Bullock Performance Institute

  • four male saxophonists holding their instruments while prentending to run sidways on the floor

    Capitol Quartet

    Oct. 4

  • close up photo of a tuba player, Øystein Baadsvik, in black and white

    Oystein Baadsvik

    Oct. 25

  • picture of the Imani Winds (wind quintet) on a rooftop wearing brightly colored clothing

    Imani Winds

    Feb. 28

  • four male percussionist wearing red holding a conch shell, tambourine, maracas, and a wooden toy

    Clocks in Motion

    April 4

  • string quartet photographed on leather chairs in a library

    Spektral Quartet

    April 11

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The Bullock Performance Institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences, college students, seniors and youths. As a result, the classical music appreciation and training of student performers and community members will be enhanced, and music lovers in general will have the opportunity to know guest artists more personally.

Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! events will be held on Wednesdays in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University. The series will showcase guest artists, WMU faculty artists and ensembles, and WMU student ensembles. Each event starts with a pre-concert talk hosted by Dr. Robert White at 7 p.m. Information about concerts can be obtained by calling (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678.

The 75-minute no-intermission performance begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 (Seniors $10, Students $5) at Miller Auditorium or Dalton Center ticket office before the performance.
All performances are held in the Dalton Center Recital Hall

Fall 2017

PEN Trio
Wednesday, Sept. 13

Jeremy Wilson, Trombone
Wednesday, Sept. 20

Capitol Quartet
Wednesday, Oct. 4

Birds on a Wire
Wednesday, Oct. 11

Amy Porter, Flute
Wednesday, Oct. 18

Øystein Baadsvik, Tuba
Wednesday, Oct. 25

Western Winds
Wednesday, Nov. 1

Voice of the Whale
Wednesday, Nov. 15

The Music of Scott Cowan
Wednesday, Nov. 29

Spring 2018

Advanced Jazz Ensemble with Christopher Biggs, Electronics
Wednesday, Jan. 24

Yu-Lien The, Piano
Wednesday, Jan. 31

Drew Whiting, Saxophone; John Mayrose, Guitar/Composer; Ed Martin, Piano/Composer
Wednesday, Feb. 7

Vince Mendoza Orchestra/Jazz Project
Wednesday, Feb. 21

Imani Winds
Wednesday, Feb. 28

Lori Sims, Piano
Wednesday, March 14
Voice Faculty Showcase
Wednesday, March 21
Western Brass Quintet
Wednesday, March 28
Clocks in Motion
Wednesday, April 4
Spektral Quartet with Mark DeChiazza, Video Artist
Wednesday, April 11