Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra


  Mezzo soprano Ariana Chris joins fellow soloists baritone Jason Stearns, soprano Carla Thelan Hanson, and tenor Charles Reid, the Western Michigan University Grand Chorus and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, under the direction of maestro Raymond Harvey on Friday night. Ms.

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The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Michael Christie to lead its next Symphonic Series concert. Mr. Christie is the current director of the Minnesota Opera, which recently premiered The Manchurian Candidate in a second collaboration with composer Kevin Puts, who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Silent Night, their first opera together.


The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 2015/16 season, featuring Symphonic, Pops!, The World Of, Family Discovery, Classics On Tap and Classics Uncorked series.

In addition to previewing the new season, executive director Peter Gistelinck details new developments at the symphony. They include a strategic planning survey, a new website, and the Naxos Music Library project, which will make available online KSO performances from its archives.


Hear some of the reasons why Mahler lovers are so passionate about the composer's music in this interview with Kalamazoo Symphony assistant conductor Daniel Brier and KSO concertmaster Susie Park. 

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and a selection of Richard Strauss' Brentano-lieder on Saturday. The program features guest artist soprano Andriana Chuchman.


Charlie Albright, who last appeared in west Michigan as a 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, has spent the last four years earning degrees at Harvard, the New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School. 

Hardly a by-the-book pianist, Albright's approach to music includes the classics, new modern works, and exploring his own improvisational muse.