Welcome to Spring 2022

Kalamazoo Philharmonia presents…

Madama Butterfly

Presented in collaboration with the 
West Michigan Opera Project

Saturday, May 14th, 2022, 7pm
Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, 3pm
Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College

Puccini’s enduring masterwork tells the tale of a Japanese girl, seduced and misled by a visiting American serviceman, who is forced to bear the tragic consequences of his thoughtlessness. The libretto take a deeply sympathetic view of its title character’s plight, and Puccini’s music responds with his characteristically rich palette of soaring, emotive melody. Throughout the narrative, the dehumanizing effects of colonial thinking are sharply interrogated, a theme that remains ever relevant today.

West Michigan Opera Project

The West Michigan Opera Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing unprecedented workshop and performance opportunities to singers of all ages and is dedicated to educational outreach, as well as community enrichment.

The West Michigan Opera Project’s website

COVID-19 Safety Protocols for all Music Department Events:

– Audience members are REQUIRED to wear masks over the nose and mouth AT ALL TIMES. Proof of vaccination required for admittance, be prepared to show vaccination status at the concert doors.

– Auditorium spaces are limited to 70% CAPACITY.

– We use GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING. Please distance to the extent possible. Fill the upper part of the auditorium first, using the seats closest to the stage only if necessary.

– ALL PERFORMERS ARE VACCINATED. Some performers at this concert may be without a mask; if so, they have tested negative for COVID within 72 hours.

Event Pages

Spring 2022
Calendar of Events

  • Julia Ghazal – Vocal SIP – “The History of Music Theater through Song”
    • Sat., April 16th, – 6:00pm – Recital Hall
  • The Gilmore Piano Festival (April 8 & 24 – May 15)
  • College Singers Tour – 4/29-5/1 – Traverse City – Upper Michigan.
  • Devon Peters – Piano SIP
    • Sun., May 1st, – 3:00pm – Dalton Theatre
  • Academy Street Winds – “Arabian Nights”
    • Fri., May 6th, – 8pm – Dalton Theatre
    • FREE
  • Kalamazoo Philharmonia & West Michigan Opera Project – “Madame Butterfly”
    • Sat., May 14th, – 7pm – Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
    • Free Admission
  • Jazz Band – “Vine Street Rumble”
    • Sat., May 21st, – 7pm – Quad (rain location: Dalton Theatre
    • Opening act for Monte Carlo
    • FREE
  • Kalamazoo Philharmonia & West Michigan Opera Project – “Madame Butterfly”
    • Sun., May 22nd, – 3pm – Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College
    • Students: $2, Adults: $5, K Students: Free.
  • College Singers Spring Concert – “More Light, More Love”
    • Mon., May 23rd, – 7:30pm – Dalton Theatre
    • FREE
  • International Percussion Concert
    • Wed., June 1st, – 7pm – Portico
    • (Dalton Theatre – rain location)
    • Donations Accepted
  • Burgers and Blues
    • Fri., June 3rd, – 5-7pm – Quad
  • Kalamazoo Bach Festival & Arcato
    • Haydn La Creación (The Creation)
  • Senior Music Recital
    • Sat., June 11th, – 4:30pm – Stetson Chapel