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Our Events & Activities

What We Do

KSOL Members volunteer their time, talents and expertise to:

  • Produce major fund-raising projects
  • KSO Instrument Petting Zoo
  • Provide music scholarships to youths
  • Assist KSO's administrative staff

Motors & Music - Gilmore Car Museum


Cars, Cars! If you love cars and music, you are in for a special treat this fall.

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra League  is presenting its “fun raising” project titled “ Motors and Music”  to be held at The Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI. 

The event will take place from 5 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 4.  The Gilmore Car Museum is North America’s largest auto museum, with nearly 400 vehicles on display.  

Guests will have the opportunity to tour the buildings where these beautiful and historic automobiles are      displayed.  An example is the 1929 Rolls Royce above.   Join us for a delicious buffet catered by Seasonal Grill, and dance to the music of the “After Hours Trio.”  We also invite those who would like to display their own “special” vehicle to do so.  We have a reserved area just for you!

The price for the event is $100.  Mark your calendars now.  All of the proceeds from these events go to support the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and its educational programs.   

Contact Mary Licavoli at 269-377-5047 for additional information.  Reservations can be made by sending a check payable to KSO League, “Motors and Music”; 359 S Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100; Kalamazoo, MI. 49007;   or online at www.eventbrite.com or ksoleague.com.   

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Instrument Petting Zoo

Instrument Petting Zoo

If you love interacting with elementary-age students, you might be just the person to become one of our Instrument Petting Zoo docents. We provide students in our local and surrounding-area schools with a hands-on opportunity to handle and play actual instruments of the orchestra. Our volunteers do not necessarily have a music background, but they do love kids. You may volunteer for as many or as few zoos as you wish. Just remember, words cannot describe the wonderful feeling you will have after participating in a zoo, so come and experience a zoo firsthand.

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Today, the KSO League purpose, while maintaining the social benefits, is geared more towards fund-raising, friend-raising and educational outreach activities with the stated purpose:

• To serve as an auxiliary organization of the KSO,
• To raise funds for to support the KSO and its educational programs,
• To promote the appreciation and understanding of symphonic music in the community.

To date, the League has contributed over $2 million to the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

Monthly Meeting

Membership Meetings & Programs

KSO League members have an opportunity to meet monthly to enjoy music educational programs, strengthen friendships, and connect with the symphony community.

General Membership Meetings - 2018-2019

  • Thursday, September 13
    5:00 p.m.
    Kalamazoo Country Club
    Di Wu, Piano & Julian Kuerti - New Music Director

  • Thursday, October 25
    11:00 a.m.
    The Beacon Club
    Pablo Sainz Villegas, Guitar
    & Mark Gutherie

  • Thursday, November 15
    11:00 a.m.
    The Park Club
    Nina Kotova, Cello
    Jun-Ching Lin, Concertmaster

  • Thursday, January 24
    11:00 am
    Kalamazoo Country Club
    Stulberg Competition
    Winner - Charlotte Marckx
  • Tuesday, February 12
    11:00 a.m.
    Bravo Restaurant
    KSO League Program

  • Thursday, March 7
    11:00 a.m.
    Moors Golf Club
    Georgiy Borisov, Clarinet

  • Tuesday, April 11
    5:00 pm
    Ladies Library
    Women Rock
    Conductor Robert Thompson

  • Thursday, May 16
    5:00 p.m.
    Kalamazoo Country Club
    Annual Meeting
    Julian Kuerit, Music Director
    2019-2020 KSO Schedule

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KSO Office Assistance

KSO Office Assistance

KSO League members volunteer their time to assist KSO staff with mailings, promoting concerts, and a variety of other special projects.

Book Club

KSO League Book Club offers members the opportunity to read and discuss literature related to music and the arts.

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Overtures is a reception to introduce the KSO League's mission and activities to interested potential members.

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