Join the KMGO for a FREE Art Hop Performance! The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is a plucked string ensemble consisting of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars, and bass. The KMGO was founded in 2003 to revive the mandolin orchestra tradition in Kalamazoo. The orchestra enjoys performing a wide variety of music including classical, ethnic, and “golden era” mandolin orchestra music. We have premiered original music composed for the orchestra and have sponsored workshops with international mandolin virtuosi. The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by Crescendo Academy of Music.