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Local Music
3:23 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts Kalamazoo Philharmonia's "American Gothic"

Andrew Koehler
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The Kalamazoo Philharmonia will play works of Americans George Chadwick, Samuel Barber, Walter Piston, and George Walker in a program titled "American Gothic" this Saturday. 

Conductor Andrew Koehler describes the character of and frames each work in its place in American music history. He also tells us about the featured soloist, Minghuan Xu, who will appear in the Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber.

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Local Music
9:02 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Tokyo Quartet's Kikuei Ikeda: 'My life changed in 5 seconds'

The Tokyo Quartet in performance
Credit Pete Checchia

Fontana Chamber Arts presents the Tokyo String Quartet on its farewell tour this Saturday in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Violinist Kikuei Ikeda joined the quartet in 1974, five years after it was formed. He says that his acceptance by phone was the most momentous 5 seconds of his life. Along with the opportunity to play at the highest level on world stages, the decision required him to leave Japan to live in the United States for four decades.

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Local Music
3:49 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts The Planets

Credit Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will play The Planets when it takes the stage in Chenery Auditorium Sunday. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Zodiac Trio offers kaleidescope of music

The Zodiac Trio
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The Zodiac Trio gives a concert of modern works in many styles for clarinet, violin and piano Wednesday night at Western Michigan University.

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