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Krasl Art Center to host Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra August 2022 Outdoor Pop-Up Concerts
July 28, 2022. Saint Joseph, Michigan - Krasl Art Center (KAC) will welcome the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra (SMSO) to their Oval Lawn as part of the free Pop-Up! concert series every Thursday in August. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and friends to enjoy these select performances!

These concerts were started during the pandemic as a thank you to the community for its support of the SMSO. They are FREE to the public, however, donations will be accepted to support SMSO. These concerts are supported, in part, by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The SMSO hopes the community will enjoy these rousing orchestral offerings. Food trucks and water sales will be on-site, or you may bring your own food & beverage to enjoy on the lawn if desired. 

The following are the August scheduled musicians and programs for the Pop-Up! Concerts Thursdays in August at 5:30 pm at Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Bluff Blvd., St. Joseph:

August 4 – Richard Neckermann, trumpet, and Helen Lukan, piano. The program includes the following music selections:
  • Hyfrydol Aspects by Terry Everson
  • Sound of Silence by Paul Simon, arr. Disturbed
  • Concerto in D by Bach
  • Trumpeter’s Lullaby by Larry Anderson
  • A surprise piano solo

August 11 – The Norwood Trio; In the Garden musical selections
Featuring Kassia Martin, flute, Sam Martin, clarinet, and Carol Ambrogio-Wood, soprano
  • As it Fell Upon a Day by Aaron Copland (Norwood Trio)
  • Zoe and Xena by Daniel Dorff (Kassia Martin, flute and Sam Martin, clarinet)
  • Dandelion Days by Alan Ridout (Carol Ambrogio-Wood, soprano and Kassia Martin, flute)
  • Danza de la Mariposa by Valeria Coleman (Kassia Martin, flute)
  • Rhapsody by Wilson Osbourne (Sam Martin, clarinet)
  • In the Garden by C. Austin Miles, arr. Kassia Martin (Norwood Trio)

August 18 – Brandon LePage, flute, and Rachel Miller, harp, will present a dance-themed program including Piazzola’s History of the Tango.

August 25 – A quintet of artists will perform as part of the George Krasl Memorial Concert.
  • Mark Portolese, Violin 1
  • Jessica Bennett, Violin 2
  • Sara Churchill, Viola
  • Brook Bennett, Cello
  • David Machavariani, Cello
  • The performance will include Franz Shubert Cello Quintet in C major D. 956.

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Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit
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