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WIN Tickets To The KSO’s Beethoven Lives Upstairs

 Tickets for this giveaway were donated by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.  All opinions are my own.

by Jill P 


You’ll want to get your tickets now for the Family Discovery Series performance of Beethoven Live Upstairs on Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 pm in the Chenery Auditorium.


Show Information

This world famous production features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his Uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home.

The funereal second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony sets the scene as we travel back in time from March 26, 1827, the day of Beethoven’s death, into the more intimate setting of young Christoph’s house in Vienna a few years before. Christoph’s father has just died and Beethoven has taken the room upstairs. As the correspondence with his uncle unfolds, Christoph recounts the horrors of the composer standing naked at the window, water dripping down into their apartment and Beethoven playing late into the night. Finally, after attending the famous first performance of the Ninth Symphony, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the torment of his deafness, and the beauty of his music.*

*Presentation licensed by Classical Kids LIVE!, Classical Kids Music


Added Fun Before The Performance

Join the KSO for some family fun before the concert! The KSO’s Instrument Petting Zoo will begin at 2:00 pm and meet the conductor at 2:40 pm.


Featured Artists

Daniel Brier, conductor
Andrew Redlawsk as Christoph
Thad Avery as Uncle

KSO’s Family Discovery Series is underwritten by Fifth Third Bank with additional support from Bronson, Stryker and the Radisson.


Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online at the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra or at 387-2300 and are $12.00 for adults and $6 for children.


Become A KSO Kid

Kids who love music are invited join the club! Each KSO Kids member will receive:

  • A cool KSO Kids club bracelet
  • A personalized birthday card on their special day

Call the KSO office today for Family Discovery Subscriptions and KSO Kids membership! (269) 349-7759


To Enter To WIN

We’re excited to give you a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Sunday, October 4, 3:00 pm performance at Chenery Auditorium.

To enter this giveaway complete the form below and tell us if your child has been to a Family Discovery Series before. If yes- what did s/he like? If no- what are you looking forward to in your first concert?


*This giveaway will close on September 28 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: “Beethoven Lives Upstairs” in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.



Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.



  • Rebekah Milstead

    We went to see Peter vs The Wolf last year and my boys loved it. It was engaging for the children & entertaining for the adults as well. It was fun getting to hear one of my favorite childhood memories in person.

  • Sheena Foster

    No- looking forward to exposing my children to more music!