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KSO Announces 2022 Summer Season

KSO Announces 2022 Summer Season
4/14/2022

Including a return to the Gilmore Car Museum!

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KSO Receives $75,000 from Catalyst Fund Grant for DEI Initiatives

League of American Orchestras Catalyst Fund Incubator
3/30/2022

One of 20 Orchestras Nationwide to Recieve Funding

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Kalamazoo Symphony Celebrates 100 Years and Returning to Live Performances

KSO100
10/14/2021

Concerts announced for 2021-22 season begin Oct. 16

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Names New Executive Director

Jessica Mallow
11/7/2019

Jessica Mallow joins the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra as executive director, effective November 3, 2019.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Opens its 99th Season with Music Inspired by Visual Art

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
9/20/2019

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Julian Kuerti open the 99th concert season with music inspired by pictures. Guest violinist Leticia Moreno joins the orchestra for this season premiere at Western Michigan University’s Miller Auditorium on September 20, at 8 p.m. 

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The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Unveils its 2019-20 Concert Season -- Diverse Musical Selections and Community Collaborations Highlight New Music Director’s First KSO Season Design

St. Matthew Passion
4/18/2019

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Apr. 18, 2019 – Create shared, live musical experiences with your Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra during our exciting 2019-20 concert season. Performances will encompass a diverse range of music from the baroque to music of the present day and expand Kalamazoo community connections with the symphony. The orchestra’s 99th concert season is the first fully designed by the KSO’s new Music Director, Julian Kuerti.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Presents Passionate Works by Leshnoff and Mahler; Music Director Julian Kuerti Returns to Conduct

Soloist Georgiy Barisov, Principal Clarinet and Artist in Residence
3/7/2019

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Mar. 7, 2019 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s exploration of fifth symphonies continues Saturday, March 9, with “Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor,” by Gustav Mahler. The concert opens with the “Clarinet Concerto ‘Nekudim,’” by modern American composer Jonathan Leshnoff (JonathanLeshnoff.com), featuring KSO Principal Clarinet and Artist in Residence, Georgiy Borisov, as soloist. KSO Music Director, Julian Kuerti, will conduct the orchestra.

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Jolliffe and Gustin Join Symphony as Co-Interim Executive Directors; Seasoned Leaders Bring Experience and Passion for the Arts to the KSO

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
2/22/2019

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Feb. 22, 2019 – Two well-known Kalamazoo music and arts leaders will serve as co-interim executive directors of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, effective immediately. Judy Jolliffe and Daniel R. Gustin will share symphony leadership duties while the organization's board of directors launch a search for a permanent executive director

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Guest Cellist Nina Kotova; Concert Features Works by Sibelius and Dvořák

Guest Cellist, Nina Kotova
11/14/2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Nov. 14, 2018 – On Saturday, November 17, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra continues its exploration of fifth symphonies with the “Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82,” by Jean Sibelius. To conclude the concert, Russian-American cellist Nina Kotova joins the orchestra for Antonín Dvořák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104.” 

Tags: Cello, concert, Concerto, Daniel Brier, Dvorak, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Nina Kotova, Sibelius, symphony