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KSO presents The World of Vivaldi

World of Vivaldi
12/16/2015

Kalamazoo, MI December 16, 2015 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents The World of Vivaldi, an interactive and immersive concert experience exploring the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi. Maestro Raymond Harvey will guide listeners through the life of composer Antonio Vivaldi; uncovering the influences and inspirations behind some of his best known and some relatively unknown works.

Tags: Dalton Recital Hall, Raymond Harvey, Vivaldi, World of

America's Got Talent star, Jackie Evancho, to perform with KSO in annual Sounds of the Season program

Jackie Evancho - Sounds of the Season
11/25/2015

Kalamazoo, MI November 25, 2015 - The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Sounds of the Season - Christmas with Jackie Evancho. Ms. Evancho will join the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to share the ethereal sound that so many heard for the first time when she was just ten years old. Now fifteen, Ms. Evancho has been delighting audiences around the world. Her strong fan base will be thrilled to hear her alongside the KSO and Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus for a program featuring holiday favorites and pieces from her most recent recordings.
 

Tags: chenery auditorium, Christmas, Fred Sang, Holiday, Jackie Evancho, Kalamazoo Children's Chorus, Kalamazoo Symphony, kso, Raymond Harvey, Sounds of the Season, Stay Tuned

Disney in Concert – Alice in Wonderland: Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Lands US National Premiere!

Disney in Concert - Alice in Wonderland
11/19/2015

Kalamazoo, MI November 19, 2015 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that, following performances of Disney in Concert - Alice in Wonderland at the London’s Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (December, 2015), the project moves on to Kalamazoo in April 2016 for its US premiere!

Tags: Alice in Wonderland, Danny Elfman, Disney in Concert, Johnny Depp, national premiere, Tim Burton

MEDIA ALERT: KSO dedicates Friday, November 20 concert to victims of Paris attacks

Paris Attack Dedication
11/16/2015

Kalamazoo, MI November 16, 2015 – The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announces the dedication of its Friday, November 20, 2015 performance, Saint-Saëns and Shostakovich, in memory of those who perished in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Internationally revered French pianist, Pascal Rogé will perform French composer, Camille Saint-Saëns', Piano Concerto No. 5 and Maestro Raymond Harvey will conduct Shostakovich's popular Symphony No. 5.

Tags: fifth symphony, french pianist, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Paris Attacks, Pascal Roge, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Stay Tuned, terror attack dedication

Pascal Rogé to join KSO for Saint-Saëns & Shostakovich concert November 20, 2015 at Miller Auditorium

Pascal Rogé
10/29/2015

Kalamazoo, MI October 29, 2015 – For their third concert of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Series, The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Saint-Saëns and Shostakovich. Internationally revered French pianist, Pascal Rogé will perform Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 5 and Maestro Raymond Harvey will conduct Shostakovich's popular Symphony No. 5. 

Tags: Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, kso, Miller Auditorium, Pascal Roge, piano, Raymond Harvey, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich

KSO presents Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band - Symphonic World Premiere - November 7, 2015 at Miller Auditorium

Who's Bad
10/13/2015

Kalamazoo, MI October 13, 2015–  To kick off this season’s KSO Pops! Series the KSO proudly partners with Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band for the symphonic world premiere of their Who’s Bad show.

Tags: Michael Jackson, MJ, POPS!, Raymond Harvey, Stay Tuned, Who's Bad, World Premiere

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart & Haydn, Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 8pm

James Austin Smith
9/30/2015

Kalamazoo, MI September 30, 2015– For their second symphonic series concert, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart and Haydn. Guest conductor, Edwin Outwater makes his KSO debut leading a diverse program of contemporary and classical highlights. 

The concert opens with Nico Muhly's So Far So Good. One of today’s most celebrated young composers, Nico Muhly (b. 1981) is a composer of chamber music, orchestral music, sacred music, opera, ballet, and music for collaborators across a variety of fields. So Far So Good alludes to the classical ideals of Mozart and Haydn while exploring contemporary musical language.

Tags: chenery auditorium, edwin outwater, Haydn, james austin-smith, Mozart, Stay Tuned, symphonic

The KSO presents Family Discovery Concert - Beethoven Lives Upstairs - Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3pm

9/25/2015

Kalamazoo, MI September 25, 2015: For their first Family Discovery concert of the season, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Lives Upstairs. The KSO is proud to partner with Classical Kids LIVE! this season. The Classical Kids LIVE! concert series is dedicated to fostering an appreciation for classical music and music history, as well as community enrichment through the pairing of professional artists, actors and family-focused programming with local symphony orchestras. The concert will begin promptly at 3pm following the Kushner & Co. Instrument Petting Zoo at 2pm and Meet the Conductor at 2:40pm in the reception room.

Tags: Beethoven, Daniel Brier, Family Discovery, kso, KSO Kids, Petting Zoo, Season 95, Stay Tuned

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents The World of Stravinsky - Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3pm

The World of Stravinsky
9/11/2015

Kalamazoo, MI September 11, 2015 - The Kalamazoo Symphony presents The World of Stravinsky, an interactive and immersive concert experience exploring the life and music of Igor Stravinsky.

Tags: Apollon musagete, Four Norwegian Moods, Igor Stravinsky, kso, L'histoire du soldat, Maestro Raymond Harvey, Octet, The World of

KSO opens 2015-2016 Season with Brahms and Tchaikovsky, September 18 at 8pm

Lana Trotovšek
8/31/2015

Kalamazoo, MI August 31, 2015 – For their opening concert of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Series, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms & Tchaikovsky. Lana Trotovšek will make her U.S. symphonic debut with Brahms' virtuosic Violin Concerto and Raymond Harvey will conduct Tchaikovsky's blazing Symphony No. 4. 

Tags: Brahms, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, KSO Season 95, Lana Trotovsek, Miller Auditorium, season opener, Stay Tuned, Symphony No.4, Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto