2018 Festival Events

Gilmore Family Concerts

Starting Saturday, April 14
Experience a concert of world-class piano music accompanied by engaging visuals. Multiple Festival performances.

Opening Night Dinner

Wednesday, April 25
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts / Parish Theatre, Kalamazoo

Christian Sands Trio

Thursday, April 26
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo

Ingrid Fliter & Friends

Friday, April 27
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

Wei Luo

2018 Gilmore Young Artist
Multiple Festival appearances

Julien Labro Quartet

Friday, April 27
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Liberace!

Multiple performances throughout the Festival

Nelson Freire

Saturday, April 28
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra with Rafał Blechacz

Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids

Conrad Tao

Sunday, April 29
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Jazz Club: Bill Charlap Trio

Sunday, April 29
Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Leif Ove Andsnes

Monday, April 30
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor & Myra Huang, piano

Tuesday, May 1
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo

Ingrid Fliter & Katherine Chi

Tuesday, May 1
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Kirill Gerstein

Wednesday, May 2
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

Benjamin Grosvenor

Wednesday, May 2
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

Thursday, May 3
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Michael Brown

Friday, May 4
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

Elliot Wuu

2018 Gilmore Young Artist
Multiple Festival appearances

Kirill Gerstein

Friday, May 4
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Battle Creek Symphony with Wei Luo

Saturday, May 5
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Saturday, May 5
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Jazz Club: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Sunday, May 6
Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Emmet Cohen Trio

Monday, May 7
Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Tuesday, May 8
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek

Jeremy Siskind & Justin Kauflin

Monday, May 7
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek
Wednesday, May 9
Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Benjamin Beilman & Orion Weiss

Monday, May 7
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

James Francies Trio

Tuesday, May 8
Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Wednesday, May 9
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek

Kim Heindel

Tuesday, May 8
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

Paul Lewis

Tuesday, May 8
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

Igor Levit, 2018 Gilmore Artist

Wednesday, May 9
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo

Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra with Leon Fleisher

Wednesday, May 9
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Stephanie Trick & Paolo Alderighi

Thursday, May 10
W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek
Friday, May 11
Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Nellie McKay

Thursday, May 10
Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo
Friday, May 11
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek

David Virelles Nosotros featuring Roman Diaz

Thursday, May 10
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo

Lori Sims

Friday, May 11
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo

Snarky Puppy

Friday, May 11
State Theatre, Kalamazoo

Lansing Symphony Orchestra with Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner

Friday, May 11
Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing

Festival Finale – Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra with Igor Levit, 2018 Gilmore Artist

Saturday, May 12
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

Additional Festival Activities

Master Classes

Observe renowned artists working one-on-one with young musicians to reveal the fine details of great music making.

Festival Film Series

The films presented in this series are carefully selected by Festival staff to enrich the patron experience. Admission to all shows is free.

Festival Adult Enrichment Courses

Our Festival adult enrichment courses are presented in collaboration with Western Michigan University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

Paintings by Ingrid Fliter

The Gilmore has partnered with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo to present a special exhibit of paintings by 2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter.

Festival Extras

Keyboard crosswalks, community engagement, outreach concerts, even a Gilmore Festival Beer – all are part of our 2018 Festival.

Steinway SPIRIO Events

Come to the Epic Center on May 10 and experience “live” piano – all performed on a Steinway SPIRIO!

Steinway Piano Sale

Pianos used at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival for performances, rehearsals, master classes, and more will be available for purchase.

More from The Gilmore

Nikita Mndoyants (Russia)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Wellspring Theater

Zhang Zuo (China)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Wellspring Theater

Education

Baby Grands

Babies and toddlers are invited to this piano playtime.

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