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. Each VPO concert is a unique blend of classical music and entertainment performed exclusively in non-traditional spaces and environments. We endeavor to transform the live classical music concert by giving our audience the freedom to experience this music like any other genre, while performing challenging and captivating works.
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. These spaces provide an opportunity to inspire new audiences with classical music in lasting and relevant ways, while giving paid performance and solo opportunities to local musicians. As a vehicle for exploration and experimentation, VPO is dedicated to rethinking the live classical music experience and what it means to be an orchestra.