Raymond Harvey, music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, recently spoke with WMUK's Cara Lieurance about the life and music of composer Benjamin Britten.
Born 100 years ago in the British coastal town of Lowestoft, Britten's music is the focus of The World of... Benjamin Britten which will be presented by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 6. Raymond Harvey narrates and conducts the concert.
The new season of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra was announced this week. Music director Raymond Harvey chose a personal favorite, Rachmaninoff's second symphony, to start his fifteenth year as maestro of the KSO.
He shares his admiration for the season's guest artists, violinist Midori and pianist Leon Fleisher, and looks forward to helming a semi-staged production of Verdi's opera Otello.