Historically, music can be divided into two broad categories: music based on song, and music based on dance, according to Andrew Koehler, director of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra. The conductor joined Cara Lieurance to preview folk-dance inspired works of Grieg, Delius, and De Falla, as well as arias by Mozart and Handel, which will be performed by of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 season, called "Spirit of the Dance." Performing the arias is baritone Alex Smith, the winner of the 2017 KJSO Concerto Competition.
The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will perform on Sunday, April 30 at 4 pm in Chenery Auditorium. More information is available at the KJSO website.