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KSO presents final Classics Uncorked and Classics On Tap concerts of the season - April 15 & 16

Classics on Tap

Kalamazoo, MI March 30, 2016 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents the last 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 local wine 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. To add an exciting new twist to the series this year, the KSO will perform Classics On Tap at Bell’s Eccentric Café where patrons can purchase Bell’s famous brews to enjoy during the performance. Repertoire is the same for both of these performances. (Classics Uncorked is sold out.)

The concert will open with Leo Smit’s Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano featuring the KSO Woodwind Quintet with Raymond Harvey on piano.  Also on the program for the evening is Alexander Scriabin’s Two Preludes and a piano solo piece, performed by Raymond Harvey, Lagniappe, by composer David A. White.  The evening will end with Piano Quintet no. 1 written by Hungarian composer, Erno Dohnanyi. This piece will feature the Kalamazoo Symphony’s Burdick-Thorne String Quartet and Raymond Harvey on piano.


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents
Classics Uncorked: Winter Evening
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 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, April 16, 2016 | 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.
Leo Smit, Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano
     KSO Woodwind Quintet
     Raymond Harvey, piano
Scriabin, Two Preludes
    Raymond Harvey, piano                             
David A. White, Lagniappe
     Raymond Harvey, piano
Dohnanyi, Piano Quintet No. 1
     Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
     Raymond Harvey, piano

Raymond Harvey, Piano

KSO Woodwind Quintet
Yukie Ota, Flute
Gabriel Renteria, Oboe
Georgiy Borisov, Clarinet
Willam Wheeler, Bassoon
Michael Wood, Horn

Burdick-Thorne String Quartet
Julia Neckerman, Violin
Lisa A. Williams, Violin
Grace Byrd, Viola
David Peshlakai, 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-in-Residence program.

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