Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Announces Summer Schedule
KALAMAZOO, MI — After performing outdoors for the first time in over a decade in the summer of 2021, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is set to do it again when its summer concert series returns in June.
The orchestra will perform throughout the region, making trips to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners and Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo along the way, the KSO announced Thursday.
The next Tyler Family Symphony in the summer seriespresented by Zhang Financial, will feature performances with the full orchestra as well as chamber ensembles.
“After the incredible success of last summer, we are delighted to be able to offer our Symphony in Summer series again,” said Jessica Mallow Gulley, Managing Director of KSO. “Bringing the sounds of the KSO to our area year round is something we are proud to do for our community. We are grateful to the Tyler family for establishing this tradition for years to come.
Also on the program this summer is the Musical Family Storybook Series, designed to engage children of all ages while bringing popular children’s books to life through music.
Full orchestra events include:
• July 2: Patriotic Pops, 7:30 p.m. at Bronson Park, Kalamazoo. The concert, featuring marches by John Phillip Sousa and TchaikovskyOpening of 1812, is presented by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. The KSO will be joined by the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps. Admission is free and tickets are not required.
• July 16: “New World” by Gershwin & Dvořák, 7 p.m. at Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 W Hickory Rd. in Hickory Corners. Tickets cost between $15 and $55 and can be bought here. Concert tickets include access to the Gilmore Car Museum, which will remain open until 7 p.m.
Other featured events include:
• June 23: A KSO chamber ensemble performance at Overlander Bandshell, 7999 S. Westnedge Ave. in Portage. Free entry.
• June 25: KSO Musical Storybooks – Octopus’ Garden, 10 a.m. at Huss School, 1008 8th St. in Three Rivers. Free entry.
• July 9: KSO Musical Storybooks – Peter and the Wolf, 10 a.m. at Huss School, 1008 8th St. in Three Rivers. Free entry.
• July 23: KSO Musical Storybooks – Hum and Swish, 10 a.m. at Huss School, 1008 8th St. in Three Rivers. Free entry.
• July 28: The KSO Chamber Ensemble featuring KSO Artists in Residence will perform at 3:00 pm at the Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane in Portage. The event is free and open to the public.
• July 31: KSO at the Zoo! KSO musicians will take viewers on a musical adventure featuring favorite zoo animals at 1 p.m. at Binder Park Zoo, 7400 Division Dr. in Battle Creek. Admission to the zoo is required to attend.
For concert updates, tickets and additional information on the Jyler Family Symphony in the summer series, visit KalamazooSymphony.com.
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