classical music

Local Music
1:53 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Midori, Raymond Harvey on Kalamazoo residency, performances

Midori
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

Renowned violinist Midori discusses the orchestral residency program she created that brings her to Kalamazoo this week to work with hundreds of young musicians around west Michigan.

She and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra conductor Raymond Harvey also talk about the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, which Midori will play Saturday night with the KSO. 

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Local Music
4:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Conductor excited for KJSO to learn from Midori visit

Andrew Koehler
Credit Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will feature famed violinist Midori as soloist in an upcoming concert.

  Conductor Andrew Koehler says he hopes it will be an opportunity to learn from a soloist who has performed with all of the greatest orchestras in the world, and who has collaborated with legendary conductors. Maestro Koehler and Cara Lieurance also discuss the program, which features works of Bizet, Bach, and Tchaikovsky. 

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Cara Lieurance
6:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

David Lockington exchanges baton for cello to benefit KJSO

David Lockington
Credit courtesy

The 6th annual Beethovenfest! to benefit the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will feature two soloists who are partners in music and life: violinist Dylana Jenson and cellist David Lockington, best known as music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.

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Local Music
12:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

KJSO Conductor Andrew Koehler on 'Evolution of the Dance'

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra's 75th season recently featured a concert called 'Evolution of the Dance.' With music of Johann Strauss, Jr, Norman Dello Joio, and Antonin Dvorak, conductor Andrew Koehler connects the threads of dance music contained in each piece in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. 

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Local Music
1:11 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Pianist Ivana Gavric makes Gilmore Rising Star debut

Ivana Gavric
Credit Sussie Ahlberg

Fresh off her U.S. debut in Washington, DC last week, pianist Ivana Gavric visits WMUK to talk about her Gilmore Rising Stars Series recital this Sunday at 4 pm in the Wellspring Theatre of the Epic Center in Kalamazoo.

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