Performing Arts Center
The Vicksburg Performing Arts Center is committed to supporting diverse cultural and educational activities in the performing arts for the school and community which will enrich both audience and performers.
We present a broad range of programming each season, including internationally acclaimed musicians, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, music performed by orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming and many other special events.
We engage the entire community in new and exciting ways through an array of inspiring programs, our current season includes:
Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
2020 Young Artist Award Winners – Misha Galant and Maxim Lando
Alpin Hong and the Vicksburg High School Wind Ensemble
The 2020 Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival returns to Vicksburg! Every two years, The Gilmore announces two new young artists and presents them with the Gilmore Young Artist Award. The award comes after an extended period of critique by a six-member panel… while the artists in question have no clue they’re being judged. The New York Times recently called The Gilmore’s selection process “the music world’s version of the MacArthur Foundation’s ‘genius’ grants: a prestigious prize that cannot be applied for or sought.”
Mr. Galant has won prizes at multiple important competitions, including both the 2015 Van Cliburn Junior Competition and Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. He currently attends Columbia University and The Juilliard School, where he is studying piano and pursuing degrees in Data Science and Russian Literature.
Mr. Lando’s concerts and collaborations have brought him to the international stage quickly and decisively. At the age of 14 he performed with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in Saint Petersburg and in 2018 he won first prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Mr. Lando currently studies in the pre-college division of The Juilliard School.
Classical pianist Alpin Hong returns home to West Michigan for a multi-faceted residency and concert tour throughout greater Kalamazoo. Debuting with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, Mr. Hong has since traveled the world performing and advocating for music education. His engaging and accessible performances are rooted in extensive classical piano training and a background in extreme sports, martial arts, and video games. Prepare to be amazed!
Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 3:00pm in the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center
Tickets for this event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, FREE for K-12 Students (MUST have a ticket). Reservations can be made by visiting www.vicksburgcommunityschools.org/performing-arts-center or by calling the Vicksburg Performing Arts center ticket office at 321.1193.
Don't miss the opportunity to hear all your favorite pop and show tunes performed by one of the State's premier choir programs while you enjoy a fabulous dessert on stage!.
Ticket & Reservation Information
The ticket office is open Weekdays 9am-5pm and one hour prior to scheduled performances. To reserve your seat(s) call the Performing Arts Center at (269) 321-1193 or visit us at the Vicksburg Community High School Campus.
About the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center
Located at 501 East Highway Street, the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center opened its doors in 1994 to support arts-in-education programs, offering many programs designed to inspire young people through the arts, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.
The Performing Arts Center soon became one of Southwest Michigan's premier entertainment venues and the artistic home to South Kalamazoo County's performing arts organizations: Vicksburg Rotary Club, The Vicksburg Community Association and the South County Players.
The Vicksburg Performing Art Center features a large modern stage with handicap access, orchestra pit, grand piano, make-up room, green room, wardrobe and dressing rooms and a convenient cargo loading area. Equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, rigging, and electrical supply systems, the venue has been host to a wide array of entertainers from television and film stars John Astin, Dick Van Patten and Frank Gorshin to the world-renown Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Gilmore Keyboard Festival and WMU Children's Dance Theater routinely use our stage.
In addition to performance space, the Performing Arts Center Staff and volunteers offer support in technical theater to lessees, plus advice to community organizations interested in producing event such as concerts, theater performances, workshop services, recitals, corporate meeting and speakers.
The Performing Arts Center has 1011 fixed seats and 16 wheel chair spaces for total seating of 1027.
Volunteers give the valuable gift of their time and we welcome and appreciate all who contribute in this important way. From ushers to ticket office assistants, the volunteers are an integral part of the operation of the Performing Arts Center. Volunteering not only enhances PAC activities but also creates rewarding opportunities for social contact in an exciting atmosphere.
For more information about the Performing Arts Center, contact Tim Fuller at (269) 321-1192 or via e-mail at email@example.com
If you are a performer or production group and need the technical specifications of the facility, click here to download a PDF version our data sheet.
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