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2013-2014 Season

The 2013-2014 season is just what you’ve come to expect from Fontana: A beautiful combination of some of the world’s most renowned musicians:

  • Edgar Meyer

    Edgar Meyer

    From Bach to bluegrass, this Grammy® award-winning double bassist will wow audiences with an eclectic program.

    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

  • Nicholas Phan

    Nicholas Phan

    A rising star of vocal music performs a beautiful evening of songs by Benjamin Britten.

    Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center

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    Fretwork

    Fretwork's performances of period chamber music are the benchmark by which others are judged.

    Saturday, November 9, 2013
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

  • Meredith Arwady

    Meredith Arwady

    Grammy® award-winning vocalist Meredith Arwady returns home for this special performance.

    Saturday, December 7, 2013
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

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    Becca Stevens Band

    With influences ranging from jazz to folk to R&B, this up-and-coming singer/songwriter will impress with her distinctive talent.

    Friday, February 7, 2014
    Bell's Eccentric Café

  • St. Lawrence String Quartet

    St. Lawrence String Quartet

    Known for their energy, imagination, and teamwork, this quartet brings music to life in vivid color.

    Saturday, March 1, 2014
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

  • Crybaby Concerts

    Crybaby Concerts

    Crybaby Concerts are FREE 45-minute mini-concerts that give children under the age of five and their family a performance of beautiful music in an open & flexible environment.

    Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Dublin Guitar Quartet

    Dublin Guitar Quartet

    This one-of-a-kind classical guitar ensemble occupies a unique space in the musical world.

    Friday, March 28, 2014
    Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center

  • Imani Winds

    Imani Winds

    Described as intense, dynamic, and vibrant, this Grammy®-nominated wind quintet will surprise you.

    Saturday, April 12, 2014
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

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    Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Dance Party

    A once-in-a-lifetime musical adventure led by one of the most provocative jazz artists today.

    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Williams Theatre, Gilmore Theatre Complex

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    Third Thursday Jazz

    FREE SHOW – Held on the the third Thursday of each summer month, these concerts feature great jazz music, a beer garden and delicious food.

    Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Bronson Park

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    Gene Knific Trio

    FREE SHOW – A native son and rising star in the jazz world returns to Kalamazoo for a party in the park!

    Sunday, July 13, 2014
    Bronson Park

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    An Evening with the Votapeks

    This internationally renowned pianist returns to Kalamazoo to delight Fontana audiences once again.

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center

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    A Salute to Neill

    An old friend returns to lead tomorrow's rising stars as they pay homage to Fontana's founder.

    Thursday, July 17, 2014
    Wellspring Theatre, Epic Center

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    Axiom Brass

    Chicago-based Axiom Brass has established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.”

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth Center

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    Calidore String Quartet

    This prize-winning Quartet from California brings the sounds of golden music to Fontana.

    Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Ladies' Library Association

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    Hot Club of Detroit

    The Summer Festival ends with a joyous night of gypsy jazz at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts!

    Saturday, July 26, 2014
    Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

  • Emerson String Quartet

    Emerson String Quartet

    Known for their precision and grace, this Quartet will impress and awe you with their energy.

    Friday, September 26, 2014
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

  • Pacifica

    Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill, clarinet

    Dynamic musical forces come together for a special evening of classical works.

    Friday, October 24, 2014
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

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    Béla Fleck with Brooklyn Rider

    A master musician joins forces with a daring new quartet – a guaranteed evening of fireworks!

    Saturday, November 15, 2014
    Chenery Auditorium

  • Vienna Boys Choir

    Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

    Experience 500 years of tradition in this exciting and beautiful holiday program.

    Sunday, November 30, 2014
    Chenery Auditorium

  • Jordy Savall

    Jordi Savall

    Hear this Grammy®- nominated artist explore a universe of emotions and beauty.

    Saturday, January 24, 2015
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

  • Kris Bowers

    Kris Bowers Trio

    A fast-rising star of the jazz world delights with his fresh and vibrant take on music of all styles.

    Friday, February 20, 2015
    Cityscape at the City Centre

  • Garrick Ohlsson

    Garrick Ohlsson

    A musician of extraordinary interpretive and technical prowess.

    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University

  • Ellis Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis

    The Last Southern Gentlemen with Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis

    The sounds of classic jazz played by master musicians.

    Friday, April 17, 2015
    Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University