KSO June 2019 - May 2020 Annual Fund Campaign

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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.


Bach: St. Matthew Passion
CANCELLED: April 3, 2020, "St. Matthew Passion" Concert

The KSO cancelled its April 3 “St. Matthew Passion” concert in the interest of the well-being of our musicians, audience, and the community.

Please click the "More Info" button below for information about your tickets. The page also includes links for learning more about the artists who were involved in the "St. Matthew Passion" production and put in extensive time to develop a memorable experience that we all wish we could share with you!


E.T. The Extraterrestrial In Concert
POSTPONED to June 20: E.T. The Extraterrestrial In Concert

Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. — NEW: Due to coronoavirus concerns, we are postponing this concert from April 17 to June 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Miller Auditorium. All current E.T. concert tickets automatically advance to the new concert date; ticket-holders do not need to do anything. If you aren’t available to join us, please let us know so we can donate, exchange, or refund your ticket (info@kalamazoosymphony.com or 269-349-7759). We will contact audience members with more information.

Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, projected in HD on the big screen, with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture by the KSO. Experience the magic once more!



  • 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!