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KSO Welcomes Guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas for October 27 Concert at Chenery Auditorium

Guest Guitarist, Pablo Sáinz Villegas
10/24/2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 24, 2018 -- On October 27, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra explores the music of Hollywood and Vienna, beginning with Erich Korngold's charming suite from "Much Ado About Nothing." Pablo Sáinz Villegas, the "Soul of the Spanish Guitar," brings his exuberance to Elmer Bernstein's "Guitar Concerto." Finally, Schubert's tender and lyrical Fifth Symphony concludes the concert. KSO Resident Conductor, Daniel Brier, will lead the orchestra through this intimate and engaging program. Tickets are available through the Miller box office or at KalamazooSymphony.com.

Concert Schedule and Tickets   
The Wiser Financial Concert Prelude, a popular pre-concert talk held from 7-7:30 p.m. in the auditorium, is free for ticket holders and provides insights into the program's music and artists. The evening’s Student Showcase features the Elementary Guitar Ensemble from Cosgrove Guitar Studio, under the direction of Matt Cosgrove, at 7:30 in the Chenery reception room area, with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Immediately following the concert, guests may also attend the KSO’s new, immersive AfterWORDS discussion with Brier and Sáinz Villegas in the auditorium.

Tickets start at $24 and may be purchased online through the KSO's box office, or by calling the Miller Auditorium box office at 269.387.2300. Student and veteran discounts are available. Student $5 Rush Tickets, with a valid student ID, are available at the Chenery box office the night of the concert.

Visit the KSO at kalamazoosymphony.com for performance details, ticketing and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without notice.

The KSO 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 KSO also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support.

About the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra   
Founded in 1921, the KSO (kalamazoosymphony.com) is Southwest Michigan’s premiere musical organization and the state’s third largest orchestra. Serving Michigan’s fourth largest metropolitan area, the KSO provides more than 30 concert performances each year, reaching more than 80,000 adults and youth annually with exceptional symphonic music and world-class guest artists. With an equally vibrant educational mission, the KSO offers school-based programs that music teachers rely on to support their curriculum and after-school programs that have been recognized by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. 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 establish its innovative Artists in Residence program.

MEDIA CONTACT: Julie White, (269) 349.7759, jwhite@kalamazoosymphony.com 

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