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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