Chenery Auditorium

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Dr. Tom Evans, the director of the Kalamazoo Concert Band, will conduct a Halloween-themed concert in Chenery Auditorium on Saturday, Oct 26 at 7:30 pm. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Evans highlights a number of spooky selections, including Shadow Waltzes by Brian Balmages, J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Phantom of the Opera selections, and a dance of death by Gioacomo Puccini, La Tregenda.

NASA

The Kalamazoo Concert Band's final concert of the season will mark an historic anniversary: the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in July, 1969. Along with selections including music from John Williams' Star Wars, Offenbach's Voyage to The Moon, and Todd Stalter's Ignition,  projected images from NASA's missions will accompany the music. Michael Keeler, a senior at Portage Central High School, will appear as the winner of the KCB's Youth Soloist Competition. Tom Evans discusses the concert with Cara Lieurance in this interview.


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Conductor Daniel Brier promises a fast-paced, surprising, and still poignant concert on Saturday when the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra performs 'Sounds of the Season' in Chenery Auditorium at 8 pm. Joining the orchestra are the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus' Touring Choir, KSO Youth Competition winner Jessalye Zhu, and three solo singers who bring Broadway experience: J. Mark McVey, Marissa McGowan, Valerie Lemon.

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