Sounds of the Season: Songs of Love, Joy, & Peace

KALAMAZOO, MI, December 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The popular Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra holiday concert tradition continues with “Sounds of the Season: Songs of Love, Joy, & Peace,” on Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. in Chenery Auditorium. The orchestra will perform traditional holiday music and be joined by Broadway stars J. Mark McVey, Marissa McGowan, and Valerie Lemon for a selection of Broadway tunes. Resident Conductor Daniel Brier will conduct the orchestra and welcome the Touring Choir of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus for a selection of pieces. Tickets for this concert are available through the Miller ticket office or at

The holiday concert also features the KSO 2018 Youth Soloist Competition winner, pianist Jessaly Zhu. A sophomore at Portage Central High School and Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, and student of Susan Wiersma Uchimura, Zhu will perform Saint-Saens’ “Piano Concerto No. 2,” 3rd movement, Presto, with the KSO.

Concert Schedule and Ticket Details
The evening’s Student Showcase features Crescendo Community Voices from Kalamazoo’s Crescendo Academy of Music, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chenery balcony lobby, with the Sounds of the Season concert beginning at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $24 and may be purchased online through the KSO’s box office, or by calling the Miller Auditorium ticket office at 269.387.2300. Student $5 Rush Tickets, with a valid student ID, are available at the Chenery Auditorium Ticket Office the night of the concert. Visit the KSO at for performance details, ticketing and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without notice.

The KSO receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The KSO also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support.

About the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1921, the KSO ( is Southwest Michigan’s premiere musical organization and the state’s third largest orchestra. Serving Michigan’s fourth largest metropolitan area, the KSO provides more than 30 concert performances each year, reaching more than 80,000 adults and youth annually with exceptional symphonic music and world-class guest artists. With an equally vibrant educational mission, the KSO offers school-based programs that music teachers rely on to support their curriculum and after-school programs that have been recognized by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, and a major Ford Foundation grant to establish its innovative Artists in Residence program.

Julie White, (269) 349.7759, [email protected]

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