Past Events – Fall 2021

October 2021

Academy Street Winds Concert – “Trick or Tweet”

Dr. Thomas G. Evans, Conductor

Friday, October 29th – 8pm

Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building

Halloween isn’t just for candy anymore! Join us if you dare for a Howl-o-ween scare when the Academy Street Winds gives a fangtastic concert on Friday, October 29th @ 8pm in Dalton Theatre. Costumes are encouraged! You’re guaranteed to have a gh’oul time. In fact you’ll be so scared you’ll boo in your pants! Bugs and Hisses to you!

Trick or Tweet poster

Music for Two Trumpets and PianoGuest Artists

David Bernard, Keith Geiman – trumpets & Tina Gorter, piano

Saturday, October 30th, 2021 – 7pm

Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building

David Bernard (new Trumpet instructor for K-College), Keith Geiman, and Tina Gorter formed their double trumpet and piano trio in 2019, and have been entertaining audiences with their diverse repertoire of music from living composers. After more than a year off, the trio has come together again and to perform virtuosic trumpet and piano music.

Music for Two Trumpets poster

November 2021

College Singers Fall Concert – “OUTspoken Voices”

Dr. Chris Ludwa, Conductor

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 – 4:30pm

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College

Promoting Advocacy and Allyship for LGBTQIA+ Rights through Songs

Featuring songs by Lady Gaga, George Michael, Elton John, Queen and many more…

Outspoken Voices poster

Kalamazoo College Jazz Band – “November Shadows”

Dr. Thomas G. Evans, Director

November 12th, 2021 – 8pm

Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building

Join the ever-entertaining Kalamazoo College Jazz Band on November 12th @ 8pm in Dalton Theater when they present their season opener, November Shadows. The evening will cover several jazz styles including: Swing, Bop, Blues, Hard Bop, Cool, Latin, and Fusion. Don’t miss it. —

 And don’t forget your dancing shoes!

November Shadows poster

Kalamazoo Philharmonia Transcendance

Dr. Andrew Koehler, Conductor

Saturday, November 13th, 2021 – 7:30pm

Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building

Tickets are available at the door—$5-Adults / $2-Students / Free for K-College students.

Masks are required for all audience members

Selections to be performed:

  • Adolphus Hailstork Fanfare on Amazing Grace
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Heiliger Dankgesang
  • Ethel Smyth Overture to The Wreckers
  • Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia Espansiva”

More info visit Kalamazoo Philharmonia’s website.

KPHIL Transcendence poster

International Percussion Concert – “Collage”

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 – 7pm

Dalton Theater, Light Fine Arts Building

Featuring: Caribbean Steele Drumming, Japanese Taiko and West African Drumming

Instructors – Carolyn Koebel, Jean Raabe, Nathaniel Waller

International Percussion Collage Concert poster

December 2021

Annual Holidays with the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Chorus

Dr. Chris Ludwa, Conductor

Sunday, December 5th, 2021 – 2pm & 4pm

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College

The ultimate seasonal celebration of your favorite holiday music, pieces from around the world, and two world premieres, all in beautiful Stetson Chapel and live-streamed on our YouTube Channel. Local favorites, special community guest artists will join us in celebrating this now over 50-year holiday tradition that will be sure to bring light to the beginning of your holiday season. This concert will run 70 minutes in length without intermission, at 75% capacity, and be performed twice to create a covid-safe concert experience indoors. Our 4 pm concert will be live-streamed.

To purchase tickets and get more information visit Kalamazoo Bach Fest’s website.

Dr. Chris Ludwa, Conductor