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Why join the Contributors Circle?

WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Our patrons often tell us how grateful they are that our ticket prices are affordable. We are able to keep them low only because of the annual support of sponsors, foundations, and individuals like you. In fact, ticket revenue covers just 15% of the cost of presenting Gilmore performances.

Alpin Hong performing for The Gilmore


When you join others in the Contributors Circle, your gift brings extraordinary music to thousands of people in our community each year. And through radio broadcasts and free performance live streaming, your gift impacts many more people in Kalamazoo and around the world. In addition to the Festival, your gift also supports the Piano Masters Series, Rising Stars Series, Gilmore Artist and Young Artist Awards, New Music Commissions, Piano Labs, Master Classes, Piano Camp, Community Outreach Concerts, Community Engagement Program, and Gilmore Family Concerts.

You can learn more about donor benefits and Gilmore programs in the “Support” section of our website, Gifts can be made online or mailed to The Gilmore at 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, 49007-4843. Please contact Alisa Carrel with questions at 269.342.1166 or We are grateful for your support!

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