Event Listings

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Sounds of the Season
A KSO Holiday tradition with a twist! Join us as we rediscover music from your favorite holiday movies: The Polar Express, Frozen, Elf, It's a Wonderful lLive and many more. Los Angeles flutist, Sara Andon and Kalamaozo Children'sc Chorus join the KSO.
Sat 12/16/17 8:00PM Chenery Auditorium Sounds of the Season


Classics Uncorked Winter Eve
Embrace your KSO as they perform chamber music up close and personal in Classics Uncorked, held at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Arrive early as KSO sommelier, Ron Merlino, joins us at 7pm for a wine prelude. Enjoy music, wine and dessert with friends and musicians. Cheers! Must be 21 or older to attend.
Fri 1/26/18 8:00PM Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Classics Uncorked Winter Eve


Classics On Tap Winter Eve
The perfect combination — music, friends and spirits. Join KSO musicians as they perform chamber favorites. Saturday’s Classics On Tap performance will feature KSO musicians up close and personal at Bell’s Eccentric Café while you enjoy dozens of delicious Bell's brews on tap! Must be 21 or older to attend.
Sat 1/27/18 8:00PM Bell's Brewery Classics On Tap Winter Eve


Tchaikovsky Discovers America
This true story tells of the great composer’s arrival in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall and his trip to Niagara Falls. A surprise meeting with a young American girl reveals much — his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting. Join us for a touching story where old world influences and new world experiences collide.
Sun 2/11/18 3:00PM Chenery Auditorium Tchaikovsky Discovers America


Haydn & Beethoven
Elgin Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andrew Grams, conducts a refreshing Beethoven & Haydn program. The concert features star cellist and finalist of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Pablo Ferrandez-Castro, in Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major.
Sat 2/24/18 8:00PM Chenery Auditorium Haydn & Beethoven


The Music of ABBA
The legacy of Swedish pop sensation, ABBA, has been celebrated for generations since their beginning back in 1971. Bringing with them several original ABBA band members, Arrival From Sweden – The Music of ABBA will put on a performance so genuine even the most avid ABBA fans won’t know the difference. Put on your dancing shoes and be ready to enjoy the symphony in an entirely new way!
Sat 3/3/18 8:00PM Miller Auditorium The Music of ABBA


Leonard Bernstein's 100th
Stilian Kirov, Music Director of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey’s Symphony in C, conducts our celebration of Leonard Bernstein. Anne Akiko Meyers performs his Serenade, inspired by Plato’s Symposium, and Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges is featured in his 1st Symphony “Jeremiah.”
Sat 3/24/18 8:00PM Miller Auditorium Leonard Bernstein's 100th


Classics Uncorked Spring Eve
Embrace your KSO as they perform chamber music up close and personal in Classics Uncorked, held at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Arrive early as KSO sommelier, Ron Merlino, joins us at 7pm for a wine prelude. Enjoy music, wine and dessert with friends and musicians. Cheers! Must be 21 or older to attend.
Fri 4/20/18 8:00PM Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Classics Uncorked Spring Eve


Classics On Tap Spring Eve
The perfect combination — music, friends and spirits. Join KSO musicians as they perform chamber favorites. Saturday’s Classics On Tap performance will feature KSO musicians up close and personal at Bell’s Eccentric Café while you enjoy dozens of delicious Bell's brews on tap! Must be 21 or older to attend.
Sat 4/21/18 8:00PM Bell's Brewery Classics On Tap Spring Eve


Beethoven & Prokofiev
Principal Guest Conductor of Montréal’s Orchestre Métropolitain, Julian Kuerti, leads the KSO in Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony. Rounding out the program is Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, featuring the internationally renowned, Eroica Trio.
Sat 5/19/18 8:00PM Miller Auditorium Beethoven & Prokofiev


The Jungle Book in Concert
Join your KSO as they perform live the music of Disney’s classic The Jungle Book. This animated, iconic film features the charming and delightful score by the one and only George Burns and includes beloved songs such as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You” composed by one of the most famous songwriting teams in history, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

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Sat 5/26/18 3:00PM Miller Auditorium The Jungle Book