Gilmore Festival discounts available
Feb. 15, 2010
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is once again a proud sponsor of the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, which brings the world's best keyboard artists to West Michigan once every two years.
This year's festival runs April 17 to May 8 and boasts some of the brightest classical, jazz and contemporary stars.
Student tickets only $5
Student tickets are available for most concerts for just $5 each. Student tickets can be purchased with a valid student ID at the Miller Auditorium Box Office in person or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. For a complete list of events and more information, visit the Gilmore Festival online.
WMU employee discount
Because WMU is a sponsor, University faculty and staff may receive a 15 percent discount on tickets to festival events. Employees are encouraged to purchase their tickets early, as many events may sell out well before the festival begins April 17.
The only event ineligible for the sponsor discount this year is the Matt Giraud concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in Kalamazoo's Chenery Auditorium. Giraud, a former WMU student, placed fifth in the 2009 American Idol competition. As of Feb. 15, his concert was almost sold out, with just a few seats left in the balcony and gallery areas.
Discounted tickets may be ordered from Miller Auditorium in person or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. When ordering, report that you qualify for the sponsor discount and provide the password sent to you via the WMU Today faculty and staff e-mail service the week of Feb. 22.
Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the biennial Gilmore International Keyboard Festival presents dozens of concerts, recitals, chamber music performances, lectures, master classes and films over three weeks.
The festival brings some of the world's best keyboard artists to West Michigan as well as a variety of musicians and singers who are classical, jazz and contemporary stars. It also showcases young pianists and other talented but lesser-known artists who merit wide exposure.
Several venues in Kalamazoo make up the festival's "main stage," and numerous events will take place on campus in the Dalton Center Recital Hall and Williams Theatre, which is located in the Gilmore Theatre Complex. Events also have been scheduled in the West Michigan cities of Allegan, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Richland, Three Rivers, Vicksburg and Zeeland.
Master classes and the noontime film series are open to the public and free of charge. Pre-concert lectures are free to concert attendees.
For more information about the 2010 Gilmore festival or to download a festival brochure, visit gilmorekeyboardfestival.org.
If you have questions about student or sponsor discounts, contact Derl Oberlin at the Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 342-1166.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, email@example.com