By: Lorraine Austin
Discover Kalamazoo, Communication & New Media Coordinator
Kalamazoo, Mich. – Guess what starts today? Fontana Chamber Arts Summer Festival 2010! Fontana celebrates the start of its tenth anniversary season with a summer festival of six performances that brings the world of music to Kalamazoo (and free Plainwell Ice Cream during each intermission)!
The 2010 Summer Festival features music from the Old World and the New, evoking the flavors of Spain, the rhythm of the tropics, the elegance of the French baroque, and the mystique of gypsy jazz. The series also recognizes the 100th anniversary of the birth of two important musical figures. Though they were oceans apart, American composer Samuel Barber and French gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt were born within months of each other in 1910 and in separate ways, altered the course of music.
The Summer Festival allows you to experience the art of live music in some very cool venues. Its opening performance (today!) will be held in the inspiring setting of the Holy Family Chapel at Nazareth Center. Other sites encourage participants to re-imagine Wellspring Theater as a jazz nightclub, marvel at the pristine acoustics of Stetson Chapel, and enjoy music and nature together at the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
Interested? You can purchase tickets to individual performances or get a special series rate for all six! Visit www.fontanachamberarts.org for more information. Share your experience on our blog!