2018 Festival Schedule
October 5 – November 25, 2018
October 5 – November 25, 2018
Opening night: October 5 at 5:00 PM
On display through November 25
This exhibit features the work of a master calligrapher who designed more than 600 books and bibles in a 40-year career.
Friday, October 5 6:00 PM
A collection of musicians will present traditional Middle Eastern music with the group they mentor, Orchestra Rouh.
Sunday, October 7 7:30 PM
The Chicago-based chamber ensemble will delve into music that was censored, banned, and deemed “degenerate” by oppressive regimes in the 20th century.
Saturday, October 13 2:00 PM
Whether playing Bach or Chance the Rapper, this innovative musician finds new ways for the cello to connect to a modern audience.
Saturday, October 13 8:00 PM
A trio of Syrian musicians on voice, oud, and percussion offer a varied repertoire, rooted in the rich musical heritage of the Arab Middle East.
Sunday, October 14 3:00 PM
Artists drawn from the Midwest will perform a program of Hindu music & dance at the Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building.
Sunday, October 21 3:00 PM
Self-described as “the Neo-Folk World-Rock Ensemble from Montreal and Kentucky”, the music of HuDost crosses all borders and barriers.
Thursday, October 25 7:30 PM
With their traditional costumes and instruments, a concert with Tlen-Huicani is like taking a musical journey through Mexico and South America.
Friday, November 2 5:15 PM
As part of the November Art Hop, three Native American stories about the night sky will be featured at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium.
Thursday, November 8 7:30 PM
This vocal ensemble commemorates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with works of composers affected by the war.
Friday, November 9 12:00 PM
A prizewinner of national and international competitions, acclaimed pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov will perform a solo recital.
Friday, November 9 7:30 PM
An exploration of the Night Sky that brings together music/textural imagery for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Saturday, November 10 10:30 AM
Singing in ancient languages of world religions, the Kirtan invites the audience into devotional chanting across interfaith paths to unity.
Sunday, November 11 7:00 PM
One of the most significant Arab musicians of his generation, Shaheen has earned international acclaim as a virtuoso on the oud and violin.
Saturday, November 17 10:30 AM
Peace songs from around the world will be presented by composer/performer Frances Kozlowski and friends.
Sunday, November 18 3:00 PM
Kalamazoo artists with brass and other instruments will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the church's Létourneau organ and its recent renovation.
Sunday, November 18 7:00 PM
Billy Jonas, David LaMotte, and Dawud Wharnsby – three “brothers” from the three Abrahamic faiths – team up to create music strengthened by diversity.
Sunday, November 25 4:00 PM
A community tradition since 1995, the annual Messiah Sing will be held in the historic First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Kalamazoo.
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