Orchestra to perform at Gilmore Car Museum

Courtesy Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will make an appearance at the Gilmore Car Museum for an evening of classical music featuring a guest soprano. 

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) will return to the Gilmore Car Museum for a night of classics at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at 6865 West Hickory Road, Hickory Corners. 

The orchestra will perform a series of pieces by George Gershwin and Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, “From the New World.” This concert is the highlight of the KSO’s 2022 Tyler Family Summer Series, presented by Zhang Financial. 

The concert will include Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” “Introduction and Summertime” from Porgy and Bess and a performance of “I Got Rhythm,” by guest soprano Rhea Olivaccé. Olivaccé is an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University and has performed the leading soprano roles of Tatyana in Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and Mimì in Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème “ with the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. 

KSO Director Julian Kuerti will conduct the performances. 

Tickets are available online starting at $30 apiece for lawn seating and $55 for premiere front seating, which includes a concert chair. Guests with lawn seating are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Ticket prices will increase by $5 at the door.

The car museum will be open for attendees from 5-7 p.m.

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