Concerts Offer Sweet Treats for Your Ears

Image says Academy Street Winds, Thomas G. Evans Conductor, 8 p.m. October 29 at Dalton Theatre Fall Concerts
The Academy Street Winds will perform in one of two concerts
sponsored by the Kalamazoo College Department of Music this weekend.

Don’t just eat candy and trick or treat this weekend—enjoy something sweet for your ears when the Academy Street Winds performs a free fall concert at 8 p.m. Friday in Dalton Theatre. 

Audiences are encouraged, but not required, to wear costumes for “Trick or Tweet, a Howl-o-Ween Concert.” The Academy Street Winds is a wind ensemble providing a performance outlet for woodwind, brass and percussion students. Community musicians joined the ensemble in winter 2016 to expand the group’s sound and capabilities. 

The group, conducted by Music Professor Thomas Evans, performs one concert each term, playing exciting arrays of challenging band music. The ensemble’s programs are coordinated around diverse themes, which allow for performances of much-loved pieces, both classic and contemporary. 

In a bonus free performance, K’s music department will present “Music for Two Trumpets and Piano,” with trumpeters David Bernard and Keith Geiman, and pianist Tina Gorter at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dalton Theatre. 

The three formed their double trumpet and piano trio in 2019, and have been entertaining audiences with their diverse repertoire of music from living composers. After more than a year off, the trio has reunited to perform virtuosic trumpet and piano music. 

To comply with the College’s rules regarding indoor gatherings, please wear a mask to both concerts. For more information on concerts and other music department events, visit