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


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.

Classics Uncorked is held at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts where the KSO Sommelier, Ronald Merlino, will share knowledge of specially selected wines with the audience prior to the concert. A cash wine bar is available as well as complimentary coffee and dessert. The KIA will also open their galleries for KSO Classics Uncorked ticket holders beginning at 6:30pm. The second evening, Classics On Tap, will be held at Bell’s Eccentric Café where patrons can purchase Bell’s famous brews to enjoy during the performance. Attendees must be 21 to enter the café. Repertoire is the same for both performances. (Classics Uncorked is sold out.)

The concert will open with Johannes Brahms Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 102, No. 2 featuring KSO Principal Clarinet and KSO Artist in Residence, Georgiy Borisov, and Reiko Yamada, Principal Keyboardist on piano. Following this Brahms piece, Interim Music Director and Resident Conductor, Daniel Brier, will perform two violin sonatas -  Violin Sonata No. 1 (1958) by George Walker and Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms. Mr. Brier will be joined by Reiko Yamada on piano.  The program will close with Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10.  Joining Georigiy Borisov for this piece for quintet will be the KSO’s ever popular Burdick-Thorne String Quartet. The quartet is comprised of KSO principal musicians, Julia Neckermann and Lisa A. Williams (violin), Grace Byrd (viola) and Igor Cetkovic (cello).

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents
Classics Uncorked: Winter Evening
Friday, January 26, 2018 | 8pm | Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Wine Prelude with Sommelier Ron Merlino 7-7:30pm
Sip a glass of wine and relax with friends while listening to your KSO Chamber Orchestra and the Burdick-Thorne String Quartet. Enjoy an evening of chamber favorites, followed by a complimentary coffee and dessert reception. KSO Sommelier, Ron Merlino, will share knowledge of local wines during the Wine Prelude at 7:30 p.m. Wine is available for purchase and the KIA Gallery will be open to KSO Classics Uncorked ticket holders at 6:30pm. Roster & Program below.

Classics On Tap: Winter Evening
Saturday, January 27, 2018 | 8pm | Bell’s Eccentric Café
Savor your favorite Bell’s beers while you relax and enjoy an evening of chamber favorites. Come early to purchase your beverages and settle in for this evening of warm and wonderful music. Tickets are selling quickly for this new program so call now to reserve your seats. You must be 21 to enter!
Brahms, Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 102, No. 2
Walker, Violin Sonata No. 1 (1958)
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 78
Coleridge-Taylor, Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10
Georgiy Borisov, Principal Clarinet, KSO
Reiko Yamada, Piano
Daniel Brier, Violin
Burdick-Thorne String Quartet:
    Julia Neckermann, Violin
    Lisa A. Williams, Violin
    Grace Byrd, Viola
    Igor Cetkovic, Cello

For tickets, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com or call the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.
Visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com.
About the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan’s premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-

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