Community and Education Events

Check this page frequently to find out where KSO musicians will be appearing in the community!  You can also download a PDF with many of the performance dates and times for: Bronson's Music in the Round - Lunch Concerts, Borgess' Noontime Concerts, Sarkozy Brunch Concerts, First Presbyterian Church Concerts Family Fun Chamber Series and Musical Storybook performances. We look forward to seeing you at one of our Community Events!

    First Presbyterian Church Concerts

    KSO Artists in Residence
    September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Connect with your KSO musicians and community as we partner with Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church to present Tuesday night classical concerts. This evening's program will feature the works of Scott Joplin!

    Kalamazoo Public Library

    Family Fun Chamber Series

    Pictures at an Exhibition
    September 30, 2017 - 9:45am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join the Brass Quintet as they peform the KSO's newest Family Fun Chamber Series Program, "Pictures at an Exhibition." The program will include interactions with artwork and will conclude with an instrument petting zoo and a craft based around the musical program. Registration is required!

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    Family Fun Chamber Series

    Pictures at an Exhibition
    September 30, 2017 - 11:00am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO Brass Quintet as they peform the KSO's newest Family Fun Chamber Series Program, "Pictures at an Exhibition." The program will include interactions with artwork and will conclude with an instrument petting zoo and a craft based around the musical program. Registration is required!

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Hospital's Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    NEW! Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon hour for our newest free, community concert series.  Bring your lunch, today's program will feature Chevalier de Saint George and Felix Mendelssohn!

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concerts

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital's Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians for free concerts in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium - a quiet place for reflection surrounded by plants, a view of the outdoors and a water feature.  Bring your lunch and enjoy compositions by Chevalier de Saint George and Felix Mendelssohn.

    Portage Public LIbrary

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 14, 2017 - 9:30am
    Portage District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 14, 2017 - 11:00am
    Portage District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.


    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    November 19, 2017 - 11:00am
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians and ensembles as they present Sarkozy Brunch Concerts at the bakery. Relax on a Sunday morning enjoying your chamber favorites with friends and family! This performance is part of our Community Concert Series and admission is free. This Sunday's program will include works fr...

    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    November 19, 2017 - 12:30pm
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians and ensembles as they present Sarkozy Brunch Concerts at the bakery. Relax on a Sunday morning enjoying your chamber favorites with friends and family! This performance is part of our Community Concert Series and admission is free. This Sunday's program will include works fr...

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 28, 2017 - 9:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 28, 2017 - 10:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 29, 2017 - 9:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 29, 2017 - 10:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Washington Square Library

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 30, 2017 - 9:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Washington Square
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    Last Stop on Market Street
    November 30, 2017 - 10:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Washington Square
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of the 2016 Caldecott Honor Book, "Last Stop on Market Street" with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concerts

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    December 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital's Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians for free concerts in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium - a quiet place for reflection surrounded by plants, a view of the outdoors and a water feature.  Bring your lunch and join us for some holiday cheer.

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    December 21, 2017 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Hospital's Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    NEW! Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon hour for our newest free, community concert series.  Bring your lunch, today's program will feature many of your holiday favorites!

    First Presbyterian Church Concerts

    KSO Brass Quintet
    January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Connect with your KSO musicians and community as we partner with Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church to present Tuesday night classical concerts. This program features the works of Victor Ewald, Eric Ewazen and George Walker!

    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    KSO Artists in Residence & Yukie Ota
    January 21, 2018 - 11:00am
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians and ensembles as they present Sarkozy Brunch Concerts at the bakery. Relax on a Sunday morning enjoying your chamber favorites with friends and family! This performance is part of our Community Concert Series and admission is free. Program to include works from Jessie Montgo...

    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    KSO Artists in Residence & Yukie Ota
    January 21, 2018 - 12:30pm
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians and ensembles as they present Sarkozy Brunch Concerts at the bakery. Relax on a Sunday morning enjoying your chamber favorites with friends and family! This performance is part of our Community Concert Series and admission is free. Program to include works from Jessie Montgo...

    Alma Powell Branch

    King of Rag

    The Life and Music of Scott Joplin
    February 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Alma Powell Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join us for this KSO original production honoring the great African-American composer and pianist, Scott Joplin.  KSO musicians will perform some of Joplin's best known works while they tell the story of his life and work.

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concerts

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    February 7, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital's Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians for free concerts in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium - a quiet place for reflection surrounded by plants, a view of the outdoors and a water feature.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a program including works by Philip Glass and others.

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    February 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Hospital's Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    NEW! Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon hour for our newest free, community concert series.  Bring your lunch, today's program will feature music by Philip Glass and others.

    King of Rag

    The Life and Music of Scott Joplin
    February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Portage District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join us for this KSO original production honoring the great African-American composer and pianist, Scott Joplin.  KSO musicians will perform some of Joplin's best known works while they tell the story of his life and work.

    King of Rag

    The Life and Music of Scott Joplin
    February 17, 2018 - 10:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join us for this KSO original production honoring the great African-American composer and pianist, Scott Joplin.  KSO musicians will perform some of Joplin's best known works while they tell the story of his life and work.

    King of Rag

    The Life and Music of Scott Joplin
    February 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join us for this KSO original production honoring the great African-American composer and pianist, Scott Joplin.  KSO musicians will perform some of Joplin's best known works while they tell the story of his life and work.

    King of Rag

    The Life and Music of Scott Joplin
    March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Ransom District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join us for this KSO original production honoring the great African-American composer and pianist, Scott Joplin.  KSO musicians will perform some of Joplin's best known works while they tell the story of his life and work.

    Musical Storybooks

    The Perfect Purple Feather
    March 27, 2018 - 9:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of Hanoch Piven's "The Perfect Purple Feather," the story of a magical purple feather that  readers on an imaginative journey with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    The Perfect Purple Feather
    March 27, 2018 - 10:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of Hanoch Piven's "The Perfect Purple Feather," the story of a magical purple feather that  readers on an imaginative journey with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    The Perfect Purple Feather
    March 28, 2018 - 9:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of Hanoch Piven's "The Perfect Purple Feather," the story of a magical purple feather that  readers on an imaginative journey with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Musical Storybooks

    The Perfect Purple Feather
    March 28, 2018 - 10:30am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of Hanoch Piven's "The Perfect Purple Feather," the story of a magical purple feather that  readers on an imaginative journey with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Oshtemo Library

    Musical Storybooks

    The Perfect Purple Feather
    March 29, 2018 - 9:03am
    Kalamazoo Public Library - Oshtemo Branch
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Perfect for preschoolers!  This program will feature a narrated telling of Hanoch Piven's "The Perfect Purple Feather," the story of a magical purple feather that  readers on an imaginative journey with music and interactive learning led by KSO musicians.

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    KSO Artists in Residence
    April 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Hospital's Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    NEW! Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon hour for our newest free, community concert series.  Bring your lunch, today's program will feature music by Scott Joplin.

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concerts

    KSO Artists in Residence
    April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital's Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians for free concerts in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium - a quiet place for reflection surrounded by plants, a view of the outdoors and a water feature.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a program including works by Scott Joplin.

    First Presbyterian Church Concerts

    KSO Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm
    Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Connect with your KSO musicians and community as we partner with Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church to present Tuesday night classical concerts. This evening's program will feature the works of George Walker, Philip Glass and Antonín Dvořák.