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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Presents “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” Live in Concert; Full-length, iconic film shown at Miller Auditorium on October 11 & 12

"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" in Concert
10/10/2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 10, 2018 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will present “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” on October 11 and 12, with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical scores performed live to the full-length feature film. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Star Wars attire and to arrive early. Local Star Wars groups and costuming organizations will be available for photos and conversation beginning at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Miller Auditorium.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Begins its 98th Season with New Music Director at the Helm; Award-Winning Pianist Di Wu Joins for Ravel Piano Concerto at Miller Auditorium

Guest Pianist, Di Wu
9/10/2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 10, 2018 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) launches its 2018-19 season when its newly installed music director, Julian Kuerti, leads Van Cliburn Competition-winning pianist Di Wu and the KSO on groundbreaking French and French-inspired music by Frédéric Devreese, Maurice Ravel, and Hector Berlioz on Friday, September 14, at 8 p.m., at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo. 

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KSO Presents World Premiere of “Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience,” A Co-Production of Schirmer Theatrical and Greenberg Artists

9/5/2018

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 4, 2018 – Schirmer Theatrical, LLC, and Greenberg Artists are proud to present the world premiere of “Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience,” with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) on Dec. 1, at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo. “Revolution” is the first authorized, symphonic experience for The Beatles, featuring never-before-seen photos from the official Beatles Book Photo Library in London, alongside stunning new video and animation created by award-winning creative video designer Charles Yurick.

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Julian Kuerti Appointed Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's New Music Director

Julian Kuerti
6/27/2018

KALAMAZOO, MI– June 27, 2018 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and President & CEO, Peter H. Gistelinck, are pleased to announce that internationally renowned conductor Julian Kuerti has been appointed as its new Music Director. Mr. Kuerti will assume the title of Music Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season, succeeding Raymond Harvey, who ended his eighteen-year tenure with the orchestra in 2017, and has since then become the Orchestra's first Music Director Emeritus.

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KSO presents Disney's The Jungle Book in Concert - Saturday, May 26, 3pm, Miller Auditorium

5/3/2018

Kalamazoo, MI May 3, 2018 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the final concert in their three-year exclusive partnership with Disney - Disney's original The Jungle Book, in concert. Families are invited to join the KSO as they present this classic, animated film in high-definition on the big screen while the charming and delightful score, by composer George Bruns, is performed live by symphony musicians under the direction of Maestro Daniel Brier.

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KSO Announces 2018-19 Season - Take Note! Special appearances include Di Wu, Paul Shaffer, John Debney and more!

Take Note! Season 98
4/13/2018

Kalamazoo, MI April 13, 2018 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra proudly announces its upcoming 2018-19 season. In this 98th season, the KSO will “take note” of great masterworks, with an emphasis on French and female composers, feature famed guest artists, present two blockbuster film concerts and welcome a new music director to the podium.

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KSO presents annual holiday extravaganza, Sounds of the Season - Music from the Movies, with Los Angeles Flutist, Sara Andon and the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus

Sara Andon, Flutist
11/27/2017

Kalamazoo, MI November 27, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present this year’s Sounds of the Season concert, Music from The Movies with Sara Andon, including music from your favorite holiday movies: The Polar Express, Frozen, Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life and many more. With KSO Resident Conductor/Interim Music Director, Daniel Brier, at the podium the concert will feature international flute soloist and recording artist, Sara Andon, along with the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus, directed by Fred Sang.

 

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KSO names 2017 Youth Soloist Winners to perform at "Sounds of the Season" concert, December 16

Sava Velkoff
11/6/2017

Kalamazoo, MI November 6, 2017 –  Each year, advanced student performers audition for the opportunity to take the stage as a soloist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is honored to announce their 2017 Youth Soloist Competition Winner, violist, Sava Velkoff, and Runner Up, vocalist, Alex Smith, both students of Loy Norrix High School. Cellist, Lydia Schubkegel (Senior Home School), was also given Honorable Mention.

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KSO offers free tickets to Veterans for Nov. 11th concert “Brahms & Rachmaninoff,” featuring Music Director Candidate, Edwin Outwater and pianist, Anna Vinnitskaya

10/27/2017

Kalamazoo, MI October 27, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor & Music Director Candidate, Edwin Outwater, presents a program of symphonic masterpieces by Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Anna Vinnitskaya, winner of the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Contest, solos with Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 3—a piece ideally suited to her interpretive gifts. Maestro Outwater rounds out the program with Brahms pastoral Symphony No. 2.

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The KSO welcomes Grammy Award Winning pop & R&B sensation, All-4-One, to Miller Auditorium - Saturday, November 4th

10/19/2017

Kalamazoo, MI October 19, 2017 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the first concert in its 2017-18 Zhang Financial Pops! Series, Grammy Award Winning pop and R&B group, All-4-One. This California based quartet, are not only one of the most sensational and timeless groups of the 1990’s, they have sold more than 20 million records worldwide and their success has spanned two decades.  The evening’s program will be announced from stage.

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