Marcelo Lehninger

The Grand Rapids Symphony in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has announced the extensions of both its current contract with the Grand Rapids Federation of Musicians, as well as that of 43-year-old Music Director Marcelo Lehninger.

The Symphony and the Federation of Musicians have agreed to a one-year extension of the current two-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the orchestra, which was set to expire August 31, 2023. Music Director Marcelo Lehninger’s contract will now extend through the 2029-30 season, keeping him at the helm through the orchestra’s centennial celebration during the 2029-30 season.

Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger was appointed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony in 2016. He previously served as Music Director of the New West Symphony in Los Angeles. For five years, Lehninger served as Assistant and then Associate Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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