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.
Join our email list and follow us on social media for more Festival information, schedule updates, and a few surprises!
P.O. Box 50566, Kalamazoo, MI 49005
269-382-2910 : firstname.lastname@example.org