The Gilmore Rising Stars Series presents outstanding young pianists from around the world to provide Kalamazoo audiences with a taste of tomorrow’s stars of the classical music world. Initially presented in 1999 as the Irving S. Gilmore Piano Series, it was renamed the Rising Stars Series the following year. Previous artists who have performed in this series include Lang Lang, Jonathan Biss, Kirill Gerstein and Yevgeny Sudbin before they made their international breakthroughs.

The 2015-16 season begins on Sunday, September 27 at 4 PM at the Wellspring Theater in downtown Kalamazoo. Season subscriptions are now available! Receive a $20 discount when you purchase a subscription to all five concerts.

Subscriptions are also available through The Gilmore office in Suite 101 of the Epic Center on the Kalamazoo Mall. Stop by or call The Gilmore at 269.342.1166 or 855.845.1768. Seating is general admission, and doors open at 3:30 PM. Tickets are $25 and $5 for students.

2015-2016 Rising Stars Series

Fei-Fei Dong (China)
September 27, 2015

David Kadouch (France)
November 1, 2015

Andrew Hsu (USA)
December 6, 2015

Igor Levit (Russia/Germany)
February 7, 2016

View or download a list of the previous Rising Stars artists (51K pdf)


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