Events

The Gilmore In Grand Rapids: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

DeVoss Performance Hall, Grand Rapids 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano In this special collaboration with the Grand Rapids Symphony, we welcome Jean-Yves Thibaudet back […]

Harmony Zhu, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

Gull Lake Center for the Fine Arts 7753 N 34th St, Richland, MI, United States

Born in 2005, Harmony Zhu began piano study at The Juilliard School at age eight, with teachers including Emanuel Ax […]

Kasey Shao, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

Cornwell Health 1234 Napier Rd, St. Joseph, MI, United States

Kasey Shao started playing piano at age six, and made her concerto debut at age 12 with the Philadelphia Orchestra […]

Opening Night Celebration with Hiromi feat. PUBLIQuartet

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Hiromi: The Piano Quintet feat. PUBLIQuartet HIROMI, piano PUBLIQuartet: Hamilton Berry, Cello - Jannina Norpoth, Violin - Nick Revel, Viola […]

Opening Night Party

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Get ready to celebrate as we kick off the 2024 Festival with a party at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts […]

Labèque Duo

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Katia Labèque, piano Marielle Labèque, piano French sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque make their highly anticipated Gilmore debut in works […]

Event Series Sondheim on Sondheim

Sondheim on Sondheim

Farmers Alley Theatre, Kalamazoo 221 Farmers Alley, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

PERFORMANCES: Thursday-Sunday, April 24-May 12 / Evenings at 7:30, Sundays at 2 pm Kathy Mulay, director Chris Gray, music director […]

Harmony Zhu, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

First United Methodist Church, South Haven 429 Michigan Ave, South Haven, MI, United States

Born in 2005, Harmony Zhu began piano study at The Juilliard School at age eight, with teachers including Emanuel Ax […]

Gabriel Kahane

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center, Kalamazoo 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane presents Magnificent Bird, an album of songs written in self-imposed isolation, a full year off the internet. […]

The 5 Browns Family Concert

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Desirae Brown - Deondra Brown - Gregory Brown - Melody Brown - Stephen Beus What an entertaining afternoon for the […]

Jackson Symphony Orchestra with Kasey Shao 2024 GYA

George E. Potter Center, Jackson College 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI, United States

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Kasey Shao, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Kasey Shao started playing piano at age six, and made […]

Maria João Pires

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Revered for her interpretations of Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven, Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires will visit as part of a […]

Kasey Shao, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

Saugatuck Center for the Arts 400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI, United States

Kasey Shao started playing piano at age six, and made her concerto debut at age 12 with the Philadelphia Orchestra […]

Conrad Tao and Caleb Teicher: COUNTERPOINT

Williams Theatre, WMU Irving S Gilmore Theatre Complex, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Conrad Tao, piano Caleb Teicher, tap dance In COUNTERPOINT, 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Conrad Tao and acclaimed dancer Caleb Teicher […]

Harmony Zhu, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

First Congregational Church, Battle Creek 145 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Born in 2005, Harmony Zhu began piano study at The Juilliard School at age eight, with teachers including Emanuel Ax […]

An Evening with Eliane Elias

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

GrammyⓇ Award-winning Eliane Elias is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, pianist, singer, composer, and arranger from Brazil who blends South […]

Aubrey Bergauer: Changing the Narrative

Kalamazoo Public Library- Central Library 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Run it Like a Business: Strategies to Unleash the Full Power and Profit of the Arts The arts are a […]

Ingrid Fliter, 2006 Gilmore Artist

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

2006 Gilmore Artist and winner of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Fliter will present Chopin’s 3rd Piano Sonata, Op. […]

Sphinx Virtuosi with Awadagin Pratt

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Pianist Awadagin Pratt and the Sphinx Virtuosi (launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan) will perform Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Piano Quintet in G […]

Igor Levit: NO FEAR

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Stryker Theatre 230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

A fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Covid lockdown, when 2022 Gilmore Artist Igor Levit  gave a series of online concerts from […]

Paul Lewis: Schubert Sonata Series I

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center, Kalamazoo 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

In a special Festival event, British pianist Paul Lewis will present a survey of Franz Schubert’s monumental contribution to the […]

Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet | Jazz at Bell’s

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Nduduzo Makhathini, piano Logan Richardson, saxophone - Zwelakhe Duma Bell, bass - Francisco Mela, drums South African jazz pianist and […]

Nduduzo Makhathini Quartet | Jazz at Bell’s

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Nduduzo Makhathini, piano Logan Richardson, saxophone - Zwelakhe Duma Bell, bass - Francisco Mela, drums South African jazz pianist and […]

Kasey Shao and Harmony Zhu, 2024 GYA

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The newest members of the Gilmore Young Artists family come together in one of the loveliest venues in town. Ms. […]

Gabriela Montero: Westward

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique compositions have garnered critical acclaim and a devoted following. Celebrated for her exceptional ability […]

Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Stryker Theatre 230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

A look at early 20th century Russian composers, including Lourié, Roslavets, Mosolov, Prokofiev, and Theremin, which reveals early Soviet Union's […]

Paul Lewis: Schubert Sonata Series II

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center, Kalamazoo 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

In a special Festival event, British pianist Paul Lewis will present a survey of Franz Schubert’s monumental contribution to the […]

Loki Karuna: Activism in Classical Music

Black Arts & Cultural Center, Epic Center, Kalamazoo 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall Ste. 102, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Agitato: Framing Social Change Through Arts Activism Loki Karuna began his career as a bassoonist, then transitioned into arts media […]

Gerald Clayton Trio

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Four-time GrammyⓇ-nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton's innovative approach to jazz has charmed audiences and critics across the globe. Son […]

Beaton, MacGillivray, and MacNeil: A Cape Breton Trio

Richland Community Center 9400 E CD Ave., Richland, MI, United States

Andrea Beaton, piano, fiddle Troy MacGillivray, piano, fiddle Tracey Dares MacNeil, piano, fiddle Andrea Beaton, Troy MacGillivray, and Tracey MacNeil […]

Gerald Clayton Trio

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Four-time GrammyⓇ-nominated pianist and composer Gerald Clayton's innovative approach to jazz has charmed audiences and critics across the globe. Son […]

Through the Eyes of Yuja: A Road Movie

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Stryker Theatre 230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The nomadic, exciting lifestyle of a concert pianist – full of majestic venues, glitzy cities and couture clothing – also […]

Beaton, MacGillivray, and MacNeil: A Cape Breton Trio

Kalamazoo State Theatre 404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Andrea Beaton, piano, fiddle Troy MacGillivray, piano, fiddle Tracey Dares MacNeil, piano, fiddle Andrea Beaton, Troy MacGillivray, and Tracey MacNeil […]

Olga Kern

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Gold medalist at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (the first woman to win in 30 years), Russian-born pianist […]

Kasey Shao, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist

Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall 214 E Mansion St, Marshall, MI, United States

Kasey Shao started playing piano at age six, and made her concerto debut at age 12 with the Philadelphia Orchestra […]

Paul Lewis: Schubert Sonata Series III

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

In a special Festival event, British pianist Paul Lewis will present a survey of Franz Schubert’s monumental contribution to the […]

Kenny Barron Trio

Shaw Theatre, WMU 1351 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI

Composer, pianist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron returns to the festival with his trio. A peerless performer known […]

Beaton, MacGillivray, and MacNeil: A Cape Breton Trio

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Andrea Beaton, piano, fiddle Troy MacGillivray, piano, fiddle Tracey Dares MacNeil, piano, fiddle Andrea Beaton, Troy MacGillivray, and Tracey MacNeil […]

Kenny Barron Trio

Shaw Theatre, WMU 1351 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI

Composer, pianist, educator, and NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron returns to the festival with his trio. A peerless performer known […]

Beaton, MacGillivray, and MacNeil: A Cape Breton Trio

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Andrea Beaton, piano, fiddle Troy MacGillivray, piano, fiddle Tracey Dares MacNeil, piano, fiddle No stage? No seats? No problem! Parents […]

Gabriela Montero and the Calidore String Quartet

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Gabriela Montero, piano Calidore String Quartet: Jeffrey Myers, violin - Ryan Meehan, violin - Jeremy Berry, viola - Estelle Choi, […]

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio specializes in the art of ‘feel good music.’ The charismatic Lamarr’s energetic, soulful Hammond organ […]

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio specializes in the art of ‘feel good music.’ The charismatic Lamarr’s energetic, soulful Hammond organ […]

Helen Sung Trio

Kool Family Community Center, Battle Creek 200 W Michigan Ave # 101, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung was among the first graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at […]

Isaiah J. Thompson Trio

Civic Theatre Auditorium, Kalamazoo 369 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer Isaiah J. Thompson won the 2023 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellowship of […]

Mark Nepo: Drinking from the River of Light

Kalamazoo Public Library- Central Library 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Drinking from The River of Light Kalamazoo Public Library Central Branch, VanDeusen Room | 2 pm Kalamazoo-based poet, philosopher, author, […]

Paul Lewis: Schubert Sonata Series IV

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU 1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

In a special Festival event, British pianist Paul Lewis will present a survey of Franz Schubert’s monumental contribution to the […]

Isaiah J. Thompson Trio

Kool Family Community Center, Battle Creek 200 W Michigan Ave # 101, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer Isaiah J. Thompson won the 2023 American Pianists Awards and the Cole Porter Fellowship of […]

Shai Maestro Quartet

Civic Theatre Auditorium, Kalamazoo 369 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Pianist and composer Shai Maestro, known for his genre-defying performances, seamlessly melds elements of jazz, world music, and contemporary sounds. […]

Warsaw Is My Name

Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Stryker Theatre 230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

2002 Gilmore Artist Piotr Anderszewski’s own look at his birthplace, a city that had been nearly annihilated during World War […]

Simone Dinnerstein: Undersong

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Simone Dinnerstein presents Undersong, a program of works by Couperin, Satie, Glass, and featuring the Schumann masterpiece Kreisleriana. Ms. Dinnerstein’s […]

Helen Sung Trio

Civic Theatre Auditorium, Kalamazoo 369 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Jazz pianist and composer Helen Sung was among the first graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at […]

Shai Maestro Quartet

Kool Family Community Center, Battle Creek 200 W Michigan Ave # 101, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Shai Maestro, piano - Philip Dizack, trumpet - Jorge Roeder, double bass - Ofri Nehemya, drums Pianist and composer Shai Maestro, […]

Yuja Wang

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Critical superlatives and audience ovations follow Yuja Wang wherever she performs. The Beijing-born pianist was a 2006 Gilmore Young Artist, […]

Benito Gonzalez Trio

Civic Theatre Auditorium, Kalamazoo 369 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Venezuelan jazz pianist, composer, and Steinway Artist Benito Gonzalez combines a lineage of American jazz tradition with rhythms from around […]

Paul Cornish Trio

Kool Family Community Center, Battle Creek 200 W Michigan Ave # 101, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Winner of the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition, Composer-pianist Paul Cornish's style is a blend of contemporary and jazz with […]

Piotr Anderszewski, 2002 Gilmore Artist

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

2002 Gilmore Artist Piotr Anderszewski is recognized internationally for the intensity and originality of his interpretations of classical works. He […]

Benito Gonzalez Trio

Kool Family Community Center, Battle Creek 200 W Michigan Ave # 101, Battle Creek, MI, United States

Venezuelan jazz pianist, composer, and Steinway Artist Benito Gonzalez combines a lineage of American jazz tradition with rhythms from around […]

Paul Cornish Trio

Civic Theatre Auditorium, Kalamazoo 369 W South St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Winner of the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition, Composer-pianist Paul Cornish's style is a blend of contemporary and jazz with […]

Kirill Gerstein, 2010 Gilmore Artist

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College 1200 Academy St, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Kirill Gerstein brings his signature style to a varied program that includes the U.S. premiere of Matthew Aucoin's The tracks […]

Lansing Symphony Orchestra with Harmony Zhu 2024 GYA

Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI, United States

Lansing Symphony Orchestra Timothy Muffit, conductor Harmony Zhu, 2024 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Born in 2005, Harmony Zhu began piano […]

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Miller Auditorium, WMU 2200 Auditorium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Pink Martini and China Forbes return with their vibrant, varied repertoire of jazz, classical, latin, music, and pop marked by […]

Anderszewski with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo 714 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Anderszewski Plays/Conducts Beethoven with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra 2002 Gilmore Artist Piotr Anderszewski, piano and conductor Andrew […]

Patti LuPone: A Life In Notes

Miller Auditorium, WMU 2200 Auditorium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI, United States

Step into the extraordinary life of beloved Broadway legend Patti LuPone in this musical memoir. The Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier […]

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