The 2016 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music is Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at various venues across Kalamazoo.
Desert Dreams accompanied by Earth Spirit Duo — Master of the Native American flute, Gary Stroutsos, and festival favorite, percussionist Carolyn Koebel. 11 a.m. Oct. 29, Kalamazoo Nature Center. Free.
Friends of the Gamelan — Traditional Javanese compositions and contemporary works by members of Friends of the Gamelan. 2 p.m. Oct. 29, at the Kalamazoo Public Library. Free.
The Rose Ensemble —The Multiple award-winning Rose Ensemble, 2 p.m. Oct. 30, Dalton Center, Western Michigan University. $25/$20/$5
Nefesh Mountain Jewish Americana that blends Jewish and Bluegrass traditions, 11 a.m. family friendly performance, Free. 7 p.m. in concert with their band, Oct. 30, Congregation of Moses, $15/$5
Jonathan Ryan — Multi-prize winning organist, 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Come-in-costume, short family program of organ music. Free. preceded by Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot of First Congregational Church from 5-6 p.m. Organ concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 31, First Baptist Church. $15/$5
DIO — A trio of Syrian musicians, Heritage Hall, Western Michigan University, 7 p.m. Nov. 1. $15/$5
Sound & Spirit of Southwest Michigan — Artists present music from diverse faiths and genres. First Baptist, 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Free.
We will have more details on these performances in our next 2016 MFSM Update.