Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra

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The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Valentine's Day with an abundance of romantic favorites, including the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture by Tchaikovsky, and Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Austin Haley Berman, winner of the bronze medal in the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition, will also join the KJSO to perform the famous Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky. Conductor Andrew Koehler shares the stories behind these iconic works.


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Andrew Koehler will conduct the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra and the combined choirs of Portage Central, Portage Northern, Vicksburg, and Kalamazoo Central High Schools in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection," in its season-ending concert on Sunday in Chenery Auditorium.  Soprano Lisa Borik and mezzo-soprano Lauren Auge are the featured soloists. 

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Andrew Koehler, music director of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, gives an overview of the KJSO's next concert, which features two soloists: Stulberg International String Competition bronze medalist Hae-Sue Lee and KJSO Concerto competition winner Lija Jin.


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The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony, led by Andrew Koehler, will present a program titled "Cinematic," playing film music from Star Wars, The Gadfly, and Intermezzo, to conclude its 2014-15 season.

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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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