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
April 24 Concert Canceled
Given the state of emergency in Michigan, and in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19, the first concert of the 2020 South Haven Performance Series has been canceled. The concert was to be presented through the Gilmore Keyboard Festival which has canceled its entire 2020 season. A decision on the future of other 2020 concerts will be made in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the health and safety guidelines put forth by public health officials.
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.