Fontana seeks to enrich the human spirit by supporting the creation and performance of high-quality chamber music within the diverse communities we serve.
- Presents traditional and modern music performed by small ensembles in a variety of settings.
- Commissions new works for small ensembles.
- Engages in education and educational outreach to ensure future audiences and to increase the enjoyment of current audiences for small ensembles.
Fontana’s programming features an extensive array of world-renowned performers—both established and emerging—and diverse programming ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz.
Delivered in traditional as well as alternative settings, Fontana presents a mainstage concert series from September through May, consisting of 8-10 performances held primarily at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Each July, Fontana presents a Summer Music Festival in various locations throughout the Kalamazoo area.
Among its innovative and broad-based strategies designed to diversify audiences, and increase accessibility are Fontana’s commitment to collaborations with other arts organizations as well as a ticket pricing structure that includes substantial discounts for students and young adults age 25 and under.