The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is a plucked string ensemble consisting of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars, and bass. The KMGO was founded in 2003 to revive the mandolin orchestra tradition in Kalamazoo. Under the direction of conductor Miles Kusik, the orchestra enjoys performing a wide variety of music including classical, ethnic, and “golden era” mandolin orchestra music. We have premiered original music composed for the orchestra and have sponsored workshops with international mandolin virtuosi.
The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by Crescendo Academy of Music. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7:15 at the Crescendo Academy of Music in the Epic Center. For more information please call 269-345-6664