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!

    Woodwind Quintet

    Peter & The Wolf

    Family Fun Chamber Series
    June 16, 2018 - 10:00am
    Otsego District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Come experience one of the best loved orchestral stories of Peter & The Wolf performed live by the KSO Woodwind Quintet. Following this fun family event, experience the woodwind family yourself with a woodwind instrument petting zoo!

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    June 20, 2018 - 10:30am
    Antwerp Sunshine Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    Musical Storybooks audience

    Last Stop on Market Street

    Musical Storybooks
    June 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Hartford Public Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    This multiple award-winning (Newberry Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, Caldecott Honor) book comes to life featuring a unique chamber ensemble and a hugely diverse array of music including everything from Gershwin to Led Zeppelin to Louis Armstrong to Bach... this program is engaging on all le...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Special KKIT Performanace!
    July 11, 2018 - 10:00am
    Portage District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra’s instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Marshall Music will bring instruments from the orchestra’s instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) wit...

    Petting Zoo at Kindleberger Festival

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Kindleberger Summer Festival
    July 14, 2018 - 10:00am
    Kindleberger Park
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra’s instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra’s instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with t...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    July 18, 2018 - 10:00am
    Mendon Township Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra’s instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra’s instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and ass...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Lawrence Memorial Library
    July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Climax United Methodist Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    July 19, 2018 - 11:00am
    Watervliet District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    July 20, 2018 - 10:30am
    Lawrence Branch Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    July 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Bangor Branch Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    KSO Brass Quintet

    Pictures at an Exhibition

    Family Fun Chamber Series
    July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Ransom District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    The KSO Brass Quintet presents our newest Family Fun Chamber Series Program featuring the music of Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". The family can come explore how art and music inspire each other in this uniquely fun program!

    Percussion Duo

    Autism Program

    KSO Percussion Duo
    July 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Kalamazoo Valley Museum
    Series:
    Community and Education

    This program is designed to present a musical performance in a sensory-friendly environment. Professional musicians will play at the beginning and end of the event, and a sensory-focused instrument petting zoo will be available throughout the museum between performances. Children and their fam...

    Last Stop on Market Street

    Musical Storybooks
    July 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
    Ransom District Library
    Series:
    Community and Education

    This multiple award-winning (Newberry Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, Caldecott Honor) book comes to life featuring a unique chamber ensemble and a hugely diverse array of music including everything from Gershwin to Led Zeppelin to Louis Armstrong to Bach... this program is engaging on all le...

    Last Stop on Market Street

    Musical Storybooks
    July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm
    Celery Flats Amphitheater
    Series:
    Community and Education

    This multiple award-winning (Newberry Medal, Coretta Scott King Award, Caldecott Honor) book comes to life featuring a unique chamber ensemble and a hugely diverse array of music including everything from Gershwin to Led Zeppelin to Louis Armstrong to Bach... this program is engaging on all le...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Art Hop
    August 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
    Epic Center Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    Instrument Petting Zoo

    Kalamazoo County Youth Fair
    August 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
    Kalamazoo Expo Center
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Explore all the orchestra's instrument families with your family in this fun, interactive and hands-on experience. KSO, in collaboration with Meyer Music will bring instruments from the orchestra's instrument families (brass, woodwind, string and percussion) with trained volunteers and assist ...

    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    Daniel Brier & Frank Silva
    September 23, 2018 - 11:00am
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    KSO Musicians present Sunday morning brunch concerts at Sarkozy Bakery. Listen to your chamber favorites with friends and family as you enjoy Sarkozy's delicious baked goods and coffee!

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon hour for our newest, free, community concert series.

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concert

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Bring your lunch and join KSO musicians in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium for free concerts.

    First Presbyterian Church Concert

    KSO Woodwind Quartet
    October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Connect with your KSO musicians and community as we partner with Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church to present three Tuesday night classical concerts.

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon  hour for our newest, free, community concert series. 

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concert

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    December 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Bring your lunch and join KSO musicians in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium for free concerts.

    First Presbyterian Church Concert

    KSO Brass Quintet
    January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Connect with your KSO musicians and community as we partner with Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church to present three Tuesday night classical concerts.

    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    January 13, 2019 - 11:00am
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    KSO musicians present Sunday morning brunch concerts at Sarkozy Bakery. Listen to your chamber favorites with friends and family as you enjoy Sarkozy's delicious baked goods and coffee!

    First Presbyterian Church Concert

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Connect with your KSO musicians and community as we partner with Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church to present three Tuesday night classical concerts.

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    April 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon  hour for our newest, free, community concert series. 

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concert

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Bring your lunch and join KSO musicians in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium for free concerts.

    Sarkozy Brunch Concert

    KSO Woodwind Quartet
    May 5, 2019 - 11:00am
    Sarkozy Bakery
    Series:
    Community and Education

    KSO musicians present Sunday morning brunch concerts at Sarkozy Bakery. Listen to your chamber favorites with friends and family as you enjoy Sarkozy's delicious baked goods and coffee!

    Borgess Noontime Concert Series

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    June 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Borgess Atrium Lobby
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Join KSO musicians in Borgess' Atrium Lobby during the noon  hour for our newest, free, community concert series. 

    Music in the Round - Lunch Concert

    Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
    June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Bronson Hospital Garden Atrium
    Series:
    Community and Education

    Bring your lunch and join KSO musicians in Bronson Methodist Hospital's Garden Atrium for free concerts.