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Gershwin's Magic Key
This is the story of a poor newspaper boy’s encounter with the great American composer, George Gershwin. The KSO will perform his greatest works as he shares historical anecdotes about his life and musical passion. A friendship develops as the two explore the vast melting pot of American music and discover the key to unlocking the boy’s own musical potential.
Sun 10/8/17 3:00PM Chenery Auditorium Gershwin's Magic Key


Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Join us as we present Star Wars - Episode IV - A New Hope in Concert. This concert will feature the full length iconic film on the big screen while your KSO performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams. Two performances only: Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th both at Miller Auditorium at 8pm!
Thu 10/12/17 8:00PM Miller Auditorium Star Wars IV: A New Hope


Star Wars IV: A New Hope
Join us as we present Star Wars - Episode IV - A New Hope in Concert. This concert will feature the full length iconic film on the big screen while your KSO performs the thrilling score by the one and only John Williams. Two performances only: Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th both at Miller Auditorium at 8pm!
Fri 10/13/17 8:00PM Miller Auditorium Star Wars IV: A New Hope


Bruckner & Williams
Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director, Donato Cabrera, leads the KSO in Bruckner’s 1st Symphony. John William’s groundbreaking Oboe Concerto is performed by KSO Principal Oboe, Gabriel Renteria. Program to include William McGregor, the 2017 Stulberg International String Competition Gold-Medalist on double bass.
Sat 10/28/17 8:00PM Miller Auditorium Bruckner & Williams


All-4-One
Grammy Award Winning pop and R&B group, All-4-One, will perform with your KSO in a concert that is anything but traditional. Join us as we kick off our Pops! Series with one of the most sensational and timeless groups of the 1990’s. Their success has spanned across two decades with more than 20 million records sold worldwide. You can’t miss this, it will be the talk of the town, “I swear!”
Sat 11/4/17 8:00PM Miller Auditorium All-4-One


Brahms & Rachmaninoff
2007 International Queen Elisabeth Contest Winner, Anna Vinnitskaya, performs Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, under the baton of San Francisco Symphony Summer Series Director, Edwin Outwater. Brahms’ 2nd Symphony opens the program.
Sat 11/11/17 8:00PM Miller Auditorium Brahms & Rachmaninoff


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