Remote KSO
KSO Moves to Remote Working

MARCH 19 — We are joining others from across the state and country who are working remotely to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Starting Thursday, March 19, our offices at the downtown Kalamazoo Epic Center will be closed temporarily.

If there are KSO staff members you work with frequently, you still can reach them as usual. Otherwise, you may contact us through email at info@kalamazoosymphony.com, or by phone at 269-349-7759 (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.). We will respond as quickly as possible.

KSO CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

The KSO is Hiring
We're Expanding Our Team!

Love music & fundraising? Want to be part of a team enthusiastically serving our community through outstanding musical listening and learning experiences? If so, consider applying for our open Director of Development position!

We’re expanding our staff and are seeking a full-time Director of Development to join our senior leadership team. Submissions are due by Friday, August 14!

POSITION INFO

Remote KSO: Prometheus Project
Remote KSO: Listen from Home!

Our Remote KSO Series brings online concert experiences to you while we’re unable to gather in the concert hall.

Begin with our first Remote KSO production, the engaging Prometheus Project, which builds on the myth of Prometheus and shines a light on our musicians in a way we can’t in the concert hall. Check in weekly for new installments of our Canon Project, a playful way of viewing lockdown life through the musical canon’s lens of repetition. We also post special events and announcements. We hope you enjoy connecting with us online through music!

VISIT KSO YOUTUBE

  • 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.

Discover the KSO


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!