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.
Beth Bradfish's Sound Sculptures
Now open on select dates!
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Composer and sound artist Beth Bradfish presents an installation of Sound Sculptures at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
2021 Past Events
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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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!