Concerts & Events

Watch this page for a full list of events scheduled for the 2020 Gilmore Keyboard Festival, including concerts, theater and dance performances, lectures, films, and master classes. Coming Fall 2019!

Rising Stars Series | Wei Luo, 2018 Gilmore Young Artist

01/19/2020 4PM Wellspring Theater

We conclude the season with a performance from 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Wei Luo, an artist who is able to […]

Exceptional Experiences | Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin

04/15/2020 8PM Chenery Auditorium

An Iconic Collaboration Legendary soprano Renée Fleming and piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin collaborate for a sensational, once-in-a-lifetime recital performance. The […]

Orchestra Concerts | Grand Rapids Symphony

04/19/2020 6PM DeVos Performance Hall

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Ingrid Fliter, 2006 Gilmore Artist, piano Ingrid Fliter returns to Michigan to collaborate with Mr. Lehninger and […]

Film | Twelve Pianos

04/22/2020 12PM Stryker Theatre

Half Moon Bay, California. Mauro Ffortissimo, an artist and musician, drags an old grand piano onto the bluffs near his […]

Exceptional Experiences | Opening Night Dinner and Pablo Ziegler in Concert

04/22/2020 6PM Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Up Close and Personal with the Master of Tango Opening Dinner and Concert A delightful kickoff to the Festival, beginning […]

Solo Piano Recital | Misha Galant, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

04/23/2020 2PM Stetson Chapel

Mr. Galant has won prizes at multiple important competitions, including both the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior Competition and Eastman Young […]

Jazz at Bell’s | Svetlana and The Delancey Five

04/23/2020 6PM Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Svetlana and The Delancey Five take you straight to the best party ever, seamlessly moving from sophisticated tender tones to […]

Jazz at Bell’s | Svetlana and The Delancey Five

04/23/2020 9PM Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Svetlana and The Delancey Five take you straight to the best party ever, seamlessly moving from sophisticated tender tones to […]

Films | Alexandre Tharaud: Les Temps Dérobé

04/24/2020 12PM Stryker Theatre

The film’s title translates to “Behind the Veil,” and it provides a fresh, unnarrated glimpse into the day-to-day life of […]

Jazz Club | Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio

04/24/2020 6PM Williams Theatre

Pablo Ziegler, piano Hector del Curto, bandoneon Claudio Ragazzi, guitar Take the nearly mathematical precision of a tango, marry it […]

Solo Piano Recital | Misha Galant, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

04/24/2020 7PM First United Methodist Church

Mr. Galant has won prizes at multiple important competitions, including both the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior Competition and Eastman Young […]

Jazz Club | Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio

04/24/2020 9PM Williams Theatre

Pablo Ziegler, piano Hector del Curto, bandoneon Claudio Ragazzi, guitar Take the nearly mathematical precision of a tango, marry it […]

Films | The Magic Piano

04/25/2020 3PM Stryker Theatre

A delightful, family-friendly animated film that follows the adventures of Anna and Chip-Chip who use a magical, flying piano on […]

Orchestra Concerts | Jackson Symphony Orchestra

04/25/2020 7PM George E. Potter Center

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Matthew Aubin, conductor Elliot Wuu, 2018 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Vive la France 2018 Gilmore Young Artist […]

A Celebration of Beethoven | Yefim Bronfman

04/25/2020 8PM Chenery Auditorium

Beethoven the Titan Mr. Bronfman, a virtuoso pianist known for his commanding technique, strength, and intensity, applies his extraordinary artistic […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Kristian Bezuidenhout

04/26/2020 2PM Stetson Chapel

Mozart’s Piano In a rare opportunity to hear classical works performed on period instruments, Mr. Bezuidenhout performs works by Mozart […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Maxim Lando, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

04/26/2020 2PM Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Mr. Lando’s concerts and collaborations have brought him to the international stage quickly and decisively. At the age of 14 […]

Family Concert | Alpin vs. The Machine

04/26/2020 4PM Chenery Auditorium

This new program is a fusion of technology, music, comedy, audience interaction, and that indescribable “something” that makes an Alpin […]

Solo Piano Recital | Misha Galant, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

04/26/2020 4PM First Congregational Church

Mr. Galant has won prizes at multiple important competitions, including both the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior Competition and Eastman Young […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Alexander Ullman

04/27/2020 2PM Wellspring Theater

Beethoven’s Joie de Vivre Mr. Ullman performs Beethoven’s virtuosic “Waldstein” Sonata, a work that is full of life, humor, and […]

Chamber Music Collaborations | Trio Solisti

04/27/2020 7PM Dalton Center Recital Hall

Fabio Bidini, piano Maria Bachmann, violin Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello Beethoven’s Ghost The “most exciting piano trio in America” as […]

Chamber Music Collaborations | Lori Sims and Jinjoo Cho

04/28/2020 2PM Wellspring Theater

Lori Sims, piano Jinjoo Cho, violin In this program dedicated to the themes of love, jealousy, and rage, Lori Sims […]

Blissfully Baroque | Angela Hewitt

04/28/2020 7PM Dalton Center Recital Hall

A Bach Odyssey In 2016, the great Angela Hewitt set out to perform all of the keyboard works of J.S. […]

Films | Living the Classical Life

04/29/2020 12PM Stryker Theatre

Host Zsolt Bognar is an award-winning pianist, writer, and Ted Talk presenter uniquely suited to interviewing classical musicians, as well […]

Jazz Club | Aaron Diehl Trio

04/29/2020 6PM Williams Theatre

Aaron Diehl, piano Aaron Diehl is one of those artists who can do it all: solo performances, ensemble collaborations, and […]

Family Concert | Alpin vs. The Machine

04/29/2020 7PM Binda Performing Arts Center

This new program is a fusion of technology, music, comedy, audience interaction, and that indescribable “something” that makes an Alpin […]

Jazz Club | Aaron Diehl Trio

04/29/2020 9PM Williams Theatre

Aaron Diehl, piano Aaron Diehl is one of those artists who can do it all: solo performances, ensemble collaborations, and […]

Uniquely Gilmore | ZOFO and Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers

04/30/2020 2PM Wellspring Theater

Eva-Maria Zimmerman, piano Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers Piano duet arrangements of Gustav Holst’s The Planets and other […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Sergei Babayan

04/30/2020 7PM Dalton Center Recital Hall

The Exquisite Art of Chopin As composed by Frédéric Chopin, the mazurka – a short, simple country dance – becomes […]

Film | Alicia’s Hands

05/01/2020 4PM Stryker Theatre

An engrossing documentary and tribute to legendary Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. The film includes interviews with internationally renowned artists […]

Family Concert | Alpin vs. The Machine

05/01/2020 7PM

This new program is a fusion of technology, music, comedy, audience interaction, and that indescribable “something” that makes an Alpin […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Maxim Lando, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

05/01/2020 7PM Franke Center for the Arts

Mr. Lando’s concerts and collaborations have brought him to the international stage quickly and decisively. At the age of 14 […]

Blissfully Baroque | Alexandre Tharaud

05/01/2020 8PM Dalton Center Recital Hall

Music From the Grand Court of Versailles French pianist Alexandre Tharaud performs the lush and lively music that captivated kings […]

Uniquely Gilmore | Rob Schwimmer

05/02/2020 2PM Wellspring Theater

Heart of Hearing Mr. Schwimmer uses the piano, theremin, and an amazing contemporary instrument called the Haken Continuum to take […]

Orchestra Concerts | Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra

05/02/2020 7PM W. K. Kellogg Auditorium

Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra Anne Harrigan, conductor Misha Galant, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist, piano 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Misha Galant […]

A Celebration of Beethoven | Jonathan Biss

05/03/2020 2PM Dalton Center Recital Hall

Beethoven the Thinker In this solo piano recital, and an accompanying lecture on May 2, Beethoven expert Jonathan Biss leads […]

Jazz at Noon | Sullivan Fortner Trio

05/04/2020 12PM Civic Auditorium

Sullivan Fortner, piano Captivating jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner, who has performed across the world in renowned concert venues, clubs, and […]

Jazz at Noon | TRI-FI | May 4

05/04/2020 12PM W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Matthew Fries, piano Keith Hall, drums Phil Palombi, bass These three award-winning musicians have been composing, recording, and performing together […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Maxim Lando, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist

05/04/2020 2PM Stetson Chapel

Mr. Lando’s concerts and collaborations have brought him to the international stage quickly and decisively. At the age of 14 […]

Jazz at Bell’s | Emmet Cohen Trio

05/04/2020 6PM Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Emmet Cohen, piano Leading his trio with a command that belies his relative youth, Emmet Cohen is one of the […]

Jazz at Bell’s | Emmet Cohen Trio

05/04/2020 9PM Bell’s Eccentric Cafe

Emmet Cohen, piano Leading his trio with a command that belies his relative youth, Emmet Cohen is one of the […]

Jazz at Noon | Sullivan Fortner Trio | May 5

05/05/2020 12PM W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Sullivan Fortner, piano Captivating jazz pianist Sullivan Fortner, who has performed across the world in renowned concert venues, clubs, and […]

Jazz at Noon | Dan Tepfer Trio

05/05/2020 12PM Civic Auditorium

Dan Tepfer, piano TBA, bass TBA, drums Having found his way to jazz via a classical route, pianist and composer […]

Blissfully Baroque | Apollo’s Fire

05/05/2020 7PM Stetson Chapel

A program of baroque orchestra music inspired by the raucous coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig. Listen for […]

Jazz at Noon | Dan Tepfer Trio

05/06/2020 12PM W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Dan Tepfer, piano TBA, bass TBA, drums Having found his way to jazz via a classical route, pianist and composer […]

Jazz at Noon | TRI-FI

05/06/2020 12PM Civic Auditorium

Matthew Fries, piano Keith Hall, drums Phil Palombi, bass These three award-winning musicians have been composing, recording, and performing together […]

Solo Piano Recitals | Beatrice Rana

05/06/2020 2PM Stetson Chapel

Igor Stravinsky’s magical puppet Petrushka comes to life and death under the poetic artistry of Beatrice Rana at the conclusion […]

Orchestra Concert | Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra

05/06/2020 7PM Dalton Center Recital Hall

A Celebration of Piano and Strings Musicians from the Grand Rapids Symphony and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Julian Kuerti and […]

Jazz at Noon | 3Divas

05/07/2020 12PM Civic Auditorium

Sherrie Maricle, drums Amy Shook, bass Jackie Warren, piano This super swinging powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards […]

Jazz at Noon | Fox Wolf Duo

05/07/2020 12PM W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Donal Fox, piano, composer, arranger Warren Wolf, vibraphone and marimba Two outstanding virtuosos deftly draw from jazz and classical traditions […]

Jazz | Fred Hersch Trio

05/07/2020 7PM Stetson Chapel

Fred Hersch, piano John Hébert, bass Eric McPherson, drums A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a […]

Jazz at Noon | Fox Wolf Duo

05/08/2020 12PM Civic Auditorium

Donal Fox, piano Warren Wolf, vibraphone and marimba Two outstanding virtuosos deftly draw from jazz and classical traditions to present […]

Jazz at Noon | 3Divas

05/08/2020 12PM W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Sherrie Maricle, drums Amy Shook, bass Jackie Warren, piano This super swinging powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards […]

A Celebration of Beethoven | Igor Levit, 2018 Gilmore Artist

05/08/2020 2PM Stetson Chapel

Beethoven the Humanist Mr. Levit performs an all-Beethoven program, including the “Hammerklavier” Sonata, one of the most astonishing works ever […]

Orchestra Concerts | Lansing Symphony Orchestra

05/08/2020 7PM Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Timothy Muffitt, conductor Maxim Lando, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist, piano 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Maxim Lando performs Camille Saint-Saëns’s second […]

Exceptional Experiences | Pink Martini

05/08/2020 8PM Chenery Auditorium

Few ensembles are as wildly entertaining as this hugely talented ensemble that crosses genres of classical, jazz, and pop to […]

Uniquely Gilmore | Maria João Pires & Friends

05/09/2020 2PM Stetson Chapel

Portugese pianist Maria João Pires concludes a nine- day workshop held in conjunction with the Festival by presenting a special […]

Uniquely Gilmore | Igudesman & Joo

05/09/2020 8PM Kalamazoo State Theatre

Aleksey Igudesman, violin Hyung-ki Joo, piano Play It Again Two classically trained musicians – one pianist, one violinist – bring […]

Orchestra Concerts | Festival Finale | Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

05/10/2020 4PM Chenery Auditorium

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Julian Kuerti, conductor Igor Levit, 2018 Gilmore Artist, piano The Festival arrives at a splendid conclusion with […]

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