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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

MEDIA ALERT: KSO to dedicate Saturday's concert to victims of the February 20th shootings

Kzoo Love Logo
2/24/2016

Kalamazoo, MI February 24, 2016– The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announces the dedication of its concert, Al Jarreau in Symphony, this Saturday, February 27 in honor and in memory of all the victims of this past weekend’s tragedy in Kalamazoo. President and CEO Peter H. Gistelinck and Board Chair, Dr. Janice M. Brown, will make the dedication and offer a moment of silence during the evening’s welcoming statements.  
 

Tags: dedication, in honor, kso, kzoo love

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