Enjoy a return to fall concerts in person this weekend by swinging and skipping on Friday and soaking up a theme of transcendence on Saturday.
The always entertaining Kalamazoo College Jazz Band, led by music teacher Thomas Evans, performs at 8 p.m. on Fridays at the Dalton Theater. His freefall concert, titled “November Shadows”, will cover styles of jazz such as swing, bop, blues, hard bop, cool, Latin and fusion. The Jazz Band presents a concert each quarter and performs for the annual Burgers and Blues in the Quad festival in the spring. For Friday’s concert, don’t hesitate to bring your dancing and boogie shoes to the aisles.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Conductor and Music Department Chairman Andrew Koehler will conduct the Kalamazoo Philharmonia in their fall concert at the Dalton Theater. The performance will include “Fanfare on Amazing Grace” by Adolphus Hailstork, “Heiliger Dankgesang” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Overture to The Wreckers” by Ethel Smyth and Symphony No. 3, “Sinfonia Espansiva” by Carl Nielsen. Tickets for this concert are available at the door. Adults cost $ 5, students $ 2, and K students are admitted free with a university ID card.
The Philharmonia brings together students, teachers, amateur musicians and professional musicians of various ages to perform symphonic music. Having grown since its inception in 1990, the ensemble has been recognized as an important artistic organization in the great Kalamazoo.
Participants are required to wear masks during both performances. For more information on any of the College’s fall concerts and musical ensembles, visit music.kzoo.edu.