The season opens with a performance by Gilmore International Piano Competition Young Artist Misha Galant. Galant began piano lessons at the age of six. He is currently a senior at Columbia University, studying piano through the Columbia-Juilliard Program. He has won numerous awards at piano competitions, including multiple prizes in 2015 at the first Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and at the Eastman Young Artists International Competition.
Upcoming Events - 2020 SERIES
Founded in 2010, the Performance Series is an all-volunteer community-based organization committed to providing a rich mixture of the musical arts for South Haven area residents and visitors. Most concerts are held during the summer months with an additional concert presented in the holiday season.
Performances are provided thanks to the generous support of the South Haven Community Foundation, corporate sponsors and individual donors. A modest $10 admission is charged for the summer concerts while the holiday concert is presented free of charge as a gift to the community. Students are always admitted free.
The series continues with the Pure Winds Quintet, an award-winning woodwind ensemble from Lansing, Mich. The group promotes outside-of-the-concert-hall musical experiences and strives to create conversations between performers and audiences.
The D’Amore Duo will take the stage for the third concert. This duo, composed of William Feasley, guitar, and Emily Tsai, oboe, was formed in 1991 to investigate the little known wealth of chamber music for oboe and guitar. The two have toured internationally and domestically to enthusiastic reviews .
The final summer concert of the season will feature the Kalamazoo based Tom Knific Quartet. This ensemble features four well-known area musicians: Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano; Bruce Uchimura, cello,Tom Knific, double bass; and Renata Artman Knific, violin..The quartet delights audiences with a mix of classical favorites, as well as top hits from the Great American Songbook.