St. Cecilia Music Center is located in downtown Grand Rapids.
GRAND RAPIDS (GRBJ) -- St. Cecilia Music Center is the oldest arts organization in the region, celebrating its 130-year anniversary this year.
The organization, founded by a group of nine Grand Rapids women with the mission of creating a place for music, has retained its original goal throughout several incarnations that have allowed it to remain relevant and an integral, thriving part of the city's arts community.
In its 2007-2008 season, St. Cecilia's began yet another transformation to help it retain its place in the community. It introduced two new presenting series: the Chamber Music Series and the Jazz Series. It has since added a Folk Series, as well as a School of Music outreach program focused on bringing chamber music to Grand Rapids Public Schools students at their schools. Its Chamber Music Series gained a prominent partner, New York's Lincoln Center, and is now the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
You can read the full story in the Grand Rapids Business Journal.