Michigan’s Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2016-17 season, which will open on September 16 with Music Director Raymond Harvey leading Hindemith’s Mathis der Maler Symphony, Michael Schelle’s Spirits (1993), and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist. The season will include a semistaged version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3 (“Organ”) with soloist Cameron Carpenter, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 6. Soprano Angel Blue will perform at a December holiday concert, and the season will include “Play it again Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration” with vocalists Sylvia McNair, Marissa McGowan, and Bryce Pinkham, and guest Terre Blair-Hamlisch (Hamlisch’s widow). The KSO’s “Classics Uncorked” chamber series will feature two performances at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, preceded by wine tastings; and there will be two “Classics on Tap” chamber performances at Bell’s Eccentric Café.
Posted February 29, 2016