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, the following year it was renamed the Rising Stars Series. 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 2014-15 season begins on Sunday October 12 at 4 pm at the Wellspring Theater in downtown Kalamazoo. Purchase a season subscription and receive six concerts for the price of five. Subscriptions are available through The Gilmore office. Stop by or call The Gilmore at 269.342.1166 or 855.845.1768. Tickets to individual concerts may be purchased online. Seating is general admission. Doors open at 3:30. Tickets are $25 and $5 for students.

2014-2015 Rising Stars Series

Beatrice Rana (Italy)
February 1, 2015

Joseph Moog (Germany)
April 19, 2015

View or download a list of the previous Rising Stars artists (70K pdf)


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