Updated Saturday noon The National Weather Service says the Kalamazoo River crested at 11.5 feet Saturday in Kalamazoo and is expected to drop below ten feet on Monday. But Kalamazoo city officials say flood conditions are likely to continue into the coming week. They say no additional problems have been reported and that streets will be reopened when conditions permit. Kalamazoo's wastewater treatment plant continues to operate normally even though volume has increased to 78-million gallons a day compared to its normal 26-million gallons. Updated Friday 3:49 p.m. Some areas in Kalamazoo could face floods this weekend that will be worse than those it experienced in 2008. City and county officials discussed plans to deal with the problem Thursday afternoon.
Andrew Grams , who is music director of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and one of the finalists for the music director position with the Kalamazoo Symphony, talks about the many facets of the job in a pre-concert interview with Cara Lieurance. Joining them is cellist and finalist of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, Pablo Ferrandez-Castro . He will perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C Major. During the concerto, Ferrandez-Castro will improvise his cadenzas, a skill common in Haydn's time, but less so today. Mozart's Overture to the Magic Flute and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 are also on the program. The concert begins at 8 pm Saturday, in Chenery Auditorium.