The Gilmore Keyboard Festival

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Gilmore Keyboard Festival

Christopher Roberts has over 30 years of experience in the music industry, primarily with Universal Music Group. Most recently, Christopher “Chris” Roberts headed the Universal Music Classics and Jazz division. Chris Roberts has also served on the Artistic Advisory Committee for the Gilmore.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Gilmore strives to enhance keyboarding artistry and inspire musicians and audiences. The organization fulfills its mission in part through the biennial Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the three-week Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival is next scheduled to begin April 27, 2018. It offers more than 100 events that feature both established and emerging keyboard artists across a range of musical genres. The events of the festival include solo performances and musical theater, which is a theatrical style that features dramatic acting and dialogue in addition to music. Set in the beautiful West Michigan countryside near orchards and Lake Michigan, attendees also can patronize local wineries, art galleries, and other area attractions. For additional information, visit


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