Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Local Music
12:43 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Executive director Peter Gistelinck positive on KSO's potential

Peter Gistelinck
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The former executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Peter Gistelinck draws upon a lifetime of musical experience. 

Raised in an intensely musical family, he fostered relationships with musical luminaries such as Michel Legrand, Jessye Norman, and Marvin Hamlisch, and is himself an active composer and arranger. Peter Gistelinck tells Cara Lieurance he's excited to work with KSO music director Raymond Harvey in the seasons leading up to symphony's 100th anniversary in 2021.

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Local Music
4:00 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Raymond Harvey renews contract with KSO

Today, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra announced a 4-year contract renewal with Music Director Raymond Harvey.  This contract extends Harvey's tenure to May, 2018.  

  "I've enjoyed 15 seasons as Music Director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and I'm thrilled to accept a four-year renewal of my contract.  I'm proud of this orchestra and its artistic growth over these years," says Harvey. 

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Crafts
10:22 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Tobacco Pipe Art Brings Collector and Pipe Maker Together

Credit courtesy of Robert Bartholomew

Chicago resident Jason Niehoff is a freelance bass player for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

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SW Michigan
3:02 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

KSO Gets New Executive Director

Peter Gistelinck
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

The new executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra arrives May 19th. The symphony announced Tuesday that it's hired Peter Gistelinck for the job after a search that lasted six months. Gistelinck is currently the executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. He replaces former KSO executive director Jennifer Barlament who left last year to become general manager of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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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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