We are excited to announce our strategic plan. Thank you to the Kalamazoo community for all of your valuable input. Check out our plans as we create a road map to lead the KSO into its next century!
MISSION: To serve our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences
VISION: Symphonic music is a part of everyday life throughought our community
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KSO ensembles perform free community concerts each season. Enjoy lunch concerts at Bronson's Garden Atrium, evening concerts at Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church, Sarkozy Bakery Brunch Concerts, musical family events at KPL and a special Christmas concert at Milwood United Methodist Church. We hope to see you there! View our online brochure now!
- Community Events
Our KSO musicians and staff will be appearing at several events in the community. Check out the lineup of Community Events we have planned this year throughout Kalamazoo.
- Get to know your Orchestra
- Marvelous Music!
Preschool children are learning and developing through KSO's Marvelous Music! program. Learn more about this and our other community partnership educational programs here.
- Kalamazoo Kids in Tune Season Finale
Join us to celebrate a milestone of five years of outstanding programming that has resulted in the youngest, most diverse symphony orchestra in the state, performing masterworks of orchestral music including themes by Dvorak, Beethoven, Strauss, Mahler, and Mussorgsky, along with a few pop favorites. KKIT is a partnership of Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Public Schools, and KSO.
Welcome to the KSO!
Music. Education. Community.
2015 brought about many changes for the KSO and our patrons, including a new look and feel, a new responsive website design, the implementation of Tessitura as our new interactive database and some very exciting and unique programming changes. Alliances with Disney for the national premiere of Disney in Concert - Alice in Wonderland and a world premiere perfornamce featuring Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, were just two examples of this season's programming achievements.
In education the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra saw tremendous growth among their Kalamazoo Kids In Tune (KKIT) program, which is in partnership with Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Public Schools, and the Marvelous Music! program, as well as an increase in demand for in classroom visits with our KSO Artists in Residence. The annual KSO Youth Concerts proudly served more than 13,000 students in 100 Southwest Michigan schools this past spring.
Symphonic music and music education opportunities have also extended into the community through the KSO's Family Fun Chamber Series and our community concerts. You will find KSO ensembles performing at many of your favorite events and venue's. Stay up to date with the community events listings on our site as we add performances often.
We hope you will take a few moments to explore our site and learn more about our history, education programs, concert series, our KSO Music Director, and, of course, our talented musicians. We’re committed to ensuring symphonic music is part of everyday life in our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences. We look forward to seeing you in the concert hall!
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