Enjoy a return to in-person fall concerts this weekend by swinging and bopping on Friday and taking in a theme of transcendence on Saturday.
The ever-entertaining Kalamazoo College Jazz Band, directed by Professor of Music Thomas Evans, performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Dalton Theatre. Its free fall concert, titled “November Shadows,” will cover jazz styles including swing, bop, blues, hard bop, cool, Latin and fusion. The Jazz Band presents a concert each term and performs for the annual Burgers and Blues in the Quad in the spring. For Friday’s concert, feel free to bring your dancing shoes and boogie in the aisles.
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Conductor and Music Department Chair Andrew Koehler will lead the Kalamazoo Philharmonia in its fall concert in Dalton Theatre. 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 are $5, students are $2 and K students are admitted free with a College ID.
The Philharmonia unites students, faculty, amateur musicians and professional musicians of a variety of ages to perform symphonic music. Having grown since its inception in 1990, the ensemble has been recognized as an arts organization of importance in greater Kalamazoo.
Attendees are required to wear masks at both performances. For more information on either of the fall concerts and the College’s music ensembles, visit music.kzoo.edu.