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KSO presents season finale - Elgar & Stravinsky, featuring Hai-Ye Ni - Saturday, April 23rd at Miller Auditorium

Hai-Ye Ni
4/12/2016

Kalamazoo, MI April 12, 2016 – For their final concert of the 2015-2016 season, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Elgar & Stravinsky featuring principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hai-Ye Ni. Ms. Ni will be featured in Elgar’s Cello Concerto.  Also on the program for this season finale concert are Elie Siegmeister’s Lonesome Hollow and Stravinsky’s Russian ballet, Petrouchka.

Tags: Cello, Elgar, Hai-Ye Ni, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kalsym, kso, Raymond Harvey, season finale, Stay Tuned, Stravinsky

KSO presents final Classics Uncorked and Classics On Tap concerts of the season - April 15 & 16

Classics on Tap
3/30/2016

Kalamazoo, MI March 30, 2016 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents the last two concert pairings in its popular chamber series—Classics Uncorked and Classics On Tap. KSO’s classics concerts feature an evening of chamber music favorites played by smaller ensembles of orchestra musicians. The concerts in the KSO’s Classics Series allow patrons to become better acquainted with classical music and KSO musicians in a more social and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: bells eccentric cafe, burdick-thorne string quartet, classics on tap, classics uncorked, kalamazoo institute of arts, kalsym, kso, piano, Raymond Harvey, Stay Tuned, woodwind quintet

KSO presents US National Premiere of Disney in Concert – Alice in Wonderland Saturday, April 2, 2016

3/22/2016

Kalamazoo, MI March 22, 2016 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that the US National Premiere of Disney in Concert – Alice in Wonderland will debut in Kalamazoo at Western Michigan University’s Miller Auditorium on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 8pm.  This full length film with original voice and sound effects will play on the big screen while Maestro Raymond Harvey leads over 70 KSO musicians, the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus, directed by Fred Sang, and the Kalamazoo Singers, directed by Richard Phelps, as they bring Danny Elfman’s amazing and breath-taking score to life.

Tags: Alice in Wonderland, Danny Elfman, Disney, kso, national premiere, Special Event, Stay Tuned, Tim burton

America's Got Talent star, Jackie Evancho, to perform with KSO in annual Sounds of the Season program

Jackie Evancho - Sounds of the Season
11/25/2015

Kalamazoo, MI November 25, 2015 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season - Christmas with Jackie Evancho. Ms. Evancho will join the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to share the ethereal sound that so many heard for the first time when she was just ten years old. Now fifteen, Ms. Evancho has been delighting audiences around the world. Her strong fan base will be thrilled to hear her alongside the KSO and Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus for a program featuring holiday favorites and pieces from her most recent recordings.
 

Tags: chenery auditorium, Christmas, Fred Sang, Holiday, Jackie Evancho, Kalamazoo Children's Chorus, Kalamazoo Symphony, kso, Raymond Harvey, Sounds of the Season, Stay Tuned

MEDIA ALERT: KSO dedicates Friday, November 20 concert to victims of Paris attacks

Paris Attack Dedication
11/16/2015

Kalamazoo, MI November 16, 2015 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announces the dedication of its Friday, November 20, 2015 performance, Saint-Saëns and Shostakovich, in memory of those who perished in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Internationally revered French pianist, Pascal Rogé will perform French composer, Camille Saint-Saëns', Piano Concerto No. 5 and Maestro Raymond Harvey will conduct Shostakovich's popular Symphony No. 5.

Tags: fifth symphony, french pianist, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Paris Attacks, Pascal Roge, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Stay Tuned, terror attack dedication

KSO presents Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band - Symphonic World Premiere - November 7, 2015 at Miller Auditorium

Who's Bad
10/13/2015

Kalamazoo, MI October 13, 2015–  To kick off this season’s KSO Pops! Series the KSO proudly partners with Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band for the symphonic world premiere of their Who’s Bad show.

Tags: Michael Jackson, MJ, POPS!, Raymond Harvey, Stay Tuned, Who's Bad, World Premiere

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart & Haydn, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8pm

James Austin Smith
9/30/2015

Kalamazoo, MI September 30, 2015– For their second symphonic series concert, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and Haydn. Guest conductor, Edwin Outwater makes his KSO debut leading a diverse program of contemporary and classical highlights. 

The concert opens with Nico Muhly's So Far So Good. One of today’s most celebrated young composers, Nico Muhly (b. 1981) is a composer of chamber music, orchestral music, sacred music, opera, ballet, and music for collaborators across a variety of fields. So Far So Good alludes to the classical ideals of Mozart and Haydn while exploring contemporary musical language.

Tags: chenery auditorium, edwin outwater, Haydn, james austin-smith, Mozart, Stay Tuned, symphonic

The KSO presents Family Discovery Concert - Beethoven Lives Upstairs - Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3pm

9/25/2015

Kalamazoo, MI September 25, 2015: For their first Family Discovery concert of the season, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Lives Upstairs. The KSO is proud to partner with Classical Kids LIVE! this season. The Classical Kids LIVE! concert series is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for classical music and music history, as well as community enrichment through the pairing of professional artists, actors and family-focused programming with local symphony orchestras. The concert will begin promptly at 3pm following the Kushner & Co. Instrument Petting Zoo at 2pm and Meet the Conductor at 2:40pm in the reception room.

Tags: Beethoven, Daniel Brier, Family Discovery, kso, KSO Kids, Petting Zoo, Season 95, Stay Tuned

KSO opens 2015-2016 Season with Brahms and Tchaikovsky, September 18 at 8pm

Lana Trotovšek
8/31/2015

Kalamazoo, MI August 31, 2015 – For their opening concert of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Series, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms & Tchaikovsky. Lana Trotovšek will make her U.S. symphonic debut with Brahms' virtuosic Violin Concerto and Raymond Harvey will conduct Tchaikovsky's blazing Symphony No. 4. 

Tags: Brahms, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, KSO Season 95, Lana Trotovsek, Miller Auditorium, season opener, Stay Tuned, Symphony No.4, Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto