Monday - August 05, 2019

Gilmore Family Concerts

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People are still talking about pianist Alpin Hong’s Gilmore Family Concerts in 2008 that ignited the imaginations of children and adults alike. We are thrilled to bring him back to West Michigan for the Gilmore Family Concert series in 2018.

Rooted in extensive classical piano training and a background in extreme sports, martial arts, and video games, Alpin Hong presents a retro-fitted mash-up disguised as a piano recital. Kids, prepare to be amazed!

SERIES SPONSOR
Elizabeth Upjohn Mason

21
April
Saturday

Chasing Chopin

Little Theatre, Kalamazoo – 7:30 PM – One night only! Alpin Hong’s original theater piece Chasing Chopin is a “daring mashup of autobiographical storytelling and dazzling piano performance,” that will leave you moved and inspired.
14
April
Saturday
Willard Library, Battle Creek – 10:30 AM – “Baby Grands” – No stage, no seats, no problem. Children ages 0–6 are invited to this piano playtime. Kids can move freely around the space while parents, family, and friends sip coffee and enjoy an unconventional piano recital for kids, without compromising the music.

SPONSORS
Battle Creek Community Foundation
The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation
15
April
Sunday
Friendship Village, Kalamazoo – 2:00 PM – Limited seating. Call Corinne O’Heran to reserve your spot – 269.381.2538.
16
April
Monday
Plainwell Performing Arts Center – 7:30 PM – All ages show.
17
April
Tuesday
Vicksburg Performing Arts Center – 7:00 PM – All ages show.
18
April
Wednesday
Allegan Performing Arts Center – 7:00 PM – All ages show.
21
April
Saturday
Zion Lutheran Church, Kalamazoo – 10:30 AM – “Baby Grands” – Children ages 6 and under.

SPONSOR
Zion Lutheran Church
22
April
Sunday
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo – 4:00 PM – “Flights of Fancy” – Program to include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Featuring the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony – Andrew Koehler, conductor; Alpin Hong, piano. Tickets available at kjso.ludus.com.

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In-School Only Concerts

Groups may inquire about attending any of these in-school events. Contact Adam Schumaker, Director of Education at aschumaker@thegilmore.org or 269.342.1166.

16
April
Monday
Portage Northern High School – 9:40 AM – High school music students
19
April
Thursday
Vicksburg Performing Arts Center – 9:25 AM and 10:35 AM – Local elementary schools

Woods Lake Elementary – 2:00 PM – Woods Lake and Spring Valley Elementary Piano Lab students
20
April
Friday
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek – 10:00 AM – Battle Creek elementary schools

SPONSOR
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
28
April
Saturday
Kalamazoo Public Library – Central – 10:30 AM – “Baby Grands” – Children ages 6 and under. Artist: The J.L.S. Experience

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