Concert Events

Sibelius & Tchaikovsky

Sibelius & Tchaikovsky

Jennifer Frautschi, Violin
September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

World renowned violinist, Jennifer Frautschi, makes her Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra debut in Sibelius’ unparalleled violin concerto under the baton of Resident Conductor, Daniel Brier. The second half of the program brings us one of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved masterworks, his 6t...

Gershwin's Magic Key

$5 Tickets!
October 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Family Discovery

The KSO will perform Gershwin’s greatest works as the master composer shares historical anecdotes about his life and musical passion in this story of a poor newspaper boy’s encounter with the great American composer, George Gershwin.  A bonding friendship develops as they...

star wars

Star Wars - Episode IV

A New Hope
October 12, 2017 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

 Join us as we present Star Wars - Episode IV - A New Hope in Concert. This concert will feature the full length iconic film on the big screen while your KSO performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams.

star wars

Star Wars - Episode IV

A New Hope
October 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

 Join us as we present Star Wars - Episode IV - A New Hope in Concert. This concert will feature the full length iconic film on the big screen while your KSO performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams.

Bruckner & Williams

Bruckner & Williams

Gabriel Renteria, Oboe
October 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director, Donato Cabrera, leads the KSO in Bruckner’s 1st Symphony. John William’s Oboe Concerto is performed by KSO Principal Oboe, Gabriel Renteria. Program includes William McGregor, 2017 Stulberg International String Compet...

All-4-One

All-4-One

November 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Pops

Grammy Award Winning pop and R&B group, All-4-One, will be performing with your KSO in a concert that is anything but traditional.  Join us as we kick off our Pops! series with one of the most sensational and timeless groups of the 1990’s. Their success has spanned acro...

Brahms & Rachmaninoff

Brahms & Rachmaninoff

Anna Vinnitskaya, Piano
November 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

2007 International Queen Elisabeth Contest Winner Anna Vinnitskaya performs Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, under the baton of San Francisco Symphony Summer Series Director, Edwin Outwater. Brahms’ 2nd Symphony opens the program.

Nutcracker 2017

Nutcracker 2017

Tickets available October 30, 2017!
December 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Collaborations

Presented in partnership with Ballet Arts Ensemble, Cathleen Huling, Artistic Director. Experience the magic and wonder of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet in this fully staged production, featuring members of Ballet Arts Ensemble and thrilling guest professional dancers, assisted by a local cas...

Nutcracker 2017

Tickets available October 30, 2017!
December 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Collaborations

Presented in partnership with Ballet Arts Ensemble, Cathleen Huling, Artistic Director. Experience the magic and wonder of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet in this fully staged production, featuring members of Ballet Arts Ensemble and thrilling guest professional dancers, assisted by a local cas...

Nutcracker 2017

Tickets available October 30, 2017!
December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Collaborations

Presented in partnership with Ballet Arts Ensemble, Cathleen Huling, Artistic Director. Experience the magic and wonder of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet in this fully staged production, featuring members of Ballet Arts Ensemble and thrilling guest professional dancers, assisted by a local cas...

Sara Andon

Sounds of the Season

Music from the Movies with Sara Andon
December 16, 2017 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

A KSO holiday tradition with a twist!  Join us as we rediscover music from your favorite holiday movies: The Polar Express, Frozen, Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life and many more.  Los Angeles based and international acclaimed Flutist, Sara Andon and Kalamazoo Children...

Uncorked

Classics Uncorked

Winter Evening
January 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Embrace your KSO as they perform chamber music up close and personal at Friday evening's Classics Uncorked concert at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Arrive early as KSO sommelier, Ron Merlino, joins us at 7pm for a wine prelude. Enjoy music, friends, coffee, desserts, and spirits with ...

On Tap

Classics On Tap

Winter Evening
January 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Café
Series:
Classics on Tap

The perfect combination — music, friends and spirits. Join KSO musicians as they perform chamber favorites. Saturday’s Classics On Tap performance will feature KSO musicians up close and personal at Bell’s Eccentric Café while you enjoy dozens of delicious Bell's brews on tap! &nb...

Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky Discovers America

$5 Tickets!
February 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Family Discovery

This true story tells of the great composer's arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and his famous trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise meeting with a young American girl, reveals much about Tchaikovsky - his life in Russia, his love of music and his fear...

Haydn & Beethoven

Haydn & Beethoven

Pablo Ferrandez-Castro, Cello
February 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andrew Grams, conducts a refreshing Beethoven & Haydn program. The concert features star cellist and finalist of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Pablo Ferrandez-Castro in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major.

ABBA

Arrival From Sweden

The Music of ABBA
March 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Pops

The legacy of Swedish pop sensation, ABBA, has been enjoyed and celebrated for generations since their beginning back in 1971.  Arrival From Sweden – The Music of ABBA will put on a performance so genuine even the most avid ABBA fans won’t know the difference.

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein’s 100th

March 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Stilian Kirov, Music Director of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey’s Symphony in C, conducts our celebration of Leonard Bernstein! Anne Akiko Meyers performs Serenade, and Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges is featured in his 1st Symphony “Jeremiah."...

Uncorked

Classics Uncorked

Spring Evening
April 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Embrace your KSO as they perform chamber music up close and personal at Friday evening's Classics Uncorked concert at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Arrive early as KSO sommelier, Ron Merlino, joins us at 7pm for a wine prelu...

Classics On Tap

Spring Evening
April 21, 2018 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Café
Series:
Classics on Tap

The perfect combination — music, friends and spirits. Join KSO musicians as they perform chamber favorites. Saturday’s Classics On Tap performance will feature KSO musicians up close and personal at Bell’s Eccentric Café while you enjoy dozens of delicious Bell's brews on t...

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Gilmore Festival

Chamber Orchestra Concert
May 9, 2018 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Collaborations

This program will honor Leon Fleisher in his 90th birthday year with a combined orchestra, featuring members of the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras as well as Mr. Shadrin and Mr. Goldstein, prominent students of Mr. Fleisher.

Gilmore Festival Finale

Gilmore Festival Finale

Raymond Harvey, Conductor
May 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Collaborations

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is please to join the 2018 Gilmore Artist Award recipient on stage for the finale performance in the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival, under the baton of KSO Music Director Emeritus, Maestro Raymond Harvey.

Beethoven & Prokofiev

Beethoven & Prokofiev

Eroica Trio
May 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal, Julian Kuerti, leads the KSO in Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony. Rounding out the program is Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, featuring the internationally renowned Eroica Trio.

Disney in Concert - The Jungle Book

$10 Tickets!
May 26, 2018 - 3:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
KSO@The Movies

Join your KSO as they perform live the music of Disney’s classic The Jungle Book. This animated, iconic film features the charming and delightful score by the one and only George Bruns and includes such beloved songs as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan'na Be Like You” compose...