Get Ready for the 2020 Festival!

November 3, 2019

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The artists have been announced for the 2020 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and the countdown to the first performance has begun!

The Festival will begin unofficially with a sensational concert by legendary soprano Renée Fleming and piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin on April 15 – one of just a few U.S. appearances by the legendary artists. One week later the Festival will open with a delightful dinner and a theater-in-the-round performance by tango jazz master Pablo Ziegler. After that, we’ll be off and running with nearly three weeks of thought-provoking, mesmerizing, entertaining, one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring, and sometimes downright hilarious performances.

“My goal for the 2020 Festival is to demonstrate some of the chameleon-like nature of the piano,” said Gilmore Director Pierre van der Westhuizen. “To that end we have a wide range of performers, including improvisational jazz artists, swing bands, classical solo pianists, orchestra performances, and much more. We’re also marking the 250th birthday of Beethoven by taking a close look at the great maestro’s work through performances, pre-concert talks, and lectures.”

This year’s Festival features more than 50 ticketed concerts and performances in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Marshall, South Haven, and Vicksburg. There are also dozens of free events – including family-friendly concerts and films – an immersive art installation, and Osher Lifelong Learning classes tied thematically to the Festival.

If keyboard music is your passion, if you want a new musical experience, or if you fall somewhere in the middle, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival has something for you. Come and explore the infinite world of the piano with us next spring – you’ll love every minute of it! Click HERE to learn more about Festival artists and events.

Festival tickets go on sale to the general public on January 15 – but they’re available to Gilmore Contributor Circle donors of $100 or more NOW!

Make a gift today and you can choose the seats you like for the artists you love, including the performances that are almost guaranteed to sell out. Click HERE to make a gift now.

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