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

Guest Cellist, Nina Kotova

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. Sibelius crafted his entire fifth symphony from one simple, four-note idea inspired by the flight of swans. To conclude the concert, Russian-American cellist Nina Kotova joins the orchestra for Antonín Dvořák’s “Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104.” In this work, Dvořák innovated a new way for the cello to interact with the orchestra, creating a concerto that is simultaneously grand and intimate. KSO Resident Conductor, Daniel Brier, will lead the orchestra through this dramatic program. Tickets are available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, or at KalamazooSymphony.com.

“Both the Sibelius and Dvořák pieces will transport you out of this world to someplace quite amazing,” said Brier. “The music is hard to describe in words, but both works are so special they should be experienced in person.”

Concert Schedule and Tickets – Veterans Attend Free   
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 Grace Field’s Cello Studio from the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo, at 7:30 in the Grand Tier lobby, 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 Kotova 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. In recognition of Veterans Day, veterans and active service members may receive two free tickets to the Sibelius & Dvořák concert. Student $5 Rush Tickets, with a valid student ID, are available at the Miller Auditorium Ticket 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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