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Contents 1 Gilmore Festival in Kalamazoo 16 Gilmore Festival Across West Michigan · Grand Rapids / Zeeland · Battle Creek · Lansing · Three Rivers · Vicksburg 18 Gilmore for Kids Gilmore Elderhostel / Exploritas

2006 Ingrid Fliter Argentina

2002 Piotr Anderszewski Poland

19 Your 2010 Gilmore Festival Calendar 20 Sponsor Spotlight 21 Things to Know About The Gilmore

1998 Leif Ove Andsnes Norway

All performers, programs and performance dates and times are subject to change.

1994 Ralf Gothóni Finland

GilmoreKeyboardFestival.org COVER ART by carol a.s. derks Photos: FLITER by EMI Classics/Gary Houlder ANDERSZEWSKI by Felipe Da Rocha/Virgin Classics ANDSNES by Rolf M. Aagaard GOTHÓNI by Steve J. Sherman NORRIS by John Lacko

1991 David Owen Norris England


Saturday, April 24 David Owen Norris, piano

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley

Stetson chapel, Kalamazoo College | 2 PM

Chenery Auditorium | 8 PM

The incomparable David Owen Norris returns to perform in solo recital. Since being named the first Gilmore Artist in 1991, Norris’ international solo career has blossomed in many different directions. Here Norris performs a unique program he devised, called “Piano Solos and Transcriptions.”

“Opposite You” is the name these two Broadway stars give to their romantic and funny evening that takes you on a musical journey. The concert by these remarkable singer-actors was originally designed for the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center in New York and is all about the various stages of love. Mazzie and Danieley display the soaring voices, engaging charm, and natural chemistry that led the San Francisco Chronicle to call them “Broadway’s golden couple in music they were born to sing.”

PROGRAM Handel Overture to Rodelinda

Mendelssohn Songs Without Words, Book 2, Op. 30 Elgar Four Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Op. 39 Lambert Piano Sonata Walton Excerpts from Façade

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The evening embraces composers from Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen to Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, in addition to songs by New York’s up-and-coming composers Scott Burkell and Paul Loesel. Blessed with gorgeous voices, impeccable technique and instinctive musicality, Mazzie and Danieley have been individually making audiences happy for almost a decade. This time they get to do it together. SPONSORED BY the tyler little family foundation

Photo: MAZZIE and Danieley by Andrew French

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Sunday, April 25 Jonathan Biss, piano

Cedar Walton Trio

Dalton center recital hall western michigan university | 4 PM

Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University 4 & 7 PM

Now an established and much-admired figure in the concert world, 2002 Gilmore Young Artist Jonathan Biss performs at the Festival for the first time since 2004, playing a varied program that demonstrates the range of his wonderful musicianship.

Seventy-five-year-old Cedar Walton is one of the giants of contemporary jazz piano. From his early work with J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer and John Coltrane (the seminal Giant Steps), Walton joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and then went on to front his own groups as both pianist and composer. He is one of the most recorded jazz artists today and is known for his consummate pianism and striking musical ideas.

PROGRAM

Beethoven Sonata in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3

Debussy Selected Preludes from Book 1

Mendelssohn Selected Songs Without Words

SPONSORED BY thomas j. gauntlett

Schoenberg Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11 Beethoven Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”

SPONSORED BY christopher and margo Light

Photos: Biss by EMI Classics/J. Katz, Walton courtesy of allaboutjazz.com, Think Spring in West Michigan, Iverson by Mike Dvorak/IMN, BOOK JACKET by Charlotte Strick

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Monday, April 26 David Schrader, harpsichord

Alex Ross / Ethan Iverson

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 2 PM

Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University | 8 PM

A truly extraordinary musician who is equally at home on piano, organ or fortepiano, David Schrader will give Festival-goers the unusual treat of a concert on the harpsichord—a program of French Baroque music. PROGRAM

Couperin Selections from Ordre 13 in B Minor

Les Lis Naissans

Les Rozeaux

Les Folies Francaises ou Les Dominos

L’Ame en Peine

Rameau Suite in A Minor from Nouvelles

SPONSORED BY dement and marquardt, PLC

Re-creating a musical encounter they had for a sold-out performance at the Paris Bar in New York, writer Alex Ross and pianist Ethan Iverson join forces to present a truly unique exploration of 20thcentury music. Ross reads vivid portraits of the 20th-century’s iconic composers from his universally acclaimed and best-selling book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award. Iverson, the pianist in the postmodern jazz trio The Bad Plus, performs piano works related to the reading, presenting a dynamic tour of the cultural and musical world of the 20th century, guided by two of the most interesting and respected forces in the musical world of today. SPONSORED BY tom and donna lambert

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Tuesday, April 27 Lori Sims, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Henry Butler Civic Theatre | Noon An eight-time W.C. Handy “Best Blues Instrumentalist – Piano” award nominee, Henry Butler seems to possess few limitations. Although blinded by glaucoma since birth, Butler is not only a world class musician but also a world class photographer with his work displayed at exhibitions throughout the United States. His musicianship is a mastery of musical diversity. Combining the percussive jazz piano playing of McCoy Tyner and the New Orleans-style playing of Professor Longhair with his classical training, Butler continues to craft a sound uniquely his own. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B influences, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace.

ATOS Trio Annette von Hehn, violin Stefan Heinemeyer, violincello Thomas Hoppe, piano Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College | 2 PM Winners of the 2007 Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, one of the most important honors for chamber music ensembles, the ATOS Trio has rapidly developed a vibrant reputation as one of the finest young chamber ensembles performing today. PROGRAM

Schubert Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 28

Kirchner Piano Trio No. 1 (performed in memory of the composer, 1919–2009)

Schubert Adagio from Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 897, “Notturno”

Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

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“Chopin in Paris” Sarah Rothenberg, piano Civic Theatre | 8 PM Recognized as one of the most inventive pianists performing today, Sarah Rothenberg takes audiences back to mid-19th-century Paris in a unique theatrical tapestry of sight and sound. This original performance collage interweaves some of the most important works of Chopin with visual images of mid-19th-century photography, the artwork of Delacroix and the poetry of Baudelaire, highlighting the daring qualities of Chopin’s great music. SPONSORED BY suzanne U.d. parish

Photos: Butler by John Lacko, ATOS Trio courtesy of the ATOS Trio, Chopin oil on canvas by Delacroix, Collusions manuscript by Curtis-Smith and Bolcom, Lortie by Elias

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Wednesday, April 28 Thomas Hoppe, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Bill Carrothers

Curtis Curtis-Smith, piano | Merling Trio Renata Artman Knific, violin Bruce Uchimura, cello Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 2 PM Two of C. Curtis-Smith’s most compelling works, his piano trios, will be performed by the Merling Trio, the distinguished ensemble-in-residence at Western Michigan University. Curtis-Smith will also perform the solo piano work, Collusions (2002), which was written jointly by him and his colleague and friend William Bolcom.

Civic Theatre | Noon PROGRAM

Bill Carrothers has been playing jazz for more than 25 years, performing in venues throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 2000, Carrothers headlined the prestigious Rising Star Tour throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a leader on seventeen recordings, all of which have received critical acclaim, and has played with some of the greatest names in jazz, including Buddy DeFranco, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller, Ari Hoenig, Lee Konitz, James Moody, Gary Peacock, Dewey Redman, Charlie Rouse, James Spaulding, Bill Stewart and Toots Thielemans. A resident of Mass City in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Carrothers will make a rare solo appearance at the Festival.

C. Curtis-Smith Piano Trios 1 & 2 C. Curtis-Smith & W. Bolcom Collusions for solo piano

Louis Lortie, piano Chenery Auditorium | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM Considered among the most challenging piano music ever written, Chopin’s Études pose such superhuman difficulties for the pianist that they are usually performed singly or a few at a time in concert. The Washington Post describes a performance of the complete Chopin Études this way, “…equivalent in its physical demands and terrifying exposure to running a marathon and posing for a Vanity Fair cover shoot on the same day.” Pianist Louis Lortie, widely known for his masterful interpretation of Chopin’s works, makes his Gilmore Festival debut by performing all of the etudes in this extraordinary evening. According to Lortie, “For me, Chopin is an artist in the global sense. He is as much a pictorial artist. I see colors when I play Chopin and that is what I try to convey to the audience.” This is a concert not to be missed! PROGRAM Chopin The Complete Études SPONSORED BY roger a. gauntlett

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Thursday, April 29 Louis Lortie, Master Class

Charlie Albright, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano

> FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College | 2 PM

Rev. Dwayne Mason & Company Civic Theatre | Noon According to Reverend Dwayne Mason, learning to perform gospel music cannot be taught; it comes as a result of listening to other musicians and singers demonstrate their gifts. In Mason’s hometown of Chicago, practically every church, choir and radio broadcast provided him with inspiration to create gospel music. Today Mason is considered one of Chicago’s most gifted pianists. His style is spiritual with deep roots in boogie, blues and jazz. Reverend Mason appears here with a quartet of musicians, including powerful gospel vocalists. Their music is spiritually uplifting and soulful with a mesmerizing quality that will have Festival audiences clapping, tapping and swaying to the beat. SPONSORED BY

Charlie Albright was named a 2010 Gilmore Young Artist following a nationwide search for the best of the upcoming generation of pianists. Enrolled in Harvard University’s joint AB/MM Performance Program with the New England Conservatory of Music, Albright has already begun an active career as a pianist, including performances with such luminaries as Yo-Yo Ma. Albright makes his solo recital debut at the Festival, featuring the inventive and delightful Carnaval, Op. 9, one of the seminal keyboard works of Robert Schumann. PROGRAM Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52

Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesques on “The Blue Danube” Beethoven Sonata in A Major, Op. 101 Menotti Ricercare and Toccata on a Theme from “The Old Maid and the Thief” Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9

SPONSORED BY william C. and nancy f. Richardson

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Piotr Anderszewski, piano Henning Kraggerud, violin | Iwona Sobotka, soprano Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM Our 2002 Gilmore Artist is back to perform an unusual recital with two distinguished colleagues, violinist Henning Kraggerud and soprano Iwona Sobotka. The program will include a major piece by Robert Schumann in contrast with works by early 20th-century masters Szymanowski, Bartók and Janáček. PROGRAM

Bartók Three Hungarian Folk Songs from the Csik District, Sz. 66 Janáček In the Mists Szymanowski Slopiwenie for voice and piano, Op. 46bis

Mythes for violin and piano, Op. 30

Schumann Märchenbilder for viola and piano, Op. 113 Szymanowski Songs of a Fairytale Princess, Op. 31

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Photos: Mason courtesy of Dwayne Mason, Anderszewski by K. Miura, Think Spring in West Michigan, Cole courtesy of Kevin Cole, HARPSICHORD by Ulamonge/istockphoto.com

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Friday, April 30 Piotr Anderszewski, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

organissimo Civic Theatre | Noon Formed in late 2000 by Michigan State University grads—guitarist Joe Gloss, organist Jim Alfredson and drummer Randy Marsh—organissimo possesses a rare chemistry that satisfies a diverse range of musical tastes. Their sound is constantly evolving, infusing elements of funk, gospel, blues, rock and Latin rhythms into a solid foundation of jazz. organissimo’s latest album, Groovadelphia, topped the CMJ Jazz Charts for three weeks and remained in the Top 50 for fourteen more. SPONSORED BY

Kevin Cole & The Gershwin Brothers Kevin Cole, piano/vocals with Tom Knific, bass | Tim Froncek, drums Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University | 7 & 9:30 PM Pianist/singer/songwriter Kevin Cole plays a sparkling concert featuring the great works of George and Ira Gershwin. In this energetic evening, Kevin highlights some of the famous songs that the brothers wrote together and also illuminates them as individual masters of music and lyrics. Ira Gershwin had over 60 collaborators outside of George, including Cole, who will perform a new song he wrote to fit an existing Ira lyric. In the hands and voice of Kevin Cole, the Gershwins sound ’S Wonderful! SPONSORED BY Jerrold T. French and Dale S. Charbeneau

Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra Raymond Harvey, conductor | David Lockington, conductor David Schrader, fortepiano and harpsichord Peter Miyamoto, piano Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM Members of the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Orchestras combine with their music directors to offer a truly unusual concert of music for a variety of solo keyboard instruments and chamber orchestra, including piano, fortepiano and harpsichord! Bach’s path-breaking Fifth Brandenburg Concerto and Mozart’s first fully-composed piano concerto (No. 5) are juxtaposed with works by Britten and Swiss composer Frank Martin. The concert will also feature Diana Cohen, violin; Christopher Kantner, flute; and Elizabeth Colpean, harp. PROGRAM

Britten Young Apollo for piano and string orchestra, Op. 16

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 5, K. 175

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050 Frank Martin Petite Symphonie Concertante for piano, harpsichord, harp and chamber orchestra

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Saturday, May 1 Alfredo Rodriguez

Ann Schein, piano

Civic Theatre | Noon

Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College | 2 PM

Cuban-born and classically trained, Alfredo Rodriguez has been described as a young jazz pianist who sounds the way Monk might have sounded if he had been born in Chick Corea’s body and raised on a diet of Bach, Chopin and Stravinsky in a Havana conservatory. Discovered by music producer Quincy Jones, Rodriguez has been receiving rave reviews since appearing on the American jazz scene just a few months ago. His recent appearance at the Hollywood Bowl was described as an exciting blend of Latin and AfricanAmerican idioms that shifted smoothly into salsa.

Distinguished American pianist Ann Schein’s amazing career has earned her high praise in major American and European cities and in more than 50 countries. Making her long-overdue return to the Festival, Ms. Schein performs a program of works by Chopin and Schumann—the two great composer-pianists whose 200th anniversary of their births we celebrate in 2010. PROGRAM

Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61

Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

SPONSORED BY william and melinda Scott

Dr. John and the Lower 911 Chenery Auditorium | 8 PM

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Dr. John and his band of New Orleans musicians, the Lower 911, came up with easy-rolling grooves—funk, blues, gospel and even a tinge of zydeco—on their album tribute to post-Katrina New Orleans, City That Care Forgot, which won this year’s Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Hear Dr. John employ his magnetic drawl with the bristling power of the Lower 911. The result is one of the most infectious sounds in both jazz and popular music. SPONSORED BY

Photos: PIANO by Fran Dwight, SChein by John Lacko, DR. JOHN courtesy of Impact Artist Management, Williams courtesy of Sharon Williams, Sims by John Lacko, Sudbin by Mark Harrison

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Sunday, May 2 “Clara: A Duet in Words and Music” by Judy Kirsch Maze Sharon Williams, actress Lori Sims, piano D. Terry Williams, director Wellspring Theater, Epic Center 2 PM (Program repeats May 4 at 8 PM; May 5 at 2 PM; May 6 at 8 PM) Audiences will be treated to a glimpse of Clara Schumann’s remarkable life and artistry through actress Sharon Williams’ portrayal of local authoress Judy Kirsch Maze’s theatre work based on Schumann’s diaries. Pianist Lori Sims takes on Clara Schumann’s musical persona as one of the most important pianists and distinguished composers of the Romantic era. Audiences will be transported to 19th-century Europe in the heart and mind of one of its greatest musical figures.

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano

The Lyle Mays Group

Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 4 PM

williams Theatre Western Michigan University 4 & 7 PM

One of the world’s most compelling and exciting young artists, Sudbin’s most recent Scriabin recording was BBC Music Magazine’s Disc of the Month, The Daily Telegraph ’s CD of the Year, and won the 2008 MIDEM Classical Award at Cannes for Best Instrumental CD of the Year. Don’t miss the Festival debut of this exciting young talent!

Composer-pianist Lyle Mays is likely best known for his keyboard work and arrangements with the Pat Metheny Group; he is also celebrated for his wide-ranging musical interests and prodigious gifts as a jazz figure on his own. He appears with several distinguished colleagues performing both standards and some of his own compositions.

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Chopin Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 49

Four Impromptus Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52

Stevenson Fugue on a Fragment of Chopin

Chopin/Liszt From “Six chants polonais” Liszt Sonetto 104

SPONSORED BY SPONSORED BY dennis and janice Burke; Frank C. Taylor and Barry A. Schroeder

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Monday, May 3 Ann Schein, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Phyllis Chen, toy piano and prepared piano Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 2 PM

Lyle Mays, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center multimedia room Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Since discovering the toy piano, Ms. Chen has become a trailblazer, performing original multimedia compositions and works by prominent 20th-century composers such as John Cage and Julia Wolfe, using toy pianos, electronics and video. She will perform several of these works in this concert as well as Cage’s Perilous Night for prepared piano. Chen was the featured musician for the world premiere and ensuing six-week run of Steven Merritt’s off-Broadway production, Coraline, which opened in May 2009. Ms. Chen is a winner of the distinguished Young Concert Artists Award.

Film: Pictures Reframed > FREE event Mary Jane Stryker Theater Kalamazoo Valley Museum Noon Director: Robin Rhode Duration: 90 minutes 1998 Gilmore Artist Leif Ove Andsnes, described by The New York Times as “the most accomplished pianist of the new generation,” devotes much of his 2009-2010 season to Pictures Reframed, centered around and inspired by Mussorgsky’s great piano work Pictures at an Exhibition and developed in collaboration with South African artist Robin Rhode.

2010 Gilmore Artist Recital Chenery Auditorium | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM Our new 2010 Gilmore Artist will be announced early in 2010. The artist so honored will debut at the Festival in solo recital in the newly-renovated Chenery Auditorium. This concert is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2010 Festival! SPONSORED BY

Photos: Pictures Reframed by EMI Classics/Liv Øvland, Chenery by Joe VanderBos, Chen by Natasha Komoda, Unquiet Traveller by Grzegorz Press, Brewer by Christian Steiner

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Tuesday, May 4 Ingrid Fliter, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University | 9:30–11:30 AM

Film: Unquiet Traveller > FREE event Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum Noon Director: Bruno Monsaingeon Duration: 83 minutes In Bruno Monsaingeon’s new film, Unquiet Traveller, 2002 Gilmore Artist Piotr Anderszewski takes us on a journey through his home country in a small train in which he lives and works. While working on a CD, holding a master class, and giving recitals, Anderszewski explores what being a musician means to him.

Christine Brewer, soprano Craig Terry, piano Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM One of the genuine stars of today’s opera world, the fabulous American soprano Christine Brewer is acclaimed for her compelling performances of powerhouse Wagner and Strauss operatic roles. But she is also a thoughtful and probing musician who excels in the song recital repertoire. Along with some well-known songs by Strauss and Wagner, Ms. Brewer will perform the infectious cabaret songs by Benjamin Britten and a soupçon she calls “Echoes of Past Nightingales,” a medley of some of the favorite songs of Kirsten Flagstad, Helen Traubel, Eileen Farrell and Eleanor Steber! PROGRAM

Lyle Mays, piano improvisations Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 2 PM As a key collaborator with Pat Metheny on their multi-Grammy winning albums and record-breaking Pat Metheny Group tours, Mays rarely finds time to step out to feature his own solo work. But when he does, Mays stands out as one of the real masters of improvisatory piano. While he is capable of keyboard pyrotechnics, Mays knows just when to ease back and rely on simply a melody to create a lyrical ambience and emotional base. SPONSORED BY MARTIN & ASSOCIATES ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC

Gluck “Divinites du Styx” from Alceste Wagner Wesendonck Lieder Britten Cabaret songs Plus songs by Strauss, Marx and others

SPONSORED BY rosemary and john brown

“Clara: A Duet in Words and Music” by Judy Kirsch Maze | Sharon Williams, actress Lori Sims, piano | D. Terry Williams, director Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 8 PM (See May 2 for full event description) SPONSORED BY

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Wednesday, May 5 2010 Gilmore Artist, Master Class

“Clara: A Duet in Words and Music”

> FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University | 9:30–11:30 AM

by Judy Kirsch Maze | Sharon Williams, actress Lori Sims, piano | D. Terry Williams, director Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 2 PM (See May 2 for full event description)

Film: In Search of Beethoven

SPONSORED BY The Tyler Little Family Foundation

> FREE event Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum Noon Director: Phil Grabsky Duration: 139 minutes

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky has created this featurelength biographical film, In Search of Beethoven. Grabsky travelled across Europe and North America to interview historians and musicians and managed to film a remarkable 55 performances for the film. Featured performances and interviews in the film include Gilmore Artist Leif Ove Andsnes and Gilmore Young Artist Jonathan Biss. In Search of Beethoven delves beyond the image of the tortured, cantankerous, unhinged personality to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.

Chenery Auditorium | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM (Program repeats in Grand Rapids on May 6) Accolades and reputation continue to multiply for 2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter, back in Kalamazoo performing Bach, Beethoven and Schumann. Need we say more?! PROGRAM

Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971

Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest”

Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

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Photos: WIECK-Schumann lithograph by Andreas Staub, Fliter by EMI Classics/Sussie Ahlburg, Think Spring in West Michigan, BALLET by xavdlp/fotolia.com, Kalish by John Lacko

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Thursday, May 6 Bruce Brubaker, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Film: Davidsbündlertänze > FREE event Mary Jane Stryker Theater Kalamazoo Valley Museum Noon Music: Robert Schumann Ballet Company: New York City Ballet Duration: 41 minutes George Balanchine’s choreography of Robert Schumann’s Davidsbündlertänze was one of his last major works. Inspired by the art of the 19th-century German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, the ballet is a series of dances for four couples, drawing on the life of Schumann and the events that shaped his short career. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY…

Film: Les Sylphides > FREE event Music: Frederic Chopin Ballet Company: Bolshoi Ballet Duration: 34 minutes Inspired by the 1905 visit of Isadora Duncan to Russia, Michael Fokine took the timeless music of Frederic Chopin and created Chopiniana (later renamed Les Sylphides). Premiering in Paris in 1909, Les Sylphides was a new balletic concept for the 20th century, revolutionary in that it was not restricted by the narrative of a story, but rather inspired solely by Chopin’s music.

Ivan Moshchuk, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College | 2 PM 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Ivan Moshchuk is the first young American pianist from Michigan to receive the prestigious recognition of this Award. Having grown up in the Detroit area, Moshchuk is among the most promising young pianists of his generation. A student at the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University, audiences will delight in hearing the debut recital of this important artist in the making. PROGRAM

J.S. Bach/F. Busoni Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004 Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata” Scriabin Six Preludes, Op. 13 Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36

SPONSORED BY william c. and nancy F. Richardson

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Gilbert Kalish, piano Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM One of the most versatile pianists performing today, Kalish performs a unique program of Haydn piano sonatas interspersed with music by contemporary American composers Charles Ives, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Ben Weber and others. Kalish has made acclaimed recordings of many of the Haydn sonatas. His pathbreaking and delightful concerts are always among the highlights of the Festival. PROGRAM to include Haydn Piano sonatas, Hob. XVI: Nos. 20 in C Minor; 40 in G Major; 46 in A-flat Major; and 52 in E-flat Major SPONSORED BY brooks and carol Simpson

“Clara: A Duet in Words and Music” by Judy Kirsch Maze | Sharon Williams, actress Lori Sims, piano | D. Terry Williams, director Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 8 PM (See May 2 for full event description) SPONSORED BY THE DONALD AND ANN PARFET FAMILY FOUNDATION

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Friday, May 7 Gilbert Kalish, Master Class

Bruce Brubaker, piano

> FREE event Dalton Center Recital Hall Western Michigan University | 9:30–11:30 AM

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center | 2 PM

Film: Martha Argerich, Evening Talks > FREE event Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum Noon Producer: Georges Gachot Duration: 63 minutes Martha Argerich is one of the greatest pianists of our time. A “wild child” and rebel at heart, this exceptional Argentina-born musician is surrounded by an aura of mystery. Thanks to these “evening talks,” Georges Gachot lifts a corner of the veil. Martha Argerich shares her memories, her doubts, and her incredible appetite for music-making. Images of Argentina, rehearsals, excerpts of recent concerts and archival clips complete this unique film.

The illustrious pianist Bruce Brubaker, known for his steadfast advocacy of the music of our time, returns to the Festival with a program including many of the piano etudes by Philip Glass and a new set of etudes by the young American composer Nico Muhly, commissioned by The Gilmore for the 2010 Festival. These works of our time will be juxtaposed with works by Chopin and Schumann. SPONSORED BY

Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University 7 & 9:30 PM Fred Hersch is considered to be the most prolific and widely-praised solo jazz pianist of his generation. Hersch was the first pianist in the 70-year history of New York’s legendary Village Vanguard to play an entire week as a solo pianist. At the Festival he appears with three other musicians, whom he calls his “Pocket Orchestra”—singer Jo Lawry, trumpeter Ralph Alessi and drummer Richie Barshay. SPONSORED BY

Photos: Barshay courtesy of Richie Barshay, Lawry by Ichiro Okada, Alessi courtesy of Ralph Alessi, Hersch by Jimmy Katz, Schumann lithograph by Joseph Kriehuber, PIANO by Will Panich

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Saturday, May 8 Fred Hersch, Master Class > FREE event Dalton Center multimedia room Western Michigan University 9:30–11:30 AM

Lori Sims, piano Joshua Hopkins, baritone Stetson Chapel Kalamazoo College | 2 PM In an all-Schumann program by Festival favorite Lori Sims, this important artist performs the great Fantasy, Op. 17. She is joined by a rising star in the world of vocal music, baritone Joshua Hopkins, for a performance of the composer’s moving Liederkreis, Op. 24, settings of the remarkable poetry of Heinrich Heine. PROGRAM

Festival GALA Concert Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Raymond Harvey, conductor 2010 Gilmore Artist, piano Chenery Auditorium | 8 PM Pre-Concert Lecture | 7 PM The Festival draws to a close with a final concert by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra featuring our 2010 Gilmore Artist as soloist—a fitting finale to the 2010 Festival! Full program will be announced early in 2010! SPONSORED BY

Schumann Waldszenen, Op. 82

Liederkreis, Op. 24 Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17

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Grand Rapids / Zeeland Grand Rapids Symphony David Lockington, conductor Charlie Albright, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Thursday, April 22 | 7:30 PM Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center Friday, April 23 | 8 PM Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center saturday, April 24 | 8 PM DeWitt Auditorium, Zeeland East High School PROGRAM

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a

Haydn Symphony No. 80

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

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Ivan Moshchuk, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano saturday, April 24 | 8 PM Calvin College Chapel Moshchuk performs his May 6 solo recital for Grand Rapids audiences. SPONSORED BY tom and donna Lambert

Kevin Cole & The Gershwin Brothers Kevin Cole, piano/vocals with Tom Knific, bass | Tim Froncek, drums thursday, April 29 | 7:30 PM Calvin College Chapel Pianist/singer/songwriter Kevin Cole plays a sparkling concert featuring the great works of George and Ira Gershwin. In this energetic evening, Kevin highlights some of the famous songs that the brothers wrote together and also illuminates them as individual masters of music and lyrics. Ira Gershwin had over 60 collaborators outside of George, including Cole, who will perform a new song he wrote to fit an existing Ira lyric. In the hands and voice of Kevin Cole, the Gershwins sound ’S Wonderful!

Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra David Lockington, conductor Raymond Harvey, conductor David Schrader, fortepiano and harpsichord Peter Miyamoto, piano saturday, May 1 | 8 PM Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center Members of the Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Orchestras combine with their music directors to offer a truly unusual concert of music for a variety of solo keyboard instruments and chamber orchestra, including piano, fortepiano and harpsichord! Bach’s path-breaking Fifth Brandenburg Concerto and Mozart’s first fully-composed piano concerto (No. 5) are juxtaposed with works by Britten and Swiss composer Frank Martin. The concert will also feature Diana Cohen, violin; Christopher Kantner, flute; and Elizabeth Colpean, harp.

Ingrid Fliter, 2006 Gilmore Artist, piano Thursday, May 6 | 7:30 PM Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center 2006 Gilmore Artist Ingrid Fliter performs in her Grand Rapids recital debut. PROGRAM

Bach Italian Concerto, BWV 971

Beethoven Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “Tempest”

Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13

Photos: Moshchuk by John Lacko, Albright by Tatsunori Hashimoto, Fliter by EMI Classics/Sussie Ahlburg

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Battle Creek Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra Anne Harrigan, conductor Ivan Moshchuk, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano saturday, May 1 | 7:30 PM Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek PROGRAM

Wagner Ride of the Valkyries

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2

Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

ARTIST SPONSOR robert and eleanor DeVries

Lansing Lansing Symphony Orchestra Timothy Muffitt, conductor Ivan Moshchuk, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Tuesday, May 4 | 7:30 PM Wharton Center, East Lansing PROGRAM

Charlie Albright, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano sunday, May 2 | 4 PM First Congregational Church, Battle Creek Albright performs his April 29 solo recital for Battle Creek audiences. SPONSORED BY The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation; Dr. and Mrs. Russell Mawby

Kernis Too Hot Toccata Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

Three Rivers Charlie Albright, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano Tuesday, April 27 | 7:30 PM Riviera Theater Albright performs his April 29 solo recital for Three Rivers audiences.

Noon Events W.K. Kellogg Foundation Headquarters Monday, April 26 | Henry Butler [description on page 4]

SPONSORED BY Judy K. Jolliffe

Vicksburg

Tuesday, April 27 | Bill Carrothers [description on page 5]

Ivan Moshchuk, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, piano

Wednesday, April 28 | Rev. Dwayne Mason & company [description on page 6]

Sunday, April 25 | 2 PM Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

Thursday, April 29 | Organissimo [description on page 7]

Moshchuk performs his May 6 solo recital for Vicksburg audiences.

Friday, April 30 | Alfredo Rodriguez [description on page 8] SPONSORED BY Jean W. Markell | joseph m. and clara j. stewart

GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST APPEARANCES SPONSORED BY

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Gilmore for Kids featuring Peter Miyamoto, piano GILMORE FOR KIDS IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH A GENEROUS GRANT FROM Betty and Jerry Mason.

From the war cry of a charging army to a buzzing hive of bees, the piano is the chameleon of the musical world. It can imitate the thunder of a hundred-piece orchestra or the lapping waves of an idyllic lake. 1991 Gilmore Young Artist Peter Miyamoto will fascinate young audiences with many of the wonders of the piano in performances that entertain and inspire. Let Miyamoto guide you through this exploration of music imagery and fabled forces— all with just one instrument and ten flying fingers! Adults have to pay ($5), but kids get in free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. saturday, April 17 | 2 PM sunday, April 18 | 3 PM monday, April 19 | 7 PM tuesday, April 20 | 7 PM wednesday, April 21 | 7 PM thursday, April 22 | 7 PM

Royce Auditorium, St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium, Kalamazoo Lakeview Middle School Auditorium, Battle Creek Gull Lake High School Studio Theatre, Richland Allegan Performing Arts Center, Allegan Vicksburg Performing Arts Center, Vicksburg

RICHLAND SPONSOR

The Gilmore Elderhostel/Exploritas The Gilmore will once again partner with Exploritas to offer a heightened Gilmore Festival experience. [Note: Elderhostel has changed its name to Exploritas.] Daily highlights include master classes, afternoon recitals, artist discussions and stellar evening performances. Participants join with other music enthusiasts to experience the Gilmore Festival in this stimulating adventure in learning, including out-of-town events that will broaden your exposure to West Michigan. This program is open to all adults ages 21 and over. Special daily rates are available for area residents to participate without hotel accommodations.

Featured Artists | April 24–29 Piotr Anderszewski ATOS Trio Jonathan Biss Henry Butler Bill Carrothers

Curtis Curtis-Smith Louis Lortie Marin Mazzie / Jason Danieley Merling Trio David Owen Norris

Alex Ross / Ethan Iverson Sarah Rothenberg David Schrader Lori Sims Cedar Walton

The Elderhostel/Exploritas fee for this year is $1364 for residents, $731 for day attendees (without accommodations). For program information and registration, contact Elderhostel/Exploritas at www.exploritas.org or 800/454-5768 (day participants must register by phone).

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Your 2010 Gilmore Festival Calendar GYA = GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST KALAMAZOO AREA EVENTS BATTLE CREEK AREA EVENTS

SUN

04/18

3 PM GILMORE FOR KIDS Central HS Auditorium

MON

04/19

7 PM GILMORE FOR KIDS Lakeview MS Auditorium

SAT

MC = MASTER CLASS GRAND RAPIDS AREA EVENTS LANSING EVENT

04/17

2 PM GILMORE FOR KIDS Royce Auditorium

TUE, 04/20

WED

04/21

7 PM GILMORE FOR KIDS Gull Lake HS Studio Theatre

7 PM GILMORE FOR KIDS Allegan Performing Arts Center

THU

04/22

7 PM GILMORE FOR KIDS Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

FRI

04/23

8 PM GR Symphony/ Albright (GYA) Royce Auditorium

7:30 PM GR Symphony/ Albright (GYA) Royce Auditorium

SAT

04/24

2 PM NORRIS Stetson Chapel 8 PM Mazzie/Danieley Chenery Auditorium 8 PM Moshchuk (GYA) Calvin College Chapel 8 PM GR Symphony Albright (GYA) Zeeland East HS

SUN

04/25

2 PM Moshchuk (GYA) Vicksburg Performing Arts Center 4 PM BISS Dalton / WMU 4 & 7 PM WALTON Williams Theatre

MON

04/26

TUE

04/27

THU

04/29

FRI

04/30

SAT

05/01

9:30 AM Sims (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM Hoppe (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM Lortie (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM ANDERSZEWSKI (MC) Dalton / WMU

NOON Rodriguez Civic Theatre

2 PM SCHRADER Wellspring Theater

NOON BUTLER Civic Theatre

NOON Carrothers Civic Theatre

NOON Mason Civic Theatre

NOON organissimo Civic Theatre

2 PM Schein Stetson Chapel

8 PM ROSS/IVERSON Dalton / WMU

NOON CARROTHERS Kellogg Foundation

NOON Mason Kellogg Foundation

NOON organissimo Kellogg Foundation

NOON Rodriguez Kellogg Foundation

2 PM ATOS TRIO Stetson Chapel

2 PM Curtis-Smith/ Merling Trio Wellspring Theater

2 PM Albright (GYA) Stetson Chapel

7 & 9:30 PM COLE Williams Theatre

7:30 PM BC Sym Orch/ Moshchuk (GYA) Kellogg Auditorium

7:30 PM COLE Calvin College Chapel

8 PM GILMORE FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Dalton / WMU

8 PM ROTHENBERG Civic Theatre

05/02

04/28

NOON BUTLER Kellogg Foundation

7:30 PM ALBRIGHT (GYA) Riviera Theater

SUN

WED

MON

05/03

TUE

05/04

8 PM lortie Chenery Auditorium

WED

05/05

8 PM ANDERSZEWSKI Dalton / WMU

THU

05/06

FRI

05/07

8 PM DR. John & THE Lower 911 Chenery Auditorium 8 PM GILMORE FESTIVAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Royce Auditorium

SAT

05/08

2 PM “Clara” Wellspring Theater

9:30 AM Schein (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM Fliter (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM gilmore artist (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM BRUBAKER (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM KALISH (MC) Dalton / WMU

9:30 AM HERSCH (MC) Dalton / WMU

4 PM Albright (GYA) First Congregational

9:30 AM mays (MC) Dalton / WMU

NOON Film K’zoo Valley Museum

NOON Film K’zoo Valley Museum

NOON Film K’zoo Valley Museum

NOON Film K’zoo Valley Museum

4 PM Sudbin Dalton / WMU

NOON Film K’zoo Valley Museum

2 PM Mays Wellspring Theater

2 PM “Clara” Wellspring Theater

2 PM Moshchuk (GYA) Stetson Chapel

2 PM BRUBAKER Wellspring Theater

2 PM Sims/Hopkins Stetson Chapel

7:30 PM Lansing Sym Orch/ Moshchuk (GYA) Wharton Center

8 PM FLITER Chenery Auditorium

7:30 PM FLITER Royce Auditorium

7 & 9:30 PM HERSCH POCKET ORCHESTRA Williams Theatre

4 & 7 PM Mays Williams Theatre

2 PM Chen Wellspring Theater 8 PM 2010 GILMORE ARTIST Chenery Auditorium

8 PM Brewer/Terry Dalton / WMU 8 PM “Clara” Wellspring Theater

8 PM GILBERT KALISH Dalton / WMU

8 PM festival gala concert / 2010 GILMORE ARTIST Chenery Auditorium

8 PM “Clara” Wellspring Theater

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Please thank our generous Festival sponsors! Major Underwriters

Diamond Bronson Healthcare Group Eaton Corporation Roger A. Gauntlett Greenleaf Trust – Greenleaf Hospitality Group Kalamazoo Gazette Monroe-Brown Foundation Western Michigan University

Platinum Betty and Jerry Mason Miller Johnson National Endowment for the Arts Newhall Klein, Inc. Stryker Corporation Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation

Gold MASTER CLASSES SPONSORED BY THE HAROLD AND GRACE UPJOHN FOUNDATION LORTIE MASTER CLASS AND ANDERSZEWSKI MASTER CLASS ARTIST SPONSOR

PRE-CONCERT LECTURES SPONSORED BY

FILMS SPONSORED BY

Rosemary and John Brown Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation Discover Kalamazoo Google Inc. Martha J. Harrison Piano Education Fund – endowed Kreis, Enderle, Hudgins & Borsos, PC Suzanne U.D. Parish William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Rx Optical Brooks and Carol Simpson A.M. Todd Company Foundation Tyler Little Family Foundation Meyer C. Weiner Company

Bronze Barnes & Noble Booksellers Bartelt Travel Consultants Battle Creek Community Foundation Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation Bravo! Restaurant and Café Burdick-Thorne Foundation Dennis and Janice Burke Calvin College Cole Automotive Group DeMent and Marquardt, PLC Robert and Eleanor DeVries Dobbs Optical Fifth Third Bank First National Bank of Michigan Jerrold T. French and Dale S. Charbeneau Friends of The Gilmore Gazelle Sports Judy K. Jolliffe Kingscott Associates Landscape Forms, Inc. Jean W. Markell - endowed concert Donald and Ann Parfet Family Foundation Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Sanford Financial Services Sarkozy Bakery Don Seelye Ford Sign Art, Inc. St. Cecilia Music Center Frank C. Taylor and Barry A. Schroeder Joseph M. and Clara J. Stewart Vandervoort, Christ and Fisher, PC The Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group, Merrill Lynch

Copper Silver

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

In collaboration with area social service agencies, The Gilmore provides access to Festival events for underserved youth and senior citizens. This activity is funded by generous grants from Eaton Corporation and Preston S. and Barbara J. Parish.

This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation and Land O’Lakes Foundation.

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Arts Midwest’s Performing Arts Fund Carol and Tom Beech CSM Group Thomas J. Gauntlett Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo Valley Museum Tom and Donna Lambert Christopher and Margo Light Millennium Restaurant Group Preston S. and Barbara J. Parish William and Melinda Scott TSI Consulting Partners, Inc. Varnum Water Street Coffee Joint

Cameo Multimedia Carnegie Center for the Arts Consort Display Group First Congregational Church – Battle Creek Floral Artistry – Gina Antoniotti Kate and Norm Hamann, Jr. Holiday Inn West Riviera Theatre Steinway Gallery of Detroit Vicksburg Performing Arts Center West Michigan Piano Note: Employees of Festival sponsors are eligible for a 15% discount on tickets to 2010 Festival events.

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20 Years of The Gilmore and 10 Keyboard Festivals: Things to Know about The Gilmore 1. The Gilmore is more than a piano music Festival every two years. When the Trustees of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation sought to establish a living tribute to the memory of Irving Gilmore, they focused on Mr. Gilmore’s lifelong passion for music and the piano. In 1989 an independent 501(c)(3) corporation was established with an independent Board of Trustees to operate the biennial Festival, Gilmore Artist and Gilmore Young Artist Awards, education and commissioning programs. The first Festival and Awards were presented in 1991 and have continued since then. Although the Festival has doubled in size since 2000, The Gilmore now presents concerts and recitals in the “off-season” years in addition to expanded educational programs. The 2010 Festival will be the tenth, and the 2010 Gilmore Artist will be the sixth. Twenty-six Gilmore Young Artist Awards have been named since 1991. 2. The Gilmore Artist Award is one-of-a-kind recognition for a pianist. The $300,000 cash award is among the most generous awards in the world to be bestowed on a classical musician. But what is most unique about the Award is the non-competitive process under which artists are evaluated. Candidates for the award are not aware they have been nominated. An anonymous selection committee evaluates the nominated artists for their pianism and musicianship by attending their concerts over a period of time. Every four years a new Gilmore Artist is named. The Gilmore Young Artist Award, valued at $25,000, is awarded every two years to American pianists age 22 and younger. The nomination and selection follows the same process as the Gilmore Artist Award. 3. The Gilmore loves students. We are committed to bringing arts and cultural events within reach of our youth, so every Gilmore concert is available to full-time students for just $5. We also employ student interns to assist in the Festival production, giving them valuable exposure to careers in arts management. 4. Ticket revenues cover only one-third of our total costs. In the two decades that The Gilmore has been presenting Festivals, operating expenses have increased at a much higher rate than ticket prices. The Gilmore receives generous support from individual donors, corporations, foundations and government grants to hold down ticket prices and bring the finest keyboard artists in the world to West Michigan audiences. 5. The Gilmore Keys to Education program reaches students of all ages. Special “Gilmore for Kids” programs and a Gilmore Elderhostel (Exploritas) are part of every biennial Gilmore Festival. Each year, Piano Labs are offered in area elementary schools and young adult programs that provide piano instruction for those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to play the piano. Gilmore Piano Camp is held at the Sherman Lake YMCA each summer for piano students ages 8–18, and annually The Gilmore hosts a day-long celebration called KeysFest to mentor and showcase the talents of area piano students. The Gilmore partners with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to provide an integrated musical arts program in elementary schools. 6. Our volunteers help make The Gilmore Festival possible. More than 400 volunteers, a 25-member Board of Trustees, regional Advisory Councils, and our student interns assist in the planning and execution of nearly every aspect of the biennial Festival, our annual Rising Stars Recital Series, Keys to Education programs and Special Recitals. 7. The Gilmore is committed to the discovery and development of young pianists and new piano music. In addition to supporting their performing careers, a significant portion of the Gilmore Young Artist Award is a $10,000 commission for a new piano work to be composed for them. The Gilmore has funded new musical works for Gilmore Young Artists and others that have given them new resources to stretch their imagination and creative expression. 8. The Gilmore is important to the economic vitality of West Michigan. Through its Festival, Awards, and year-round programs, The Gilmore brings international attention to the region as well as educational and economic benefits. The Gilmore has been cited for its important contributions to the area’s quality of life by companies recruiting new talent or seeking new locations for development.

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Ir ving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

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“The Gilmore has changed my life and opened the doors of the world to me.” —Ingrid Fliter, 2006 Gilmore Artist 2010 represents a significant milestone for The Gilmore—our 20th year and the 10th Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. The celebration begins in January with the much-anticipated announcement of a new Gilmore Artist. This musician will join the ranks of the five outstanding pianists so honored whose photographs you’ll find inside the front cover of this brochure. As Ms. Fliter attests, the unique Gilmore Artist Award stands in a league of its own. It not only possesses an international reputation that is unmatched in the classical music world, it literally changes lives. We cannot imagine a more fitting tribute to the lifelong passion and philanthropy of Irving S. Gilmore. So look ahead to springtime in Michigan and get ready to immerse yourself in music of the keyboard in all its forms. The Festival returns April 2010. Be a part of it!

Daniel R. Gustin, Director

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