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From Canvas to Composition

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Learn about how composer Thea Musgrave was inspired by a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

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To San Fran...And Back Again!


Meet the newest KSO team member!

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Kalamazoo Symphony Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Music. Sunday, January 2

On Sunday, Jan. 21, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) shares the stage with members of the Kalamazoo arts community in a concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through the pieces on this program, the KSO and community partners reflect together to bring Dr. King’s vision to life through music. The concert will feature a side-by-side performance with Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra students and the combined choruses of Kalamazoo Central and Loy Norrix High Schools.

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23/24 Jane Rooks Ross & Barry Ross Youth Soloist Competition Winner

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Pianist Isaac Sandelin wins 23/24 Youth Soloist Competition

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Education Station: Jammin' In Kalamazoo


We’ll be jammin’, jammin’ in Kalamazoo!

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Conductor's Corner: Orchestra Setup

Conductor's Corner

Why do we set up the orchestra the way that we do?

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Education Station: Musical Storybooks

Education Station: Musical Storybooks

Learn about the magical world of Musical Storybooks!

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Symphony Stories: Meet Violist Jaykwon Noble

Symphony Stories: Meet Jaykwon Noble

Jaykwon Noble is a Kalamazoo Kids in Tune graduate and was recently selected to attend the YOLA National Festival in Los Angeles, California!

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Symphony Announces 23/24 Season!

Join the Journey - Epic Stories Through Extraordinary Music

Kalamazoo Symphony Shares Epic Stories Through Extraordinary Music

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