Gilmore Keyboard Festival
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!
Elizabeth Upjohn Mason
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.
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.
Battle Creek Community Foundation
The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation
Friendship Village, Kalamazoo – 2:00 PM – Limited seating. Call Corinne O’Heran to reserve your spot – 269.381.2538.
Plainwell Performing Arts Center – 7:30 PM – All ages show.
Vicksburg Performing Arts Center – 7:00 PM – All ages show.
Allegan Performing Arts Center – 7:00 PM – All ages show.
Zion Lutheran Church, Kalamazoo – 10:30 AM – “Baby Grands” – Children ages 6 and under.
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.
Groups may inquire about attending any of these in-school events. Contact Adam Schumaker, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269.342.1166.
Portage Northern High School – 9:40 AM – High school music students
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
W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek – 10:00 AM – Battle Creek elementary schools
Kalamazoo Public Library – Central – 10:30 AM – “Baby Grands” – Children ages 6 and under. Artist: The J.L.S. Experience
Student enjoy a week-long camp devoted to piano study and music making.
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