Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Concert Management, LLC presents Gospel Fall Fest

Check out the only scheduled appearance this year of the Second Half Quartet Reunion! They’ll have the entire second half of the evening all to themselves following a first half of mini-concerts by The Guardians Quartet, The Mark Trammell Quartet, and Greater Vision. Don’t miss this amazing evening of great gospel singing!

Tickets are available online here.

More information is available on Concert Management, LLC’s Facebook page.

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The Magic of Stuart MacDonald
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Magic of Stuart MacDonald

Stuart MacDonald, from the hit TV show “Fool Us," is appearing at Chenery on October 12th! He fooled Penn and Teller, and has won more awards than any other magician in a single international competition. Penn calls Stuart's act "Righteous!" and Teller says "I'm not at all embarrassed to be fooled by him." Join us for some October fun with magic, ghosts, spirits, and special effects that will blow your mind.

Tickets are available online here.

For more information on Stuart MacDonald, visit his website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents "Icarus at the Edge of Time"
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents "Icarus at the Edge of Time"

Daniel Brier, conductor
Troy Thrash, narrator

A mesmerizing tale of a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” is a full-orchestra, multimedia work bringing a powerful modern twist to a classic myth.

This performance is presented in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Air Zoo.

Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. and will include an instrument petting zoo and hands-on activities that are out of this world!

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra website.

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Kalamazoo Concert Band presents "It was a dark and stormy night..."
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Kalamazoo Concert Band presents "It was a dark and stormy night..."

Back by popular demand, we open our season with a Halloween-themed concert titled “It was a dark and stormy night…”. We did a similar concert a couple of years ago, and everyone loved it! So, why not start your Halloween festivities with a concert that is sure to creep it real. We can guarantee it’s gonna be a boo-tiful evening of music and storytelling. The KCB believes, if you’ve got it, haunt it!

This is a free event.

More information is available on the Kalamazoo Concert Band website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

Julian Kuerti, conductor
Jun-Ching Lin, violin
Igor Cetkovic, cello

One of Beethoven's most powerful and important symphonies, the "Eroica" is music that breaks all the rules. We also feature Brahms's "Double" Concerto for Violin and Cello, featuring our own concertmaster and principal cellist as soloists with the orchestra.

KNUSSEN Music for a Puppet Court
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello
KSO Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin, violin
KSO Principal Igor Cetkovic, cello
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season

Julian Kuerti, conductor
KSO Youth Soloist Winner
Bach Festival Chorus
Kalamazoo Children's Chorus
Santa was also invited ... will he stop by?

A return to community & winter holiday traditions, this annual concert is a perfect way to begin your holiday season.

BACH Christmas Oratorio Part 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Overture from the Nutcracker Suite
Additional holiday favorites

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents "Carnival of the Animals"
Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents "Carnival of the Animals"

Daniel Brier, conductor
Westhuizen Duo
Heather Mitchell's Youth Dance Company
Rootead Community Healing Arts

A celebration of community and family, bringing together Saint-Saëns’s classic “Carnival of the Animals” with delightful African animal tales, for a dynamic performance honoring world traditions of story-telling, music, drumming, and dance.

This collaboration combines the Westhuizen Duo, choreographer Heather Mitchell’s Youth Dance Company, and Rootead Community Healing Arts.

Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. and include an instrument petting zoo.

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of Love
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of Love

Daniel Brier, conductor
Guest soloists

Sounds of Love: Music’s celebration of love, from classical to jazz to Broadway.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special by warming up to the greatest romantic standards along with sounds of love from Broadway, opera, and film.

Strauss: Waltzes from Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Bernstein: West Side Story—Tonight
Rodgers: Carousel—If I Loved You
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini—Var. XVIII
Puccini: La Bohème—“Che gelida manina”
Puccini: La Bohème—“Si, mi chiamano Mimì”
Puccini: La Bohème—“O soave fanciulla”
Steiner: Gone with the Wind—Tara
Kern: Swingtime—The way you look tonight
Rodgers: My funny valentine
Morricone: Cinema Paradiso—Love Theme
Kosma: Les feuilles mortes “Autumn Leaves”
Louiguy: La vie en rose
Goldsmith: Forever Young—Love Theme
Borodin/Forrest & Wright: Kismet—And This is My Beloved
Strauss: Rosenkavalier—Suite

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra website.

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Kalamazoo Concert Band presents The Homefront: Musical Memories from WWII
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Kalamazoo Concert Band presents The Homefront: Musical Memories from WWII

“The Homefront” concert will provide musical memories from WWII with a special guest to be named soon. This concert will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II through historic songs and heroic stories. The program will include patriotic marches and songs popular at the time.

This is a free event.

More information is available on the Kalamazoo Concert Band website.

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Kalamazoo Concert Band presents Sun, Sea, and Sand
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Kalamazoo Concert Band presents Sun, Sea, and Sand

Whisking you away to fun in the sun at your favorite tropical local.

Our final concert of the season is titled: “Sun, Sea, and Sand”.  What better way to “seas” the day than with a concert that celebrates a day at the beach. From sandy toes to a sun kissed nose, you’ll find that and more through our music. It’s a shore thing!

This concert will feature our Youth Soloist Competition winner. This will be our 40th such presentation!

This is a free event.

More information is available on the Kalamazoo Concert Band website.

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Kalamazoo Kids in Tune Finale
May
31
5:30 PM17:30

Kalamazoo Kids in Tune Finale

Join us for the annual finale concert featuring all Kalamazoo Kids In Tune, with special guests, Orchestra Rouh. Free and open to the public! This celebration of a year of hard work and musical progress will include performances of Western and Middle Eastern music, including the following:

Themes from Mahler, Symphony No. 1
Themes from Tchaikovky, Symphony No. 5
Themes from Mozart, Symphony No. 40
Narené (Kurdish)
Sa'alouni Al-Nass (Lebanese)
We Shall Overcome (Civil Rights Anthem)

Student Chamber Ensembles will perform in the lobby before the concert.

Cookies and punch reception to follow.

More information on KKIT is available here, and more information about the concert is available on Facebook.

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Gilmore Keyboard Festival Presents Kirill Gerstein
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

Gilmore Keyboard Festival Presents Kirill Gerstein

2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein displays a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles. A local audience favorite, he has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians.

His recent performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall have received broad acclaim, and his solo recital this past February at Wigmore Hall drew high praise for this "enviably complete musician" (Classical Source).

F. LISZT From: Transcendental Études S.139, No. 7 in E-flat Major (“Eroica”)

L.v. BEETHOVEN Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat Major, Op. 35 (“Eroica Variations”)

L. JANÁČEK Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 (“From the Street”)

F. LISZT From: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S173 (Poetic and Religious Harmonies), No. 7 Funérailles

T. ADÈS Berceuse from “The Exterminating Angel” for Kirill Gerstein

C. DEBUSSY Élégie L.138 

Les soirs illuminés par l'ardeur du charbon

KOMITAS From: Six Folk Dances, No.4 Shushiki Vagarshapat, No. 2 Unabi of Shushi. Grave et gracieux

M. RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin

More information and tickets are available on the Gilmore Keyboard Festival website.

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Kalamazoo Concert Band Presents One Small Step: A Multimedia Performance
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Kalamazoo Concert Band Presents One Small Step: A Multimedia Performance

We love you to the moon and back! This multimedia spectacular celebrates the 50thanniversary of the 1st moon landing.

On July 20, 1969, the world held its breath and watched in awe as it witnessed the greatest achievement in human history. This concert celebrates that epic event in sound and imagery.

Join us as we pay tribute to Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and the thousands of people who supported them, having united us in a brief moment in history. This uplifting concert is designed to remind us of what the human spirit is capable.

This is a free event, and features the winner of the KCB Youth Soloist Competition.

More information is available on Kalamazoo Concert Band's website.

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Kalamazoo Concert Band Presents Dancing on Airs
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Kalamazoo Concert Band Presents Dancing on Airs

Don’t be a wallflower, join the experience! This concert is all about song and dance, and this is your invitation to join the fun.

Clearly the two art forms of song and dance have a lot in common. So much so that they are easily intertwined. By way of demonstration, Cori Terry and members of the Wellspring Dance Company will be our featured guest artists.

This is a free event.

More information is available on Kalamazoo Concert Band's website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Family Discovery Series: "The Phantom of the Orchestra"
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Family Discovery Series: "The Phantom of the Orchestra"

Mysterious calamities continue to befall the orchestra's performances. Does a mysterious phantom haunt Chenery Auditorium? Join Inspector Jones on an orchestral adventure for all ages as he uncovers a diabolical scheme to silence the orchestra once and for all.

All tickets $5. Pre-concert activities begin at 2pm with Instrument Petting Zoo & Meet the Maestro at 2:40pm.

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra website.

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Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo is honored to host Kalamazoo’s Annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Each year, this evening brings together performers from all over the state and an audience of hundreds to experience a night of vibrant culture and joy. Please join us for a wonderful evening welcoming the Year of the Pig!

More information and tickets are available on CAGK’s website.

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Kalamazoo Children's Chorus Holiday Concert
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Kalamazoo Children's Chorus Holiday Concert

Every December nearly 200 members of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus present their annual holiday concert. The choirs will present music of the season to fill you with the holiday spirit.  Box office opens at 2pm and doors open at 2:30 p.m. It’s the perfect time for an alumni reunion weekend, culminating on the stage as KCC alumni join the choir for the final song! Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music, beautiful voices, and beautiful children full of joy and cheer.

More information and tickets are available on the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus website.

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Ballet Arts Ensemble Presents "The Princess and the Pea"
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Ballet Arts Ensemble Presents "The Princess and the Pea"

To open this year’s season, Ballet Arts Ensemble (BAE) and Artistic Director Cathleen Huling have chosen to retell balletically Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting story, The Princess and the Pea. 

Ms. Huling has used her creative talents to choreograph a delightful version of this popular fairytale, set to the music of Giuseppe Verdi. Although the storyline follows the traditional tale of a prince in search of his princess, Ms. Huling has included many characters from other Andersen stories and provided a unique twist to the narrative, including a somewhat unusual ending. 

Each performance will be followed by a Princess Tea. One Tea ticket may be bought for each performance ticket purchased. Those who attend the Tea will have the opportunity to meet the dancers and get their autographs. Seating is limited to 100 people for each Tea on a first-come first-served basis. 

More information and tickets are available on Ballet Arts Ensemble’s website.

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Ballet Arts Ensemble Presents "The Princess and the Pea"
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Ballet Arts Ensemble Presents "The Princess and the Pea"

To open this year’s season, Ballet Arts Ensemble (BAE) and Artistic Director Cathleen Huling have chosen to retell balletically Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting story, The Princess and the Pea. 

Ms. Huling has used her creative talents to choreograph a delightful version of this popular fairytale, set to the music of Giuseppe Verdi. Although the storyline follows the traditional tale of a prince in search of his princess, Ms. Huling has included many characters from other Andersen stories and provided a unique twist to the narrative, including a somewhat unusual ending. 

Each performance will be followed by a Princess Tea. One Tea ticket may be bought for each performance ticket purchased. Those who attend the Tea will have the opportunity to meet the dancers and get their autographs. Seating is limited to 100 people for each Tea on a first-come first-served basis. 

More information and tickets are available on Ballet Arts Ensemble’s website.

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Gilmore Keyboard Festival Presents Gabriela Montero
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Gilmore Keyboard Festival Presents Gabriela Montero

In addition to her brilliant interpretations of the core piano repertoire, Gabriela is also celebrated for her ability to improvise, composing and playing new works in real time.

She says, “I connect to my audience in a completely unique way – and they connect with me. Improvisation is such a huge part of who I am, it is the most natural and spontaneous way I can express myself.”

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Presents Schubert's 5th
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Presents Schubert's 5th

Erich Korngold's charming suite from Much Ado About Nothing anchors this exploration of the music of Hollywood and Vienna. Pablo Sáinz Villegas brings his "irresistible exuberance" (New York Times) to Elmer Bernstein's Guitar Concerto. Schubert's tender and lyrical Fifth Symphony concludes this intimate program.

The program begins at 8:00 pm.

More information and tickets are available on Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's website.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Family Discovery Series: "Beethoven Lives Upstairs!"
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Family Discovery Series: "Beethoven Lives Upstairs!"

This world-famous production features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about the "madman" who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph's Vienna home. Listeners will be riveted by the music and life of Beethoven. Presented by Classical Kids LIVE!

The program begins at 3:00 pm.

More information and tickets are available on Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's website.

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