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On-Going Music Projects

Music in Place

Modeled after our Resonance Music Project, we asked area musicians to write pieces about meaningful locations for them in the Kalamazoo area.

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“Resonance” Music Project

In partnership with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Unveiling American Genius exhibit, local musicians created short recorded works in response to selected artwork.

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2022 Past Events

Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet

Monday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College

This three-time Grammy-nominated string quartet is known for creating seamless connections across centuries.

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Il Dolce Suono

Il Dolce Suono – Ki Kolech Arev

Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 PM
KNAC/First Baptist Church

A special concert of Jewish and secular music from late medieval Italy performed by countertenor Doron Schleifer and early keyboard/recorder specialist Corina Marti.

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Rene Meave with Kris Paul

Rene Meave with Kris Paul

Sat, April 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Food Innovation Center

In partnership with the 2022 Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium, we will present musicians Rene Meave and Kris Paul.

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Frank Silva w/Bob Ricci

Frank Silva & Bob Ricci

Monday, July 11 at 3:00 PM
The Fountains at Bronson Place

Multi-instrumentalist Frank Silva joins keyboardist Bob Ricci for an afternoon concert at The Fountains at Bronson Place.

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Music at the Dark Sky

Music at the Dark Sky Park

Friday, August 12 at 8:30 PM
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Vandalia, MI

Festival favs Samuel Nalangira, Carolyn Koebel & Joel Pixley-Fink play under the stars of the Dark Sky Park.

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Migratory Music at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Migratory Music

Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Kalamazoo Nature Center

Experience the Kalamazoo Nature Center with live music from local artists.

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Tuvergen Band

Tuvergen Band

Sunday, September 18 at 4:00 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Ancient Mongolian fusion with modern sensibilities and world music rhythms

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Yamma Ensemble

Yamma Ensemble

Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM
Congregation of Moses

Traditional Hebrew and Jewish music + originals played with ancient instruments

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Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ

Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ

Sunday, September 25 at 4:00 PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Dàn bau master/composer presents music on traditional Vietnamese instruments

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Puuluup

Puuluup

Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM
Dormouse Theatre

Modern folk with a pinch of the surreal featuring traditional Estonian bowed lyres

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In a Landscape Trailwalk

“In a Landscape” Trail Walk

Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 PM
Kleinstuck Preserve
(Meet at the Maple Street YMCA tennis courts)

A trail walk converges on a nature-inspired improvisation by Mike Weis (percussion) and Elizabeth Start (cello)

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Thornetta Davis

Thornetta Davis

Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM
Bell's Eccentric Café

Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues”, Thornetta’s strong voice and smooth delivery have been wowing audiences for over 30 years.

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Sweetbriar Sisters

Sweetbriar Sisters

Friday, October 7 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Kalamazoo Public Library (Downtown)

All-female ukulele trio celebrating KPL’s 150th anniversary at the October Art Hop

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Taking Turns with Steve Flick and Autumn

Taking Turns Organ Program

Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 PM
KNAC/First Baptist Church

Organists Steve Flick and Autumn present the full range of the Létourneau organ

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Wayfaring

Wayfaring

Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
Bell's Eccentric Café

Bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst and multi- instrumentalist James Falzone drawing from jazz, folk, blues and more

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Kalamazoo College Obon Festival

Kalamazoo College Campus Obon

Saturday, October 29, 2022
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Kalamazoo College Quad

Experience Taiko drumming in the quad of Kalamazoo College with an ensemble of area and visiting percussionists.

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Kalamazoo College Obon Festival

Taiko Drumming Master Classes

Sunday, October 30, 2022
1:30 PM and 3:30 PM
Light Fine Arts Building
Kalamazoo College

Students of all ages can learn the Japanese art of Taiko drumming from visiting artist Ken Koshio.

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Tapestry

Tapestry: “Web of Lace”

Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 PM
Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church

Vocal, chamber and solo works from women composers throughout history

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American Patchwork Quartet

American Patchwork Quartet

Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 PM
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College

An ensemble of acclaimed musicians reimagine classic American folk songs

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Alla Boara

Alla Boara

Sunday, November 20 at 4:00 PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Modern arrangements of Italy’s diverse history of regional folk music

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Messiah Sing

Messiah Sing

Sunday, November 27 at 4:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ

Sing-along of Handel’s Messiah with professional musicians

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