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May 9, 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19, Gilmore Keyboard Festival: Igudesman & Joo has been canceled. Refunds for this event can be retrieved from the point of purchase.
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Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classically trained musicians – one pianist, one violinist – bring their special brand of inspired lunacy to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on May 9th!
They’ve taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. Their clips on YouTube, to date, have gathered over 28 million hits, and the duo has appeared on television in numerous countries. Equally comfortable performing in classical concert halls, as well as in stadiums in front of crowds of 18,000, their collective dream is to make classical music accessible to a wider and younger audience.
ABOUT THE GILMORE
Created in 1989 to honor the legacy of Irving S. Gilmore, the organization is known for its biennial Gilmore Keyboard Festival, a three-week celebration of keyboard music; the Gilmore Awards, a regular series of awards presented to deserving pianists based on a non-competitive process; and commissioning of composers to create new works for the keyboard. Since 1989, 14 biennial Festivals have been enjoyed by thousands of visitors to west Michigan. Eight Gilmore Artists and 36 Gilmore Young Artists have been recognized, and 34 new works have been created for the piano.
In recent years, the organization has grown considerably. Two distinctive concert series—Piano Masters and Rising Stars—ensure that world-class keyboard music is presented continually. In addition, a major program dedicated to community engagement and music education touches the lives of thousands of area children and adults by offering neighborhood concerts, piano lessons in elementary schools, music therapy, group lessons for adults, toddler-friendly concert experiences, summer piano camp, master classes, and much more.