7:30 p.m.


DeVos Performance Hall

303 Monroe Ave. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

About the Grand Rapids Symphony

Organized in 1930, the Grand Rapids Symphony is nationally recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate Conductor John Varineau, nine concert series in a wide range of musical and performance styles plus educational and community outreach programs combine to offer more than 400 performances per year, touching the lives of some 200,000, nearly half of whom are students, senior citizens or people with disabilities. Affiliated organizations include the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus; Grand Rapids Youth Symphony; and Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus as well as the biennial the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, which returns in 2019. GRS collaborates annually with Opera Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Ballet and semiannually with the Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo.