Free Family Programs

Performances by small ensembles of the KSO are offered free of charge in many community venues. Join us for these engaging programs, designed to capture the imagination and give listeners a closer look at different instrument families.

Musical Storybooks

Perfect for preschoolers, this program presents favorite storybooks illustrated with great music by the KSO String Quartet. Each program includes a craft activity, a narrated telling of the story with music, and interactive learning led by the musicians. Most programs are free of charge and held in libraries and family-friendly community venues. Preschool classes welcome! Please contact the host venue to register.

This program is available to come to preschool and Young 5’s classrooms for a fee. Contact us for information.

Musical Storybooks at Ransom District Library:
Saturday October 1st, 10:30 am 

Musical Storybooks at the Kalamazoo Public Library:
Tuesday October 18th, 2016 - 9:30 am and 10:30 am Central Branch
Wednesday October 19th, 2016 - 9:30 am and 10:30 am Central Branch
Thursday October 20th, 2016 - 10:30 am Eastwood Branch

Tuesday Febraury 28th, 2017 - 9:30 am and 10:30 am Central Branch
Wednesday March 1st, 2017 - 9:30 am and 10:30 am Central Branch
Thursday March 2nd, 2017 - 10:30 am Powell Branch

  • Musical Storybooks
  • Musical Storybooks
  • Musical Storybooks
  • Musical Storybooks


Family Fun Chamber Music Series

An all-ages program featuring musical favorites such as Peter & the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals, performed by KSO ensembles. These one-hour programs feature an Instrument Petting Zoo led by the featured musicians, craft activities, and a fun, narrated performance of the featured musical work. 

Family Fun Chamber Series at the Kalamazoo Public Library:
Saturday October 22nd, 2016 - 10:30 am and 12pm Kalamazoo Public Library Central Branch (KSO Brass Quintet performs Carnival of the Animals)

Saturday May 13th, 2017 - 10:30 am and 12pm Kalamazoo Public Library Central Branch (KSO Woodwind Quintet performs Peter and the Wolf)

  • Family Fun Chamber Music Series
  • Family Fun Chamber Music Series
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