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The Gilmore Piano Festival

April 24, 2022 - May 15, 2022

The 15th biennial Gilmore Piano Festival in Kalamazoo celebrates the piano in all its variety and depth: including jazz, classical, pop, folk, swing, blues, gospel, and everything in between. At the next Festival, you’ll encounter the piano as a solo instrument, with orchestras, in trios and duos, in bands and ensembles, and even in digitized form.

Maybe you've never been to the Festival, and perhaps you don't even know the first thing about piano music; but if there's one thing to be sure, with over 100 events in two weeks, the Gilmore Piano Festival is for everyone. Use our guide below to help you navigate which events might best fit your personal style.

First Time Festival Goers

The first time for anything can leave you with so many questions. Where do you start? What can you expect? Whether you're a musician yourself or just curious and want to experience the Festival for the first time, the following shows are the perfect performances to introduce you to the experience.

Yuja Wang - April 8

Yuja Wang is celebrated for her charismatic artistry, emotional honesty, and captivating stage presence. Ms. Wang brings charm, furor, and artistic intelligence to recitals on all the world’s most prestigious stages.

Svetlana & the Delancey 5 - April 29

Wherever Svetlana & The Delancey Five are, that’s where the party is. Enjoy these vivacious performers as they seamlessly move from sophisticated tender tones to foot-stomping swing and pop hits.

Igudesman & Joo - May 9

YouTube sensations Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo combine humor, classical music, and pop culture references to create this unique theatrical show.

Pink Martini - May 10

Featuring a dozen musicians and outstanding vocalists, this talented group led by pianist and bandleader Thomas Lauderdale transports audiences to happy days in far-flung

Family Friendly Shows

Music is a universal language, so it only makes sense that a two-week-long musical festival offers opportunities for a more relaxed concert atmosphere, where people of all ages are invited! These events are for families and offer an unconventional show for kids, without compromising the music.

Alpin Hong & the Multiverse of Music - April 20, 22, 24

Join Alpin as he travels the multiverse of music through video games and films, as well as pop and classical music.

Baby Grands | 3Divas - May 8

Baby Grands are special family-friendly concerts where the music is joyful and our youngest community members are free to crawl, walk, play, and otherwise enjoy themselves throughout the performance!

Great Value Shows

If you're a newbie to the Gilmore Piano Festival, or if you're strapped for time and want to catch a show on the fly, the Jazz at Noon concerts are a great option! These shows offer concert-goers an incredible value in terms of cost, time commitment, and convenience.

Jazz | Fred Hersch Trio - May 1

A fifteen-time Grammy nominee, Fred Hersch is an influential creative force. As the leader of one of jazz’s era-defining trios, he plays in elegant dialogue with his deeply attuned partners. Enjoy this intimate escape into the trio’s mesmerizing, expressive, and creative sound world.

Jazz at Noon | Sullivan Fortner Trio - May 9, 10

Expect to hear new and engaging harmonic and rhythmic ideas and an approach to performance defined by clarity and curiosity.

Jazz at Noon | Donal Fox - May 12, 13

Pianist, composer, and improviser, Donal Fox expertly fuses jazz, Afro-Latin, and classical idioms into intricate new works and electrifying performances.

Plan Your Trip

Lodging Package and Specials

List of Packages

Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo

3600 E. Cork St. Court
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
United States
Phone: (269) 385-3922 Toll Free: 1 (800) 368-7764
Region: Kalamazoo County East
Stay with confidence at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kalamazoo, Michigan More

Park Here & Fly There Package

14 days park here and fly there!
Pricing: Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.
Description

Parking Package, based upon availability, 14 days park here and fly there

Additional Information

  • Commissionable Rate
  • Rate includes complimentary parking for 2 weeks.

Holding Your Reservation

  • We will need a credit card number to reserve your room.

Cancelling Your Reservation

  • You may cancel your reservation for no charge before 11:59 PM local hotel time on (1 day[s] before arrival).

Modifying Your Reservation

  • Please note that a change in the length or dates of your reservation may result in a rate change.

Kalamazoo House Bed & Breakfast

447 West South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States
Phone: 2693820880
Region: Central City
Walk to the best that downtown Kalamazoo offers---brewpubs, shopping, theatres, nightlife and more! More

Romance: Renew. Relax. Reconnect.

Connect or Reconnect at the Kalamazoo House.
Pricing: $95
Description

Whether you're celebrating a wedding or an anniversary, a new love or years of togetherness--or maybe you just want to show 2021 it can't get you down--the Kalamazoo House is the perfect place to show your "special someone" how you feel by making plans to relax, connect, and rejuvenate.

Imagine finding a vase of fresh flowers, half a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries, and a bottle of champange ... all waiting for you in your room when you arrive. (If you've reserved one of our Premiere Whirlpool rooms, you can even enjoy the treats in the tub as you begin to unwind.) After a romantic evening, you'll wake to enjoy your leisurely and delicious breakfast.

To book call 269-382-0880 or book online at: https://secure.thinkreservations.com/thekalamazoohouse/reservations?_ga=2.69849808.1731446481.1643383960-1128208220.1642606426

Specifically included for your enjoyment:

  • 6 roses in a keepsake vase
  • 4 Chocolate Truffles, exquisitely crafted here in Kalamazoo
  • Romantic (and safe) electronic candles for ambience.
  • Wine basket with local snacks (keepsake glasses and basket are yours)(Pinot Noir is the default selection, though please request with a note when ordering online if you prefer Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay for a dry white, or Moscato for a sweeter option.)
  • Synthetic Rose Petals, upon request, for ambiance (stain-free for spreading on linens/carpets/etc.)
  • All the other amenities and comforts of staying at the Inn.
  • And ask the innkeepers in advance to schedule a session in the relaxing infrared sauna...usually a $25 fee...at no charge!  Just call 269-382-0880 after booking your room and package, and ask for the sauna session.

 

 

Half Dozen Hand Dipped Chocolate Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Package
Expires: 12/30/2021
Pricing: $25.00
Description

These treats perfectly combine fresh, juicy strawberries and the finest European chocolate. The final product is delicious semi-dark chocolate dipped strawberries that look as spectacular as they taste.

The Fine Print:

  • Requires a 48 hour notice when booking this package.
  • The package is payable in advance and is non-refundable.
  • NOTE: The package is subject to 6% Michigan sales tax.
  • Add this to your room via the “Packages” tab when reserving.

Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites

100 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States
Phone: 2693433333 Toll Free: 8009640350
Region: Central City
Exceptional service with 340 guest rooms, combined with 44,000 square feet of meeting space across 20 flexible rooms.. More

Date Night

Relax and reconnect with the one you love
Expires: 12/29/2022
Pricing: Package pricing depends on room availability and the time of the year.
Description

Make yourself comfortable in a perfectly appointed guest room, where you can enjoy chocolates and a champagne toast. At the end of the day, savor a delightful dinner at one of our onsite restaurants.

Package Includes:

  •  Overnight accommodations
  •  Self-parking
  •  Champagne
  •  Pre-packaged chocolates
  •  $50 gift card to be used at any of the onsite outlets

To reserve your Date Night Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "DATE". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Book the Date Night Package today!

The gift card is redeemable at any outlet inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo (except Starbucks). The Gift Card is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

You parked it and Scored!

Bundle your room and parking costs and receive two complimentary drink vouchers!
Expires: 12/29/2022
Pricing: Package pricing depends on room availability.
Description

Bundle your room and parking costs and receive two complimentary drink vouchers to use at our on-site bar and grill, Old Burdick's.

Package Includes:

  •  Overnight accommodations
  •  Self-parking
  •  Two drink vouchers to Old Burdick's (vouchers have a maximum value of $8 each)

To reserve your Parking Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "SCORE". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Park it and Score today!  Book Now!

The Burdick's drink tickets are non-transferable and have no cash value. Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

Stay-In Package

Pack your bags and get ready for a relaxing movie night in!
Expires: 12/29/2022
Pricing: Price depends on room availability.
Description

Need a little time away from home? The Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo is pleased to offer this special stay-in package. Pack your bags and get ready for a relaxing movie night with snacks in the comfort of one of our well-appointed rooms.

Package Includes:

  •  Standard Overnight accommodations
  •  Prepackaged snack basket
  •  In-house movie ($21 value)
To reserve your Stay-In Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "STAYIN". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.
Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

STAR Stay with extra Bucks

Book your visit to Kalamazoo and start your stay with treat from our on-site Starbucks®.
Expires: 12/29/2022
Pricing: Price depends on room availability.
Description

Book your visit to Kalamazoo and kick off your stay with a latte from our on-site Starbucks®.

This package includes:

  •  Standard Overnight accommodations
  •  $20 Starbucks® gift card

To reserve your Starbucks Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "STAR". 

Book a STAR stay with extra BUCKS today!

The gift card is redeemable at the onsite Starbucks only. The gift card is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

Experience Downtown Kalamazoo

Expires: 06/28/2022
Description

FEATURES

  • Comfortable Guest Room
  • Six Pack of Bell's Beer
  • Self Parking
  • $40 in Downtown Dollars*

Book your room today and Experience Downtown Kalamazoo!

*Downtown dollars can be used at the following location and more: Old Burdick's Bar & Grill, Bee Joyful Shop, Bimbo's Pizza, Blush Salon & Spa, Kalamazoo Candle Company, Climb Kalamazoo, Colors & Cocktails, Gazelle Sports, Mason Jar Plant Shop, Pop City Popcorn, Rio Giftshop, Rocket Fizz, Tempo Vino Winery, and so much more

To reserve your Experience Downtown Kalamazoo Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "KAZOO". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability.

Celebrate Mom

Celebrate Moms
Expires: 05/29/2022
Description

Book a Special Treat for Mom including a Cozy Guest Room, Wine, Gift Card to Blush Salon & Spa, and Parking!

  • Bottle of wine
  • $50 Blush Gift card
  • Self-parking

To reserve your Celebrate Mom Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "MOM". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Book today & Celebrate your Mom!

Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

2 for 1 Breakfast Package

Take advantage of our 2 for1 Breakfast Special at The Morning Dish
Expires: 12/29/2022
Description

Book your next stay in one of our cozy guest rooms and receive an amazing breakfast for 2 at the Morning Dish.

Package Includes:

  •  Overnight accommodations
  • 2 Full breakfast buffets at The Morning Dish

To reserve your "2 for 1 Breakfast" Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "2BFAST". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

take advantage & book the 2 for 1 Breakfast Package today!

The breakfast coupons are redeemable at The Morning Dish located within The Radisson Plaza Hotel. The coupons are non-transferable and have no cash value. Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

Bachelor and Bachelorette

Expires: 12/29/2022
Description

Celebrate in style before you tie the knot!

Package Includes:
-Hospitality Suite with connecting sleeping room
-$20.00 Gift card to any outlets in the Radisson Plaza (Blush Spa and Salon, Old Burdick's Bar and Grill, Brick and Brine, Rio)
-Complimentary self-parking for two vehicles
-Additional rooms booked at a discounted rate of $150

To reserve the "Bachelor and Bachelorette" Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "BPARTY". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Book Today!

The gift card is redeemable at any outlet inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo (except Starbucks). The Gift Card is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer is subject to availability. Offer not valid with other promotional or discounted rates/offers. Tax Not Included-Gratuity Not Included

269 Road Trip Package

Explore the Upper Hand
Expires: 08/29/2022
Description

Book this package to enjoy free parking and a 269 information packet to take your trip to the next level! We'll also throw in extra fun for the ride home and a little something to remember your visit to Kalamazoo.

This package includes:

  • Complimentary self-parking in the covered ramp connected to the Radisson
  • 269 information packet
  • Snack and games for the car ride home
  • Kalamazoo souvenir

The 269 information packet includes:

  • 269 Cool things to do in Area Code 269
  • Dining guide
  • Visitor map
  • Welcome to Kalamazoo (local events and attractions guide)
  • Beer Trail (local brewery guide)

To reserve your 269 Road Trip Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "GO269". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Parking is self-parking for one standard vehicle in the parking garage. Must book 1 day prior to arrival. Offer is not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

Fine Dining Package

Expires: 12/30/2022
Description

The package includes

  • Comfortable Guest Room
  • Complimentary Self-parking for 1 vehicle
  • $150 gift card to Brick & Brine

To reserve your Fine Dining Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "EPGOURM". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival. Restaurant reservations to Brick and Brine must be made separately via opentable.com

Book the Fine Dining Package Today!

Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply

19th Hole-Golf Package

Play, Stay and Unwind
Expires: 10/29/2022
Description

Package Includes:

  • $50 GHG Gift Card
  • Golf Amenity at Check-in
  • The package does not include golf *Contact the hotel directly and ask for our Concierge Team who can assist you in planning your day!

To reserve your "19th Hole" Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "19GOLF". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Book the 19th-Hole Golf Package Today!

The gift card is redeemable at any outlet inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo (except Starbucks). The Gift Card is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

Military Package

Thank YOU for your Service
Expires: 09/28/2022
Description

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations in a cozy guest room
  • $50 GHG Gift Card
  • Self-Parking
  • Thank you card for your service

To reserve your Military Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected]z.com, or book online at radissonkz.com using the promotional code "SALUTE". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

Book your Military Package today!

Must show military ID at check-in to receive the discounted rate. The gift card is redeemable at any outlet inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel Kalamazoo (except Starbucks). The gift card is non-transferable and has no cash value. Offer not valid with other promotional / discounted rates. Offer subject to availability. Additional restrictions may apply.

Experience Downtown Kalamazoo

Come check out Downtown Kalamazoo
Expires: 06/28/2022
Description

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations in a cozy guest room
  • Free Self-Parking for 1 Vehicle
  • 6 pack of Bell's Beer
  • $40 in Downtown Dollars

Rule:

  • Offer is subject to availability.
  • Offer not valid with other promotional or discounted rates/offers.
  • Tax Not Included-Gratuity Not Included

To reserve your "Experience Downtown Kalamazoo" Package, call our Reservation Team at (269) 343-3333, email [email protected], or book online at radissonkz.com with the promotional code "KAZOO". The package must be booked 24 hours prior to arrival.

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