Past Performances

2016 – 2017 Season

October 8, 2016 – 3:00 p.m.
Private Concert at the Fountains

November 13, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Concert with Guest Artist Chris Acquavella
First Congregational Church
345 W. Michigan Ave.

December 2, 2016 – Art Hop – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

December 8, 2016 7:15 p.m.
Private Concert at Friendship Village – cancelled due to weather

December 31, 2016
Kalamazoo New Year’s Fest
Ladies Library Association

January 8, 2017 – Concert 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Parchment Public Library
The Fountains Banquet Center
535 S Riverview Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

March 4, 2017 – Concert 4:00 p.m.
Anna Whitten Hall
Fretboard Festival Kalamazoo Valley Museum

May 13, 2017 3:00 p.m.
Spring Gala Concert
Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth Center
Kalamazoo, MI

May 20, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
Concert – Evan Marshall & Brian Oberlin
First Congregational Church
345 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

May 21, 2017
Brian Oberlin Workshop 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 pm.
Evan Marshall Workshop 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crescendo Academy of Music

May 24, 2017 – 7:15 p.m.
Private Concert at Friendship Village

2015 – 2016 Season

May 1, 2016 – Concert – 3:00 p.m.
Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth Center
Kalamazoo, MI

April 24, 2016 – Fundraiser Concert – 3:00 p.m.
Ladies Library Association

Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 7:00 pm Concert
Carnegie Center for the Arts
107 N. Main Street, Three Rivers, MI

March 5, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
Fretboard Festival Kalamazoo Valley Museum

December 4, 2015 – Art Hop – 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

November 15, 2015 – Concert – 8:00 p.m.
Sacred Music Festival
Ladies Library Association
333 S. Park, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Please join us for a free concert of sacred and secular music, donations accepted.

2014 – 2015 Season

April 25, 2015 Concert in Yellow Springs, Ohio
The KMGO will perform with the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra

March 22, 2015 – Concert – 3:00p.m.
A benefit concert for the Crescendo Academy of Music scholarship fund
First Congregational Church
345 West Michigan Avenue
Admission: free will offering

December 5, 2014 – Art Hop – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

2013 – 2014 Season

March 7, 2014 – Art Hop 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The State Theater
404 S. Burdick, Kalamazoo

March 1, 2014 – Concert 2:15 pm
GuitarFest
The Music Center on the Campus of Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek

December 15, 2013 – Concert 3:00 pm
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
247 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

December 6, 2013 – Art Hop – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Postponed
Fundraiser for the Ladies Library Association building restoration
Ladies Library Association
333 S. Park, Kalamazoo MI 49007

2012 – 2013 Season

December 7, 2012 – Art Hop – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

November 3, 2012 – 7:30 pm Concert
Foundry Hall; South Haven MI

Sunday, September 30, 2012 – 3:30 pm Concert
Fundraiser for the Bloomingdale Area Historical Association
Bloomingdale High School Auditorium
629 East Kalamazoo Street, Bloomingdale, MI

2011 – 2012 Season

May 20, 2012 – 2:00 pm
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
The KMGO will be performing a joint concert with the Dayton Mandolin Orchestra
We will premiere “Kalamazoo Suite” by James Kellaris

March 24, 2012 – Fretboard Festival, 11:30 a.m. KMGO concert
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Jim Kuch presents “History of the Guitar”
KVCC’s Anna Whitten Hall – Next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum
202 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI

March 9, 2012 – 7:00 pm, Third Coast Ensemble
Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Stryker Theater
Featuring KMGO members Miles Kusik, Jackie Zito, John Hosley, Ron Cleveland, and Jane Vaught. Third Coast’s purely acoustic musical styles run the gamut from classical music to modern, from Americana to American Songbook, from novelty songs to swing styles. An eclectic mix is sure to be on this program.

February 22, 2012 – Public Concert, 7:00 pm
Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence, MI

December 2, 2011 – Art Hop – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

October 30 2011 – 2:00 pm
Workshop with the Quartet Seasons

October 29, 2011 – 7:00 pm Mandolin Quartet Seasons of Bulgaria in concert
Ladies Library Association; 333 S. Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Donations gratefully accepted; light refreshments following concert

Friday, September 30, 2011 – 7:30 pm Concert
Carnegie Center for the Arts
107 N. Main Street, Three Rivers, MI
Reception to follow concert, catering by Mr. Thom Cooks

August 21, 2011 – 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Third Coast Ensemble
Fenn Valley Vineyards
KMGO members Miles Kusik, Jackie Zito, John Hosley, and Ron Cleveland will present a wide-ranging program of unamplified acoustic music of many styles from traditional European to Americana, Jazz Standards, and maybe even a Surf Rock tune or two.

2010 – 2011 Season

May 21, 2011 – 7:00 pm Concert
Ladies Library Association; 333 S. Park, Kalamazoo, MI
Donations gratefully accepted, all proceeds go to the Crescendo Academy of Music Scholarship Fund

March 27, 2011 – 1:00 pm, Fretboard Festival
KVCC’s Anna Whitten Hall – Next to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum
202 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI

December 12, 2010 – 4:00 pm, Concert – Cancelled due to weather
St. Augustine Cathedral – 542 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo

December 3, 2010 – Art Hop, with students from The Ballet Academy
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

November 7, 2010 – 4:00 pm, Joint Concert with Dayton Mandolin Orchestra
Antioch College; Yellow Springs, Ohio

October 3, 2010 – 1:30 pm, Third Coast Ensemble
Concert for Kalamazoo Folk Life Organization at Anna Whitten Hall – KVCC Arcadia Commons Campus

August 22, 2010 – 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Third Coast Ensemble
Fenn Valley Vineyards
KMGO members Miles Kusik, Jackie Zito, John Hosley, Ron Cleveland, and Jane Vaught will present a wide-ranging program of unamplified acoustic music of many styles from traditional European to Americana, Jazz Standards, and maybe even a Surf Rock tune or two.

2009 – 2010 Season

June 15-16, 2010 Concert and Workshops with Carlo Aonzo of Savona, Italy
See workshop schedule, fee, and location
Workshops at Crescendo Academy of Music

June 16 – 7:30 pm Concert and Premiere of “Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra” by composer Elizabeth Start at First Baptist Church; 315 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo

May 22, 2010 – 7:30 pm Concert and Premiere of “Passacaglia” by composer Elizabeth Start
Ladies Library Association; Kalamazoo, MI
Donations gratefully accepted, all proceeds go to the Crescendo Academy of Music Scholarship Fund

April 30, 2010 – 7:30 pm, Third Coast Ensemble
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
KMGO members Miles Kusik, Jackie Zito, John Hosley, Ron Cleveland, and Jane Vaught will present a wide-ranging program of unamplified acoustic music of many styles from art song and traditional European to Americana, Standards, and maybe even a Surf Rock tune or two.

March 21, 2010 – 1:00 pm, Fretboard Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

January 23, 2010 from 2:00 – 2:45
Cooper’s Glen Music Festival
Radisson Hotel, downtown Kalamazoo

December 4, 2009 – Art Hop, with students from The Ballet Academy
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

October 2, 2009 – 6:30 pm, Art Hop
Kalamazoo Institute of Art
read about the event and see photos here

2008 – 2009 Season

May 16, 2009 – 7:30 pm, Public Concert
Foundry Hall; South Haven MI

March 21, 2009 – 2:00 pm, Private Concert
Friendship Village

March 10, 2009 – 7:00 pm, Public Concert
Van Buren Conference Center

March 6, 2009 – Art Hop
Kalamazoo Public Library

November 9, 2008 – 3:00 pm, Joint Concert with Dayton Mandolin Orchestra
Kalamazoo College Dalton Recital Hall
See Program Information

October 23, 2008 Michigan Library Association Annual Conference Reception (not open to public)
Kalamazoo Public Library

October 10, 2008 – 8:00 pm Kalamazoo Bach Festival
Season opener with other area groups

2007 – 2008 Season

March 7, 2008 Art Hop
Kalamazoo Public Library

February 17, 2008 – 3:00 pm, Private Concert
Sisters of St. Joseph

November 18, 2007 – 2:30 pm, KMGO in Crescendo Academy of Music Faculty Recital
First Presbyterian Church; Kalamazoo,MI

October 19, 2007 – 7:00 pm, Private Concert
Friendship Village

2006 – 2007 Season

June 21, 2007 – 7:30 pm Concert featuring Richard Walz of Riems, France
Zion Lutheran Church, Blends Room; Kalamazoo, MI

April 28, 2007 – 8:00 pm Concert
Paw Paw Village Players Playhouse; Paw Paw, MI
tickets – $10, available at door

March 4, 2007 – 3:00 pm Concert featuring Carlo Aonzo of Savona, Italy, with Rene Izquierdo (guitar)
First Baptist Church; Kalamazoo, MI

March 3, 2007 – 10:30-12:00 and 1:30-3:00 mandolin workshops with Carlo Aonzo
for registration or more information call Crescendo Academy of Music at 269-345-6664, or e-mail administrator@kalmando.com. Location – Zion Lutheran Church.

February 18, 2007 – 3:00 pm Concert
Milwood Methodist; Kalamazoo, MI

January 28, 2007 – 3:00 pm Concert
St. Thomas Episcopal Church; Battle Creek, MI

November 10, 2006 – 7:00 pm Concert featuring Tamara Volskaya and KMGO
Kalamazoo Russian Festival at Western Michigan University Dalton Recital Hall

October 6, 2006 Private Concert
Friendship Village

2005 – 2006 Season

June 24, 2006 Fenn Valley Vineyards Open House
Fennville, MI

June 15-16, 2006 Concert and Workshops with Carlo Aonzo of Savona, Italy
The Park Club; Kalamazoo, MI

April 30, 2006 Concert
First Presbyterian; Richland, MI

April 2, 2006 Concert – Premiere of “Water Music” by composer Elizabeth Start
First Baptist Church; Kalamazoo, MI

March 24-26, 2006 Concert and Workshops with Richard Walz of Riems, France
Zion Lutheran Church; Kalamazoo, MI

December 12, 2005 Concert
Ladies Library Association; Kalamazoo, MI

December 5, 2005 Concert
Visiting Nurses Assn. of Hospice; Kalamazoo, MI

December 3, 2005 Fenn Valley Vineyards Nouveau Fest
Fennville, MI

November 12, 2005 Concert
The Fountains; Kalamazoo, MI

September18, 2005 Tillers International Harvest Festival
Scotts, MI

2004 – 2005 Season

June 25, 2005 Fenn Valley Vineyards Open House
Fennville, MI

June 2005 Concert and Workshops with Carlo Aonzo of Savona, Italy
First Baptist Church; Kalamazoo, MI

April 23, 2005 International Festival
Kalamazoo Valley Community College

March 4, 2005 Art Hop
The Epic Center; Kalamazoo, MI

July 9, 2004 Art Hop
The Epic Center; Kalamazoo, MI