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    Bruckner & Williams

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    October 28, 2017

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    Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director, Donato Cabrera, leads the KSO in Bruckner’s 1st Symphony. John William’s Oboe Concerto is performed by KSO Principal Oboe, Gabriel Renteria. Program includes the 2017 Stulberg International String Competition winner.

    Symphonic prelude begins at 7pm.

     

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    Alumni Recital: Ema Katrovas, Soprano

    Presented by WMU School of Music at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    October 24, 2017

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    Presents "Sung into the Distance: Songs of Vitezsslava Kapralova and Bohuslav Martinu".

    Ema...more

    Master Class and Convocation Series with Oystein Baadsvik, Tuba

    Presented by WMU School of Music at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    October 24 - October 25, 2017

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    A masterclass in Dalton Center Lecture Hall Tue. Oct 24 at 7:00pm and Convocation Series recital Wed. Oct. 25 at 1:00pm in Dalton Center Recital Hall with the only tubist to have carved out a...more

    Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale

    Presented by Center Stage Theatre at Comstock Community Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    October 27 - October 29, 2017

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    Join Icabod Crane and the cast of Sleepy Hollow for the tale of the Headless Horseman! This is sure to be some spooky (but not too spooky) Halloween fun! Kids, wear a costume for an extra chance...more

    November Art Hop 2017

    Presented by Art Hop at Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

    November 3, 2017

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    Click here once activated for November's complete brochure!

    A free event held on the first Friday of every month, Art Hop is an evening of art exhibits and events; one of the great things...more

    Native American Heritage Celebration

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 4, 2017

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    A celebration of Native Americans with storytelling, crafts, dance, music and art. Family welcome. 

    Event Type(s): Kids


    Rising Stars Series: Christina & Michelle Naughton (USA)

    Presented by Gilmore Keyboard Festival at Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

    November 5, 2017

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    Twin sisters CHRISTINA AND MICHELLE NAUGHTON were born in New Jersey and grew up in Wisconsin, where their first piano lessons were given by their mother. Growing up, the sisters...more

    Andrea Ramsey and Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music and Kalamazoo Children's Chorus at First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo

    November 5, 2017

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    Concert repertoire includes the premiere of Ramsey’s “And Joy is Everywhere”, a setting of a text by Rabindranath Tagore, commissioned by the...more

    Stephen Hough, piano recital

    Presented by Fontana at Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre (formerly Epic Theatre), Kalamazoo

    November 10, 2017

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    Stephen Hough is widely regarded as a renaissance man of his time. Over the course of his career he has distinguished himself as a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as...more

    Brahms & Rachmaninoff

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    November 11, 2017

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    2007 International Queen Elisabeth Contest Winner Anna Vinnitskaya performs Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, under the baton of San Francisco Symphony Summer Series...more

    Gary Stroutsos with Carolyn Koebel: Remembering the Songs

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo

    November 11, 2017

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    “Remembering The Songs” is based around the same-titled documentary film and musical album. The project provides a unique look at the musical traditions from Zuni,...more

    Capoeira Mandinga

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music and Kalamazoo Public Library at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 11, 2017

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    Capoeira is a unique method of understanding movement, music, and culture. In the 16th century Capoeira gave escaped slaves
    in Brazil both physical and...more

    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

    Presented by Kalamazoo State Theatre

    November 11, 2017

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    In honor of our 90th anniversary, we are taking fans on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a throwback movie series! To continue our “Movies Down Memory Lane Series,” we...more

    Community Soul Concert: Neshama Carlebach with the NAEA GospelFest Choir

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    November 12, 2017

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    Neshama Carlebach, a superstar of the Jewish music world, is continuing the legacy established by her beloved father Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Neshama’s talent...more

    GLAMA Acoustic Slow Jam

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 14, 2017

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    We invite you to join the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association for a fun jam based on simple chord progressions and slow to medium tempo tunes. All acoustic stringed instruments...more

    Rose Ensemble, with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

    Presented by Kalamazoo Bach Festival Society and Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    November 15, 2017

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    The Rose Ensemble with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band

    500th Anniversary of the...more

    Dawud Wharnsby with The Red Sea Pedestrians

    Presented by Michigan Festival of Sacred Music at Kalamazoo College - Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo

    November 16, 2017

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    Kalamazoo’s Red Sea Pedestrians with internationally acclaimed Muslim artist Dawud Wharnsby — As the artists trade and collaborate on songs, they will touch...more

    LIVE in Central Park [Revisited]: Simon & Garfunkel (Starring Lee Lessack/ Johnny Rodgers)

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    November 17, 2017

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    In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. Award-winning recording...more

    GLAMA Community Sing

    Presented by Kalamazoo Public Library and Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association at Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Library, Kalamazoo

    November 21, 2017

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    Come and sing along with folksinger and songwriter Patricia Pettinga, and her GLAMA Community Sing co-hosts. Lyric sheets are provided. 

    Event Type(s): Adult...more

    Canadian Brass Christmas

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    November 25, 2017

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    In its 47th season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television,...more

    December Art Hop 2017

    Presented by Art Hop at Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

    December 1, 2017

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    Click here once activated for December's complete brochure!

    A free event held on the first Friday of every month, Art Hop is an evening of art exhibits and events; one of the great things...more

    Rising Stars Series: Andrew Tyson (USA)

    Presented by Gilmore Keyboard Festival at Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

    December 3, 2017

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    ANDREW TYSON is a native of North Carolina. A 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Tyson gave his New York recital debut at Merkin Hall and...more

    BachFest Christmas!

    Presented by Kalamazoo Bach Festival Society at Kalamazoo College - Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo

    December 3, 2017

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    Celebrate the spirit of the season with a festive holiday concert featuring the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Chorus under the direction of Dr. Chris Ludwa...more

    New York Polyphony

    Presented by Fontana at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    December 8, 2017

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    New York Polyphony is one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. The four men — ”singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure” (The New Yorker) — give...more

    A Jazzy Christmas: Traditional Tunes with a Twist

    Presented by Kalamazoo Singers at First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo

    December 9, 2017

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    The Kalamazoo Singers perform many familiar Christmas tunes in arrangements that feature a jazz or swing beat. We will feature special guests, the Hawthorne...more

    Nutcracker 2017

    Presented by Ballet Arts Ensemble and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    December 9 - December 10, 2017

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    Are you looking for an affordably priced holiday concert that will please the entire family? Look no further!
    BAE brings the magic and wonder of Nutcracker 2017 to the stage of Kalamazoo’s...more

    Crescendo Community Voices

    Presented by Crescendo Academy of Music at Crescendo Academy of Music, Kalamazoo

    September 21 - December 14, 2017

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    This ensemble offers musical experiences for teens and adults with a variety of mental and physical challenges. Led by a board-certified music therapist with assistance from community teaching...more

    Sounds of the Season-Music from the Movies with Sara Andon

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    December 16, 2017

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    A KSO holiday tradition with a twist!  Join us as we rediscover music from your favorite holiday movies: The Polar Express, Frozen, Elf, It’s a Wonderful...more

    The Wizard of Oz

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    January 5 - January 7, 2018

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    There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Kalamazoo! The entire family will be captivated as...more

    Nathan Gunn and Julie Jordan Gunn

    Presented by Fontana at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    January 20, 2018

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    Nathan Gunn has built a reputation as one of the most exciting and in-demand baritones of the day. He has recently ventured outside the standard opera repertoire with performances...more

    STOMP

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    January 23, 2018

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    STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with...more

    Classics Uncorked-Winter Evening

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    January 26, 2018

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    Embrace your KSO as they perform chamber music up close and personal at Friday evening's Classics Uncorked concert at the Kalamazoo Institute of...more

    Classics On Tap-Winter Evening

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo

    January 27, 2018

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    The perfect combination — music, friends and spirits. Join KSO musicians as they perform chamber favorites. Saturday’s Classics On Tap performance will feature...more

    Tchaikovsky Discovers America

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    February 11, 2018

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    This true story tells of the great composer's arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his famous trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise...more

    The Sound of Music

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    February 9 - February 11, 2018

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    THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Miller Auditorium. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will...more

    Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet

    Presented by Fontana at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo

    February 17, 2018

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    The acclaimed Shanghai Quartet and pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso Wu Man unite to perform new works by contemporary Chinese composers for string quartet and...more

    Stulberg Bronze Medalist Karisa Chiu and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra

    Presented by Stulberg International String Competition and Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    February 18, 2018

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    The Stulberg International String Competition and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra welcome 2017 Bronze Medalist Karisa Chiu (violin) back...more

    Haydn & Beethoven

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    February 24, 2018

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    Elgin Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andrew Grams, conducts a refreshing Beethoven & Haydn program. The concert features star cellist and finalist of the XV...more

    The People Sing: Folksongs and Spirituals

    Presented by Kalamazoo Singers at First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo

    February 25, 2018

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    The Kalamazoo Singers present the second in their concert season celebrating the different 'voices' of song. In The People Sing, we celebrate the voice of...more

    Arrival from Sweden-The Music of ABBA

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    March 3, 2018

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    The legacy of Swedish pop sensation, ABBA, has been enjoyed and celebrated for generations since their beginning back in 1971.  Bringing with them several original band...more

    Leonard Bernstein's 100th

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    March 24, 2018

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    Stilian Kirov, Music Director of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey’s Symphony in C, conducts our celebration of Leonard...more

    Artemis Quartet

    Presented by Fontana at Kalamazoo College - Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo

    April 7, 2018

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    Jacob and Naomi Stucki Memorial Concert

    The Berlin-based quartet was founded in 1989 at the University of Music Lu?beck and is counted among the foremost worldwide...more

    Royal Voices: Music for "The King of Instruments"

    Presented by Kalamazoo Singers at First United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo

    April 14, 2018

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    The voice of the "King of Instruments," the mighty organ, is paired with the voices of the Kalamazoo Singers in memorable selections featuring organ and...more

    Disney's The Lion King

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    April 4 - April 15, 2018

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    More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too, when this best-loved musical comes to Miller...more

    Classics Uncorked-Spring Evening

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

    April 20, 2018

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    Embrace your KSO as they perform chamber music up close and personal at Friday evening's Classics Uncorked concert at the Kalamazoo Institute of...more

    Classics On Tap-Spring Evening

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Bell's Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo

    April 21, 2018

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    The perfect combination — music, friends and spirits. Join KSO musicians as they perform chamber favorites. Saturday’s Classics On Tap performance will feature...more

    Black Violin

    Presented by Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    May 4, 2018

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    Black Violin uses their unique blend of classical, hip-hop, R&B, and rock genres to create stereotype defying music that speaks to people of all walks of life. The duo,...more

    2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival

    Presented by Gilmore Keyboard Festival at Downtown Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo

    April 25 - May 12, 2018

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    Presented biennially over three weeks in April and May, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is internationally...more

    Stulberg International String Competition

    Presented by Stulberg International String Competition

    May 18, 2018

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    43rd ANNUAL STULBERG INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION
    Twelve semifinalists from around the world compete for a chance to win cash prizes and performance opportunities....more

    Beethoven & Prokofiev

    Presented by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Western Michigan University - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo

    May 19, 2018

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    Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal, Julian Kuerti, leads the KSO in Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony. Rounding...more

    Stulberg International String Competition Master Classes

    Presented by Stulberg International String Competition at Western Michigan University - Dalton Center Lecture Hall, Kalamazoo

    May 19, 2018

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    The Stulberg International String Competition's Master Classes with Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St. John will take...more

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