Sample the Symphony: October
Streamed Concert — Sample the Symphony: October

FRI | OCT 15 | 7 P.M.
Available through the end of October!

Streaming online from Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church in downtown Kalamazoo, our musicians share information and stories with you and perform the Beethoven Quartet in F Major, Opus 59 No. 1. This was the first of his three "Razumovsky" quartets from his middle period of composing, written around the time of his Fourth Symphony (which we hope to perform in January at our first Masterworks concert).

This program runs for about 45 minutes, and it features our Burdick-Thorne String Quartet, comprised of four KSO Artists in Residence: Julia Neckermann, Violin I; Lisa A. Williams, Violin II; Nicholas Jeffery, Viola; and Igor Cetkovic, Cello. 

Register to view the streamed concert by naming your per-ticket price, starting at $0.00.

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KSO@100: Celebrating Community
Stream for FREE: Celebrating 100 Years

TUE | OCT 20 | 7 P.M.
Available FREE through Thanksgiving!

It's our 100th season, and we began it by celebrating the community that made this milestone possible. Hosted by our Music Director, Julian Kuerti, this FREE streamed event includes messages from community leaders, arts organizations, supporters, and musicians.

The event features two pieces—one at the beginning and the other at the end—performed by our Virtual KSO. In between are the messages. We hope you enjoy this kick-off of our anniversary season. Thank you for your support!

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Spooky Symphony
Halloween Fun: Spooky Symphony

SAT | OCT 31 | 11 A.M.
Streamed Online Halloween Through Nov. 15

Prepare for a spooky Halloween morning!

Get your costume on and join us on our website or on YouTube for FREE Halloween-inspired music & fun! We'll have spooky stories (nothing too scary!), lots of puns, and music to keep you moving.

There's a Halloween costume concert, too! Submit your photos by Sunday, October 25, for a chance to win prizes. Group photos, kids, pets...you're limited only by your imagination!

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  • KSO Artists in Residence
    KSO Artists in Residence

    In 1995, as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, a commitment was made to develop four full-time positions that would both enable the orchestra to create community service and education programs and strengthen the orchestra ensemble.

    To this end, the Artists in Residence program began with the KSO's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet. Since that time, the Artists in Residence program has grown to eight positions; including oboe, clarinet, trombone, and timpani, along with the original strings. As a result, the artistic level of the orchestra has soared, and the KSO's education and community programs have expanded to reach more than 26,000 students and their teachers annually with 20+ programs in more than 100 schools throughout Southwest Michigan.

    Our current Artists in Residence are:

    Julia Neckermann, Violin I
    Lisa A. Williams, Violin II
    Nicholas Jeffrey, Viola (not pictured)
    Igor Cetkovic, Cello
    Gabriel Renteria, Oboe
    Georgiy Borisov, Clarinet
    Edward "Kip" Hickman, Trombone
    Mark Guthrie, Timpani

  • Get to Know the Orchestra
    Get to Know the Orchestra

    Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musicians are the heart of our organization.

    Learn more about our talented musicians; KSO's Music Director, Julian Kuerti; Resident Conductor, Daniel Brier; and our Music Director Emeritus, Raymond Harvey.

  • KSO in your community
    KSO in your Community

    We LOVE our community. You will find your KSO musicians peforming free public concerts in venues such as Bronson's Garden Atrium, Borgess' Atrium Lobby, First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, Sarkozy Bakery, and Kalamazoo Public Library...and that is just to name a few!

    We also are excited to bring our beloved Instrument Petting Zoo to many local events throughout the year. Fun for kids of all ages!

    Check out our Community Events Calendar for a complete calendar of events.  

  • KSO On The Go
    KSO On The Go

    Through education programs and partnerships, KSO has unique and exciting opportunities to support school music programs through “KSO On The Go” and other in-school programs.

    We bring live performances, classroom visits, artist residencies, and symphony field trips, accompanied by great curriculum materials, to provide formative learning experiences for students of all ages.

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Experience our 99th season

Create shared, live musical experiences with your Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra during our exciting 2019-20 concert season. 

The orchestra's 99th concert season encompasses a diverse range of music from the baroque to music of the present day and highlights strong local connections through collaborations with the Bach Festival Chorus, Western Michigan University Chorus, Stulberg International String Competition, Kalamazoo Children's Chorus, and the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience. Many concerts will feature popular local artists, including the Red Sea Pedestrians, Nashon Holloway, and the Westhuizen Duo.

Make sure to check out our subscription options. The purchase of any three concerts in the season makes you a Create-Your-Own Subscriber -- enjoy preferred seating, worry-free exchanges, and discounts on most tickets.
 
We hope you will take a few moments to explore our site and learn more about our history, education programs, concert series, our Music Director and, of course, our talented musicians. We’re committed to ensuring symphonic music is part of everyday life in our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences. We look forward to seeing you in the concert hall!