Upcoming Events

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On-Going Music Projects

Music in Place
Now available for streaming

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

“Resonance” Music Project
Exhibit now open on select days!
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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

2021 Past Events

Teiku

Teiku – ESS Livestream
Broadcast April 3, 2021

The ensemble of Josh Harlow, Jonathan Taylor, Peter Formanek and Will McEvoy performs their experimental jazz improvisation on ancestral Jewish melodies.

Frank Silva & Terry Lower

Frank Silva & Terry Lower – Livestream
April 8 at 7:00 PM ET

“Frank and Terry Play On!” – Jazz standards with Frank Silva playing a multitude of woodwind instruments, accompanied by pianist Terry Lower.

Britton & Geiman

Britton & Geiman – Livestream
April 15 at 7:00 PM ET

Thom Britton (piano/organ) and Keith Geiman (trumpet) brings different styles of music together, from medieval to modern.

Lost Voices

Lost Voices – Livestream & Lecture
Lecture: April 15 at 8:00 pm ET
Livestream: April 19 at 8:30 pm

Produced by Chamber Music on the Fox (Elgin, Illinois) – Featuring works of Erwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, and Andre Previn, this program is dedicated to the music and memory of artists who perished in the Holocaust.

Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb

Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb – Livestream
April 22 at 7:00 PM ET

Dede Alder (percussion, vocals) and Josh Holcomb (violin, viola) will be performing a special livestream concert as part of Earth Day.

Gabriel Renteria-Elyea & Yukie Ota

Gabriel Renteria-Elyea & Yukie Ota
April 29 at 7:00 PM ET

Two principal musicians with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe) and Yukie Ota (flute) will perform together in this special livestream performance.

Georgiy Borisov, Igor Cetkovic & Nicholas Jeffery

Georgiy Borisov, Igor Cetkovic & Nicholas Jeffery
May 6 at 7:00 PM ET

Georgiy Borisov (clarinet), Igor Cetkovic (cello), and Nicholas Jeffery (viola/violin) will perform together in this special livestream performance.

Durant Street Winds

Durant Street Winds
May 13 at 7:00 PM ET

The woodwinds quintet named after the street that was home to many of their rehearsals will perform together in this livestream performance.

Kip Hickman & Yu-Lien The

Kip Hickman & Yu-Lien The
May 20 at 7:00 PM ET

Kip Hickman (trombone) and Yu-Lien The (piano) will perform together as part of our livestream performance series.

Artist Q&A with Ashley Daneman

Artist Q&A with Ashley Daneman
May 26 at 7:00 PM ET

As part of the kickoff for our Music in Place project, we’ll be doing a Q&A with one of our participating musicians, Ashley Daneman.

Arturo Ziraldo and The Angel's Portion
May 27 at 7:00 PM ET

Arturo Ziraldo, Cara Lieurance and Carolyn Koebel present an evening of folk-influenced music – songs you love in a way you’ve never quite heard them before!

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Migratory Music at the Kalamazoo Nature Center
May 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Kalamazoo Nature Center

Experience the Kalamazoo Nature Center with live music from some of our local Festival favorites!

Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb

Music at the Dark Sky Park
June 11 at 8:00 PM ET
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Vandalia, MI

Come for the music of Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb; stay to see the stars in an official Dark Sky Park!

Joel Mabus

Joel Mabus
September 3 at 7:30 PM ET
First Baptist Church

A free-ranging fretboard genius whose warm voice, sly humor, and musicianship sweep audiences along for the ride.

Music at the Dark Sky Park

Music at the Dark Sky Park
September 10 at 8:00 PM ET
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Vandalia, MI

Native-American drumming, singing and dancing with the Bradley Settlement Singers and Southern Straight Singers

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Migratory Music at the Kalamazoo Nature Center
Sunday, September 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Kalamazoo Nature Center

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

Sound Immersion Meditation

Sound Immersion Meditation
Saturday, September 25 – 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium

Meditation “under the stars” of the KVM Planetarium with sound therapists Judy Huxmann and Julie Chase

Frank SIlva & Terry Lower

Frank Silva & Terry Lower – Livestream
October 4 at 7:00 PM ET

Jazz standards with Frank Silva playing a multitude of woodwind instruments, accompanied by pianist Terry Lower.

Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb

Dede Alder & Josh Holcomb – Livestream
October 11 at 7:00 PM ET

The always-wonderful duo performing a set of folk tunes and originals.

Arturo Ziraldo, Carolyn Koebel and Noah Krzan

Arturo Ziraldo with Carolyn Koebel & Noah Krzan – Livestream
October 18 at 7:00 PM ET

Arturo Ziraldo (violin), Carolyn Koebel (percussion) and Noah Krzan (bass) present an evening of folk-influenced music.

Leyla McCalla

Leyla McCalla
October 21 at 7:30 PM ET
KNAC/First Baptist Church

A bilingual multi-instrumentalist, cellist and singer deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk.

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
October 24 at 4:00 PM ET
Congregation of Moses

Chicago’s famous ensemble plays lively Jewish folk music, combining Old World melodies with contemporary rhythms and energy.

Amir ElSaffar with Hamid Al-Saadi

Amir ElSaffar with Hamid Al-Saadi
November 8 at 7:30 PM ET
KNAC/First Baptist Church

Renowned musician Amir ElSaffar joins vocalist Hamid Al-Saadi to present the Iraqi maqam, the classical vocal tradition of Iraq.

Arcomusical

Arcomusical
November 20 at 2:00 PM ET
Kalamazoo Public Library (Downtown)

Experience the unique, beautiful sound of this Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bow ensemble at the downtown Kalamazoo Public Library.

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