Upcoming Events

Selkie

Selkie at the Dark Sky Park

Friday, August 9 at 8:30 PM
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Vandalia, MI

Celtic ensemble Selkie performs under the stars of the Dark Sky Park.

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Invoke

Sunday, October 13 at 5:00 PM
Light Fine Arts Building
Kalamazoo College

Multi-instrumental quartet blending classical, folk, bluegrass, Americana

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Dave Meder Jazz Ensemble

Monday, October 21 at 7:30 PM
Dalton Center Recital Hall
Western Michigan University

Jazz trio led by the critically acclaimed pianist, composer, and educator

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Kitka

Friday, October 25 at 7:00 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs of Eastern Europe and Eurasia

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Grupo Bella

Sunday, November 3 at 4:00 PM
Dormouse Theatre

Los Angeles-based ensemble performs in celebration of Día de los Muertos

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Messiah Sing

Messiah Sing

Sunday, December 1 at 4:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ

Sing-along of Handel’s Messiah with professional orchestra and soloists

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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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2023 Past Events

Cellist Elizabeth Start

Elizabeth Start (cello)

Monday, February 27 at 3:00 PM
The Fountains at Bronson Place

The cellist performs solo pieces from Bach to her own compositions

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Jon Mueller / Slow Bell Trio

Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 PM
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

We kick off our 2023 season with ambient musician Jon Mueller and avant-garde jazz ensemble Slow Bell Trio.

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Nick Naegele (violin)

Tuesday, April 4 at 3:00 PM
The Fountains at Bronson Place

Violinist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performs at The Fountains at Bronson Place.

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Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 PM
Congregation of Moses

Klezmer music "with a little horseradish on the side."

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Selkie

Selkie at the Dark Sky Park

Friday, August 18 at 8:00 PM
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, Vandalia, MI

Celtic ensemble Selkie performed under the stars of the Dark Sky Park.

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Migratory Music at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Migratory Music

Saturday, Sept. 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Kalamazoo Nature Center

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

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David Briggs

David Briggs, organ

Monday, October 2 at 7:00 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Organ program with the US premiere of Sonata for Violoncello and Organ

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

The silent-era classic movie with a live improvised score by organist David Briggs

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Friends of the Gamelan

Friends of the Gamelan

Saturday, October 7 at 2:30 PM
Kalamazoo Public Library
(Downtown)

Traditional music of central Java in Indonesia performed predominantly with percussive instruments

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Kommuna Lux

Kommuna Lux

Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM
Bell's Eccentric Café

Self-described as “Odessa Gansta Folk presenting thrilling Klezmer Music”

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Trail Walk with Slow Bell Trio

Sunday, October 15 at 12:00 PM
Kleinstuck Preserve

Nature-inspired improvisation at the Kleinstuck Preserve with the ambient jazz ensemble

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Rahim AlHaj Trio

Rahim AlHaj Trio

Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 PM
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College

The Iraqi oud master joined by two amazing artists on santour and percussion

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Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 PM
Wellspring Theater

Latin Grammy-winning ensemble celebrating the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire

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Edmar Castañeda Quartet

Edmar Castañeda Quartet

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
Dalton Center Recital Hall
Western Michigan University

An eclectic mix of jazz artists led by the Latin Grammy-nominated harpist

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Tres Souls

Tres Souls

Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 PM
Dormouse Theatre

The timeless tradition and vintage sound of Latin Bolero, bridging the past and present

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The String Queens

The String Queens

Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM
Comstock Auditorium

A dynamic string trio with music spanning from baroque to the Hot 100

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Messiah Sing

Messiah Sing

Sunday, November 26 at 4:00 PM
First Congregational United Church of Christ

Sing-along of Handel’s Messiah with professional orchestra and soloists

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Rootead Youth Drum & Dance Ensemble Showcase

Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 PM
Comstock Auditorium

Partnering with Chicago's Ayodele Drum & Dance, funded in part by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council

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