Concert Events

Explore this season's concerts below!

Please note that there are no refunds for returned tickets.

 

Classics On Tap

Classics On Tap: CANCELLED

Spring Program: KSO Artists in Residence
May 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Series:
Classics on Tap

Classics On Tap Spring Evening is cancelled due to a site scheduling conflict. If you have tickets, please contact the KSO at 269-349-7759. 

Classics Uncorked

Classics Uncorked

Spring Program: KSO Artists in Residence
May 11, 2019 - 3:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

New! Uncorked has moved to the Epic Center's Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre for two performances on Saturdays! Maestro Julian Kuerti will host Classics Uncorked Spring. 

Classics Uncorked: Sold Out

Classics Uncorked

Spring Program: KSO Artists in Residence
May 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Our 8 p.m. Classics Uncorked Spring is sold out. If you are seeking tickets, please consider attending our 3 p.m. program!

Susie Park

Bartok & Stravinsky

Julian Kuerti, Conductor, & Susie Park, Violin
May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Machine, by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, opens our final Symphonic Series concert, followed by former KSO Concertmaster, Susie Park, performing Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2. Edgy, intense and exhilarating, Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring clos...

Craft Music

Fall Craft Music: Pint-Sized KSO

KSO Artists in Residence
September 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Series:
Craft Music

Craft Music at Bell’s Eccentric Café presents the KSO “Salon Orchestra”—the Pint-Sized KSO—featuring our Artists in Residence playing short selections from the greatest symphonies, operas and dance music of the 19th century. 

Leticia Moreno, violin

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
September 20, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Discovering strokes of genius: music inspired by drawings, paintings, and sculpture.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – in Concert

Daniel Brier, Conductor
October 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
KSO Movies

Experience the complete film with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’s iconic score. 

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Daniel Brier, Conductor
October 20, 2019 - 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Family Discovery

A mesmerizing tale of a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” is a full-orchestra, multimedia work bringing a powerful modern twist to a classic myth.

This performance is presented in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Ai...

Kevin Cole, piano

GERSHWIN: Rhapsodies

Daniel Brier, Conductor
October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Charting a musical voyage from Tin Pan Alley to St. Petersburg.

Classics Uncorked

Classics Uncorked: Fall Friday

Sounds of Chile
November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Enjoy wine pairings with KSO's Sommelier, desserts, and coffee at the downtown Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, Epic Center. Our Fall Classics Uncorked highlights Sounds of Chile. Featuring our Artists in Residence, this concert will survey the history of music in Chile from the 18th century to ...

Classics Uncorked

Classics Uncorked: Fall Saturday

Sounds of Chile
November 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Enjoy wine pairings with KSO's Sommelier, desserts, and coffee at the downtown Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, Epic Center. Classics Uncorked: Fall Saturday highlights Sounds of Chile. Featuring our Artists in Residence, this concert will survey the history of music in Chile from the 18th centu...

Jun-Ching Lin, violin, and Igor Cetkovic, cello

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
November 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Exploring Beethoven, the blazing revolutionary.

Sounds of the Season

Holiday Music: Sounds of the Season

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
December 13, 2019 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

A return to community & winter holiday traditions, this annual concert is a perfect way to begin your holiday season. 

Craft Music

"Spring" Craft Music: Pint-Sized KSO

KSO Artists in Residence
January 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Series:
Craft Music

Craft Music at Bell’s Eccentric Café presents the KSO “Salon Orchestra”—the Pint-Sized KSO—featuring our Artists in Residence playing short selections from the greatest symphonies, operas and dance music of the 19th century. 

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon – in Concert

Daniel Brier, Conductor
January 25, 2020 - 3:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic, KSO Movies

When a young Viking defies tradition and befriends a ferocious dragon, together they must fight against all odds to save both their worlds. Experience this captivating film in HD, with John Powell’s Academy Award®-nominated musical score performed live to picture by the Kalamazoo Symphony O...

Carnival of the Animals

Carnival of the Animals

Daniel Brier, Conductor
February 2, 2020 - 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Family Discovery

A celebration of community and family, bringing together Saint-Saëns’s classic “Carnival of the Animals” with delightful African animal tales, for a dynamic performance honoring world traditions of story-telling, music, drumming, and dance. 

Sounds of Love

Valentine's Music: Sounds of Love

Daniel Brier, Conductor
February 14, 2020 - 8:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

Music’s celebration of love, from classical to jazz to Broadway. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special by warming up to the greatest romantic standards along with sounds of love from Broadway, opera, and film.

Classics Uncorked

Classics Uncorked: Winter Friday

Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale
February 21, 2020 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Enjoy wine pairings with KSO's Sommelier, desserts, and coffee at the downtown Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, Epic Center. Classics Uncorked: Winter Friday highlights Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale," the timeless story of a wayward soldier set to music by Igor Stravinsky. 

Classics Uncorked

Classics Uncorked: Winter Saturday

Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale
February 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Epic Center - Judy K. Jolliffe Theater
Series:
Classics Uncorked

Enjoy wine pairings with KSO's Sommelier, desserts, and coffee at the downtown Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, Epic Center. Classics Uncorked: Winter Saturday highlights Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale," the timeless story of a wayward soldier set to music by Igor Stravinsky. 

Das Lied von der Erde

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
March 7, 2020 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Basking in the exotic sounds and poetry of the Far East.

Maestro Julian Kuerti conducting La Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional, Peru

BACH: St. Matthew Passion

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
April 3, 2020 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Bringing Bach's great spiritual vision to life. 

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – in Concert

Daniel Brier, Conductor
April 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
KSO Movies

Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and experience the magic once more! Children must be six years or older to attend this perform...

Joyce Yang, piano

RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
May 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Symphonic

Creating ballet of the imagination.

Sounds of Kalamazoo

Summer Celebration: Sounds of Kalamazoo

Daniel Brier, Conductor
June 20, 2020 - 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Series:
Special Events

Celebrate Kalamazoo’s rich musical talent as your KSO welcomes world-class local favorite artists to the stage.