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KSO Proudly Presents 2016-17 Season - Make Waves

Make Waves
2/19/2016

Kalamazoo, MI February 19, 2016 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce its 2016-17 season. From the programming to the artistry, each performance, composition, and note promises to be better than the last as the KSO “Makes Waves” in Kalamazoo this season!

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KSO presents Beethoven & Nielsen featuring Yukie Ota and Yaegy Park - Friday, February 19 at Miller Auditorium

Yukie Ota
2/4/2016

Kalamazoo, MI February 4, 2016 – For their fourth concert of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Series, The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven and Nielsen. Yukie Ota, our very own principal flute and YouTube sensation, will perform Nielsen’s Flute Concerto and Yaegy Park, 2015 Stulberg International String Competition Gold Medalist, will perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Maestro Raymond Harvey will close the program with Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 6.

Tags: Beethoven, kso, Nielsen, Raymond Harvey, Season Kick Off, Yaegy Park, Yukie Ota

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to Receive Getty Education and Community Investment Grant to develop Kalamazoo Kids in Tune Program

KKIT
1/27/2016

Kalamazoo, MI January 27, 2016 – Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is one of only twenty-two orchestras from across the United States selected by the League of American Orchestras to receive a Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to develop the orchestra’s Kalamazoo Kids in Tune program, and is a recognition of the KSO’s innovation and dedication to increasing its relevance to the community.

Tags: award, Getty Grant, Kalamazoo Kids In Tune, KCIS, KKIT, KPS, KSO education programs, program development

KSO Presents Family Discovery concert Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery

Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery
1/11/2016

Kalamazoo, MI January 11, 2015 - For their second Family Discovery concert of the season, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery. 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: Classical Kids LIVE!, Daniel Brier, Family Discovery, Petting Zoo, Vivaldi

KSO presents The World of Vivaldi

World of Vivaldi
12/16/2015

Kalamazoo, MI December 16, 2015 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents The World of Vivaldi, an interactive and immersive concert experience exploring the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi. Maestro Raymond Harvey will guide listeners through the life of composer Antonio Vivaldi; uncovering the influences and inspirations behind some of his best known and some relatively unknown works.

Tags: Dalton Recital Hall, Raymond Harvey, Vivaldi, World of

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

Disney in Concert – Alice in Wonderland: Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Lands US National Premiere!

Disney in Concert - Alice in Wonderland
11/19/2015

Kalamazoo, MI November 19, 2015 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that, following performances of Disney in Concert - Alice in Wonderland at the London’s Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (December, 2015), the project moves on to Kalamazoo in April 2016 for its US premiere!

Tags: Alice in Wonderland, Danny Elfman, Disney in Concert, Johnny Depp, national premiere, Tim Burton

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

Pascal Rogé to join KSO for Saint-Saëns & Shostakovich concert November 20, 2015 at Miller Auditorium

Pascal Rogé
10/29/2015

Kalamazoo, MI October 29, 2015 – For their third concert of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Series, The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Saint-Saëns and Shostakovich. Internationally revered French pianist, Pascal Rogé will perform Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 5 and Maestro Raymond Harvey will conduct Shostakovich's popular Symphony No. 5. 

Tags: Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Miller Auditorium, Pascal Roge, piano, Raymond Harvey, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich

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