Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

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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Local Music
5:43 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

KSO's Raymond Harvey reveals secrets of Scheherazade, Schumann

Raymond Harvey in WMUK's Takeda studio.
Credit C Lieurance

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra music director Raymond Harvey  focuses on the special qualities of two great masterworks that will be performed Friday night by the KSO. 

Maestro Harvey speaks about the music and demonstrates musical themes from the piano in WMUK's Takeda studio. 

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Local Music
9:16 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Singer Doug LaBrecque on what it takes to be a star

Doug LaBrecque
Credit douglabrecque.com

As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, singer Doug LaBrecque tells host Cara Lieurance about his musical rise from roles in Lakeview High School productions in Battle Creek, MI, to chorus member in Les Miserables on Broadway, to starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Ravenol in the Hal Prince production of Showboat.

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