Updated Sunday 3:50 p.m. The latest from the City of Kalamazoo: "The Kalamazoo River has started to recede after reaching a historic crest of 11.69 feet this morning. It is now falling more quickly than expected and could fall below 10 feet by the end of the day. City staff will open roads as flood conditions clear and will focus on sweeping streets, removing debris and patching potholes throughout the day and overnight. Motorists are advised that some flood conditions will remain into the week and not all roads may be reopened before the morning commute. Riverview Drive is expected to remain closed into at least Monday. Gull Road and Patterson Street have already been reopened. The Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant continues to operate at nearly three times (its) typical treatment volume with no incidents. Additional testing has been performed on the water supply near flooded areas and results have indicated no impact to drinking water. The shelter at the Douglass Community Center (1000 W. Patterson Street) remains open for any community members in need."
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.