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Our Events & Activities

What We Do

KSOL Members volunteer their time, talents and expertise to:

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

Gala Holiday Celebration - Friday, December 2, 2016 | 5:30 pm

Marvin Hamlisch Music & Memories

Join us and support our symphony!

Where & When:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 pm | Kalamazoo Country Club
1609 Whites Road, Kalamazoo, MI

Contact Us for more information or to receive an invitation.

Instrument Petting Zoo

Kushner and Company 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 - 2016-2017 Calendar

  • Thursday, September 15
    5:00 p.m.
    The Park Club
    KSO President/CEO Peter Gistelinck
    "Season Overview"

  • Thursday, October 27
    11:00 a.m.
    The Beacon Club
    Liza Ferschtman, Violinist,
    Stilian Kirov, Conductor

  • Thursday, November 17
    11:00 a.m.
    The Park Club
    Emmanuel Ceysson, Haprist
  • Thursday, January 26
    11:00 a.m.
    The Park Club
    KSO President & CEO Peter Gistelinck
    "Special Preview"

  • Thursday, February 16
    11:00 a.m.
    The Beacon Club
    KSO Resident Conductor Daniel Brier
    "Youth Concerts & Family Discovery Series"

  • Thursday, March 30
    11:00 a.m.
    The Park Club
    Camerson Carpenter, Organist
    Nir Kabaretti, Conductor

  • Thursday, April 20
    11:00 a.m.
    The Park Club
    "Special Program" TBA

  • Thursday, May 18  
    5:00 p.m.
    Kalamazoo Country Club
    KSO Music Director Raymond Harvey
    Buck Ross & Mark Walters, Soloists
    "Season & Don Giovanni Preview"

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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