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    Concerts in the Park - Community Arts Awards with Nicholas Schwartz, Double Bass

    Presented by and Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo at Bronson Park

    July 19, 2015

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    Concerts in the Park - Community Arts Awards with Nicholas Schwartz, Double Bass

    Concerts in the Park, one of Kalamazoo’s long standing traditions offered Sunday’s in June, July and August in Bronson Park, delivers a unique offering unlike other concert series in Kalamazoo. The 2015 season has an exciting mix of music genres – jazz, blues, gospel, big band, bluegrass, American roots and Broadway

    Each concert is free, and is friendly for the entire family. Bringing picnic meals (no grilling allowed), blankets or lawn chairs is encouraged. Each concert begins at 4pm and the concerts’ rain location is First United Methodist Church, just across from Bronson Park (unless otherwise noted).

    July 19 - Community Arts Awards
    Nicholas Schwartz, Double Bass

    Nicholas Schwartz, originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, has already distinguished himself as one of the best bassists of his generation. He was one of the youngest winners ever of the ISB Solo Competition, also receiving the Commission prize. In 2009, Nicholas received both the Gold Medal and the Bach Prize in the Stulberg International String Competition. It is the only time in its thirty-eight year history that a double bassist had received either honor. Since then he has won the USA International Music Competition's College Division competition and has appeared as a guest artist at the Texas Double Bass symposium.

    Nicholas is a member of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, widely known as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. He was in the Karajan Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonic and has been a long time member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Stulberg International String Competition is unique in the field of music competitions because of its longevity, strong reputation, and its focus on young musicians. Founded in 1975, the Stulberg’s mission is to promote excellence in string instrument performance by gifted young artists under the age of twenty.

    As a special treat to concert goers PopCity Popcorn will be selling popcorn and water in Bronson Park.

    Concerts in the Park is a program of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, with support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and the City of Kalamazoo. Additional support provided by WMUK 102.1, PNC, Kalamazoo First Presbyterian Church and Adams Outdoor.


    Bronson Park

    200 W. South St.
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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    FREE!


    General Day and Time Info:

    Each concert is free, and is friendly for the entire family. Bringing picnic meals (no grilling allowed), blankets or lawn chairs is encouraged. Each concert begins at 4pm and the concerts’ rain location is First United Methodist Church, just across from Bronson Park (unless otherwise noted). Notice will be posted on kalamazooarts.org and Facebook if the concert is moved indoors due to inclement weather.




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