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KSO In Your Community

We love our community!  You can find your KSO at events throughout the year. Join us winter at events such as Art Hop and First Saturdays at KPL. You can also hear our talented musicans perform at First Presbyterian Church, Sarkozy's Bakery, Bronson Hospital and more!  Check out our community events page for dates and locations and come join us! Our next community concert is Sunday February 21st at Sarkozy Bakery.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

OMG! All that in Season 96?
OMG! All that in season 96?

Join your KSO for Beethoven & Nielsen Friday, February 19th at Miller Auditorium and be among the first to to see our amazing line-up for Season 96!  You might be surprised to see who is coming to Kalamazoo...  See you in the concert hall!

CALENDAR

KSO Outreach
KSO Outreach

Did you know? Your KSO has four traveling ensembles that provide outreach to over 60 schools, reaching over 10,000 students annually. Our String Quartet, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, and Percussion Ensemble bring their music into the schools directly! Students are able to get a close up look at instruments, learn about the history of the instruments, composers, different genres of music, and ask questions.


LEARN MORE

  • Community Events
    Community Events

    Our KSO musicians 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
    Get to know your Orchestra

    The musicians are the heart of our symphony! Get to know your talented orchestra members, as well as our conductors.

  • Marvelous Music!
    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.

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!

Want to know more about your KSO?  Check out our new cultural video, we would love to share our passion with you!