The Gilmore Blog
News of the Week: 11/26
Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday weekend begins today for some travelers, one of the top 10 worst travel days according to USA Today. As you finish up your last workday of the week, prep your Thanksgiving side dishes or maybe even dust off an early box of Christmas decorations, catch up with The Gilmore and check […]
Gilmore Blog: Cellists use involuntary functions for classical performances
You’ve heard the expressions. “Play your heart out.” “Become one with the instrument.” “Breathe life into the music.” Contemporary musicians looking to incorporate identity in their pieces are taking the expressions to a literal extreme. But is it a step forward for classical music, or is it a gimmick for waning audiences? Case in point: […]
WFMT 2014 Festival Broadcasts
From the end of 2014 until early 2015, WMUK 102.1 FM will broadcast a weekly program by WFMT in Chicago featuring highlights from the 2014 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. You can listen to this broadcast live with WMUK (102.1 FM in Southwest Michigan) every Tuesday night at 8 PM from November 4 until the final episode […]
The Great Gilmore Getaway October 17-19
Join us this fall for a sojourn to Indianapolis, Carmel and Bloomington for three days of music, opera, architecture and cuisine. On Friday evening, October 17, we will hear 2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein perform the beloved Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with the Indianapolis Symphony, Andrey Boreyko conducting. “Gerstein had ideas to be considered and […]
2014 Gilmore Festival Volunteer Fair
Be a part of the 2014 Gilmore Festival by becoming a Gilmore volunteer! Learn about the exciting opportunities available for volunteers at the 2014 Gilmore Festival Volunteer Fair: Friday, January 24 4 – 7 PM The Gilmore Office Epic Center 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 101 Whether you want to volunteer once or multiple times, […]
Andrew Hsu and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner Named 2014 Gilmore Young Artists
Two young American pianists, Andrew Hsu and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner, have been named recipients of the 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Award.
Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder to Replace Leif Ove Andsnes in CSO concerts in June
Join The Gilmore on a trip to Chicago to see 1998 Gilmore Artist Leif Ove Andsnes with the Chicago Symphony… and more!
Andsnes’ The Beethoven Journey Review by Gramophone magazine
Leif Ove Andsnes’ The Beethoven Journey was named recording of the month for November by Gramophone magazine. Read the complete review.
Hear first Gilmore performance of Goyescas on November 3
One of the most significant pieces of music in Spanish history, Enrique Granados’ Goyescas, will be performed by world-renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson on November 3.
2012-2013 Rising Stars Series Features Six Exceptional Young Pianists from Around the World
Six remarkable young pianists will appear in concert during the upcoming 2012-13 Rising Stars Series at the Epic Center’s Wellspring Theater in downtown Kalamazoo.
PLAY.OUT.LOUD. Pianos Ready to Play!
The pianos are ready for you to play! Watch for them to “pop up” around town beginning April 18th!
Boston Globe: “Gerstein jazzes up Gershwin in Berklee show”
2010 Gilmore Artist Kirill Gerstein performed at the Berklee College of Music on Friday, March 30.
PLAY.OUT.LOUD. In Color
The pianos are almost ready to go outside. See them this Friday, April 6, 5-9 PM at the Park Trades Center during Art Hop.
PLAY.OUT.LOUD. First Steps
Pictures of the first step in PLAY. OUT. LOUD. – 13 colorful upright pianos outside throughout Kalamazoo and Portage during the Festival.
Alice Kemerling Named Assistant Director
Director Daniel Gustin announced today the promotion of Alice Kemerling to the new position of Assistant Director of The Gilmore
2012 Gilmore Festival Preview Event in Pictures
A preview of the upcoming 2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival was held on October 14 at Western Michigan University’s Dalton Center Recital Hall.
Yuja Wang: “More into the poetic stuff”
The handlers for Yuja Wang rightfully endeavor to show she’s a serious artist; the antics of the spirited, 24-year-old virtuoso, however, keep getting in the way.
Wang and Gerstein Lead New Generation of Pianists
The New York Times heralds the new generation of pianists who have “stunning” virtuosity and phenomenal technique.