Chenery Auditorium

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Howard Chenery Auditorium

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra is proud to call Chenery Auditorium home. It was officially dedicated in 1924 as part of the original Kalamazoo Central High School. Always known for its superior acoustics, it has attracted such storied artists as Jascha Heifetz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Duke Ellington.

The auditorium was first refurbished in 1960. It was painted, given new upholstered seats and the beautiful Austrian crystal chandeliers were installed. In 1973 the Auditorium was renamed for Howard Chenery, the school’s drama teacher for 38 years, beginning in 1923. In 1991, a state-of-the-art lighting system was installed. In 2010, Chenery underwent a second, 8 million dollar restoration, which improved the acoustics of the space still further, and repositioned seating to accommodate 1500 audience members.

Howard Chenery Auditorium
714 S. Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone (269) 337-0440
www.cheneryaud.com

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To Chenery Auditorium

From I-94:
Take the WESTNEDGE AVE NORTH exit, exit #76B
Continue on S WESTNEDGE AVE about 2.5 miles
Continue on S PARK ST about 1 mile
Turn Left on W VINE STREET
Continue one block, then Cross S WESTNEDGE AVE
Turn Right into parking lot behind building
Enter building through S WESTNEDGE AVE entrance doors

From U.S. 131:
Take the M-43 EAST exit toward KALAMAZOO, exit #38A
Continue on M-43 W MAIN STREET about 3.5 miles
Turn Right on S WESTNEDGE AVE
Continue on S WESTNEDGE AVE about .5 miles
Turn Right on DUTTON STREET
Continue directly into parking lot behind building
Enter building through S WESTNEDGE AVE entrance doors