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KSO Welcomes Third Music Director Candidate, Andrew Grams & Award-winning Cellist, Pablo Ferrández-Castro for Haydn & Beethoven program February 24th at Chenery

2/8/2018

Kalamazoo MI, February 8, 2018 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor and Music Director Candidate, Andrew Grams, present an intimate program of masterworks from the First Viennese School (Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven). The orchestra opens with Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture. Pablo Ferrández-Castro, an international rising star, performs Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major. Maestro Grams concludes the program with Beethoven's exhilarating Symphony No. 7.

Tags: Andrew Grams, Cello, chenery auditorium, Concerto, conductor, Haydn & Beethoven, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kalsym, Mozart, Music Director Candidate, Pablo Ferrandez-Catro, Symphony No. 7

KSO partners with Classical Kids LIVE! to present Tchaikovsky Discovers America, February 11th at Chenery Auditorium

1/22/2018

Kalamazoo, MI January 22, 2018 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents the final Family Discovery concert of the 2017-18 season, once again in collaboration with Classical Kids LIVE!.  The KSO’s Family Discover Series concerts feature symphonic performances specially tailored to young children and their families. Tickets are only $5 each and include preconcert activities for the family!

 

Tags: $5 tickets, chenery auditorium, Classical Kids Live, conductor, education programming, Family Discovery, instrument petting zoo, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kalsym, Maestro, semi stagged, Tchaikovsky Discovers America

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Recognizes Barry Ross with Emeritus Title

1/15/2018

Kalamazoo, MI January 15, 2017 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and management is pleased to announce the designation of Concertmaster Emeritus for Dr. Barry Ross in recognition of his long years of service and artistry with the KSO.
 

Tags: Barry Ross, Beethovenfest!, Concertmaster Emeritus, conductor, Family Discovery, honorary title, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kalsym, soloist, Sunday Classics Series, teacher, Youth Concerts

KSO Ensembles Present "Winter Evening" - Classics Uncorked, at the KIA, Jan. 26th and Classics On Tap, At Bell's, Jan. 27th

1/10/2018

Kalamazoo, MI January 10, 2018 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents the first two concert pairings in its popular chamber series—Classics Uncorked and Classics On Tap. KSO’s classics concerts feature an evening of chamber music favorites played by smaller ensembles of orchestra musicians. The concerts in the KSO’s Classics Series allow patrons to become better acquainted with classical music and KSO musicians in a more social and relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Bell's Eccentric Cafe, BTSQ, Burdick Thorme String Quartet, Clarinet, classics on tap, classics uncorked, Daniel Brier, George Walker, Georigiy Borisov, Johannes Brahms, kalamazoo institute of arts, KIA, piano, Reiko Yamada, Ron Merlino, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, sommelier, Violin

KSO presents annual holiday extravaganza, Sounds of the Season - Music from the Movies, with Los Angeles Flutist, Sara Andon and the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus

Sara Andon, Flutist
11/27/2017

Kalamazoo, MI November 27, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present this year’s Sounds of the Season concert, Music from The Movies with Sara Andon, including music from your favorite holiday movies: The Polar Express, Frozen, Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life and many more. With KSO Resident Conductor/Interim Music Director, Daniel Brier, at the podium the concert will feature international flute soloist and recording artist, Sara Andon, along with the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus, directed by Fred Sang.

 

Tags: Alex Smith, chenery auditorium, Christmas, concert, Elf, Fred Sang, Frozen, Holiday, It's A Wonderful Life, Kalamazoo Children's Chorus, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kalsym, KCC, kso, music, Music from the Movies, Sara Andon, Sava Velkoff, Sounds of the Season, The Polar Express, Youth Soloist

KSO names 2017 Youth Soloist Winners to perform at "Sounds of the Season" concert, December 16

Sava Velkoff
11/6/2017

Kalamazoo, MI November 6, 2017 –  Each year, advanced student performers audition for the opportunity to take the stage as a soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is honored to announce their 2017 Youth Soloist Competition Winner, violist, Sava Velkoff, and Runner Up, vocalist, Alex Smith, both students of Loy Norrix High School. Cellist, Lydia Schubkegel (Senior Home School), was also given Honorable Mention.

Tags: Alex Smith, Baritone, chenery auditorium, Holiday Concert, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Loy Norrix, Lydia Schubkegel, Sava Velkoff, Sounds of the Season, Viola, Youth Soloist Competition Winners

KSO offers free tickets to Veterans for Nov. 11th concert “Brahms & Rachmaninoff,” featuring Music Director Candidate, Edwin Outwater and pianist, Anna Vinnitskaya

10/27/2017

Kalamazoo, MI October 27, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor & Music Director Candidate, Edwin Outwater, presents a program of symphonic masterpieces by Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Anna Vinnitskaya, winner of the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Contest, solos with Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3—a piece ideally suited to her interpretive gifts. Maestro Outwater rounds out the program with Brahms pastoral Symphony No. 2.

Tags: Anna Vinnitskaya, Brahms & Rachmaninoff, edwin outwater, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Miller Auditorium, Piano Concerto, Symphonic Series, Wiser Financial Prelude

The KSO welcomes Grammy Award Winning pop & R&B sensation, All-4-One, to Miller Auditorium - Saturday, November 4th

10/19/2017

Kalamazoo, MI October 19, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the first concert in its 2017-18 Zhang Financial Pops! Series, Grammy Award Winning pop and R&B group, All-4-One. This California based quartet, are not only one of the most sensational and timeless groups of the 1990’s, they have sold more than 20 million records worldwide and their success has spanned two decades.  The evening’s program will be announced from stage.

Tags: All-4-One, Daniel Brier, Embrace, Grammy Award, Kalamazoo Symphony, kalsym, kso, orchesrta, pop, r&b, Zhang Financial Pops Series

KSO features Music Director Candidate, Donato Cabrera, KSO Principle Oboe, Gabriel Renteria-Elyea, and 2017 Stulberg Gold Medalist, William McGregor on double bass in "Bruckner & Williams," Oct. 28

10/12/2017

Kalamazoo, MI October 12, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Donato Cabrera, presents a delightfully varied program for the second concert of its Symphonic Series, on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Gabriel Renteria-Elyea, the KSO’s own Principal Oboist, solos in John Williams' Oboe concerto. William McGregor, 2017 Stulberg International String Competition Gold Medalist, performs Bottesini’s second bass concerto. Maestro Cabrera opens the program with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and closes the program with Bruckner’s first masterpiece, the youthful Symphony No. 1.

Tags: Bottesini, Bruckner, Copland, Donato Cabrera, ebrace, Garbriel Renteria-Elyea, Gold Medalist, kalamazoo musicians, kalamazooy symphony orchestra, kalsym, Season 97, Student Rush, Stulberg International String Competition, symphonic, William McGregor, Williams

KSO presents Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert, October 12th and 13th

Star Wars
9/26/2017

Kalamazoo, MI September 26, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to present Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert October 12th and 13th. These performances will mark the beginning of the KSO’s exclusive three-year deal with Disney (announced March 31, 2017).  This performance, under the direction of Resident Conductor and Interim Music Director, Daniel Brier, will feature the full length iconic film on the big screen while the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams. 

Tags: Daniel Brier, John Williams, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kalsym, KSO Special Event, Lucas Films, Star Wars: A New Hope Live in Concert