Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Lands Exclusive Three Year Steven Spielberg/John Williams Movie Deal
KALAMAZOO, MI, February 01, 2017 /24-7PressRelease
KSO in three-year agreement with the Los Angeles based Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency and New York based IMG Artists as Southwest Michigan's exclusive partner in live performances of three Steven Spielberg/John Williams movies.
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce that, in addition to its existing multiyear alliance with Disney (signed in 2015), it has just signed a three-year agreement with the Los Angeles based Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency and New York based IMG Artists (through their joint venture Film Concerts Live!) to be the exclusive presenter in Southwest Michigan of live symphonic performances of three Steven Spielberg movies featuring scores by John Williams. These KSO@The Movies! performances are scheduled as follows: Jaws will appear in the 2018-2019 concert season, E.T. in the 2019-2020 concert season and Jurassic Park will be a part of the KSO's 100th Season in 2020-2021.
"We are extremely thrilled to have landed this exclusive agreement," said Peter H. Gistelinck, President & CEO of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. "Our three-year agreement with The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency and IMG Artists means a lot and it will be a real treat for our audiences in the Kalamazoo community."
Jamie Richardson producer at The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, said, "We truly look forward to this new relationship with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, which we expect will carry on for many years to come."
Steven Linder, producer at IMG Artists, said, "The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful partner for our symphonic film productions and we are thrilled about this multi-year collaboration."
Daniel Brier, Resident Conductor of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, said, "This is an amazing artistic opportunity and our orchestra can't wait to start the rehearsals for what promises to be unique, multidimensional concert experiences."
Visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com.
Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan's premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-in-Residence program.