The Gilmore

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 reconsidered, things to try out. His interpretation (of the Rach 3) was remarkably alive, and seemed a constant reinvention of the music that was continually challenging your preconceptions about what was coming next, even though you were certain you knew what was coming next.” — James Chute, San Diego Union-Times, 5/16/2014

October 17 Program

Hillborg King Tide (ISO premiere)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Kirill will join us for brunch on Saturday, October 18, which will be followed by a free afternoon in downtown Indianapolis. Our hotel, Conrad Indianapolis, is conveniently located near Monument Circle and all that the downtown has to offer.

Later Saturday afternoon we will travel to the Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel for a tour and private dinner. Michael Feinstein serves as Artistic Director of the Center, which opened in 2011.

Saturday evening we will hear pianist Jonathan Biss on the Palladium stage with the acclaimed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in a program they will perform at Carnegie Hall a few days later.

Biss, whom The New Yorker describes as playing with “unerring sophistication,” made his New York Philharmonic debut in 2001, and was named as a 2002 Gilmore Young Artist along with Kirill Gerstein.

October 18 Program

Rossini Overture to Cambiale di Matrimonio
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
Ellen Taafe Zwilich Prologue and Variations
Poulenc Sinfonietta

Sunday morning, October 19, we will travel to Bloomington for a tour of the remarkable Musical Arts Center at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, followed by lunch and a 2pm performance of Puccini’s La Bohѐme, the immortal tale of tragic young love set among the rooftops of bohemian Paris.

After a good cry, we’ll board the coach, stopping on the outskirts of Indianapolis for a nice libation and dinner on the way home. We expect to arrive back in Kalamazoo between midnight and 1:00am.

Trip Details

Cost: $850 per person. Includes transportation, concert tickets and all meals except breakfast on Sunday. Hotel is $209 per night plus tax and will be paid individually at check-out.

Registration can be made by phone (details below) or by sending in our Registration Form (PDF).

Please make plans to join us and RSVP by Sunday, August 31!

For more information contact Alice Kemerling, Assistant Director at 269.342.1166 or toll-free 855.845.1768. Email Alice

The Gilmore disclaims all liability for property loss or damage and/or any and all damages resulting from death or personal injuries, including loss of service, which may be sustained on account of, or arising out of, by reason of, or while engaged on any tour, whether due to the ownership, maintenance, use, operation or control of any aircraft, automobile, bicycle, boat, vehicle, inn, common carrier or otherwise, or whether caused by failure or delay or by any transportation company due to any cause whatsoever occurring during a tour under their management, sponsoring, procurement or otherwise.