John Williams

KSO presents Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert, October 12th and 13th

Star Wars
9/26/2017

Kalamazoo, MI September 26, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to present Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert October 12th and 13th. These performances will mark the beginning of the KSO’s exclusive three-year deal with Disney (announced March 31, 2017).  This performance, under the direction of Resident Conductor and Interim Music Director, Daniel Brier, will feature the full length iconic film on the big screen while the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams. 

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KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SIGNS ANOTHER THREE-YEAR EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT WITH DISNEY TO BRING THREE ICONIC STAR WARS MOVIES TO ITS COMMUNITY

4/12/2017

KALAMAZOO, MI, April 12, 2017   The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce that it has signed another three-year agreement with Disney to be the exclusive presenter in Southwest Michigan of live symphonic performances of three ‘Star Wars’ movies, featuring scores by John Williams. The new agreement is in addition to its existing multiyear alliances with Disney (signed in 2015) and Films Concert Live (signed in 2017).  These ‘Special Event’ performances will begin in the KSO’s 2017-18 season with Star Wars – Episode IV - A New Hope, performed twice on October 12 & 13, 2017. It will be the 40th anniversary of the original release of the movie in 1977. Star Wars – Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back will appear during the 2018-2019 concert season and in the 2019-2020 concert season the KSO will be performing Star Wars – Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Dates for those performances will be released at a later time.

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KSO Lands Exclusive Three Year Steven Spielberg/John Williams Movie Deal

Jaws in Concert
2/1/2017

KALAMAZOO, MI, February 1, 2017 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce that, in addition to its existing multiyear alliance with Disney (signed in 2015), it has just signed a three-year agreement with the Los Angeles based Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency and New York based IMG Artists (through their joint venture Film Concerts Live!) to be the exclusive presenter in Southwest Michigan of live symphonic performances of three Steven Spielberg movies featuring scores by John Williams...

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