Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Local Music
4:09 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

New KSO Assistant Conductor Makes Debut

Kalamazoo Symphony assistant conductor Daniel Brier
Credit danielbrier.com

Daniel Brier talks to Cara Lieurance about the many, varied duties of assistant conductor of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and about his debut conducting How The Grinch Stole Christmas in a sold-out performance at Chenery Auditorium. 

  The Wisconsin native says he's pursued conducting from a young age, encouraged by the example of his musician father. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler.

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Local Music
5:47 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet To Play Custom-Built Concerto With KSO

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Credit lagq.com

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will team up with not one, but four guitarists to perform a new work by renowned Brazilian composer and guitarist Sergio Assad

William Kanengiser, a founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, talks about the group's friendship with brothers Sergio and Odair Assad, which dates back 30 years to the time the LAGQ was just starting out. 

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Local Music
4:24 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Peter Gistelinck On New Trends, New Media at KSO

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in concert.
Credit Maria Schneider

In an interview marking his first 100 days as the new executive director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Peter Gistelinck talked to Cara Lieurance about his assessment of the orchestra's 94-year legacy, and his plans for its future.

One of Mr. Gistelinck's first accomplishments is a new agreement with Naxos, a record label and music streaming service. Over the next few years, select performances from the KSO's back catalog will become available internationally to hear through the Naxos website. 

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Local Music
6:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour on Varied Career, KSO Concert

Brandon Ridenour
Credit brandonridenour.org

Brandon Ridenour will appear as guest soloist on the opening night program of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

He'll showcase his own work, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Paganini, a concerto-length piece based on a famous solo violin piece.

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Local Music
5:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Maestro Raymond Harvey Offers 'An Invitation to the Dance'

Music Director Raymond Harvey
Credit C Lieurance

Raymond Harvey gives WMUK listeners a preview of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's opening concert. The 94th season begins with a program featuring the exotic sounds and driving dance rhythms of Spanish and Argentinian ballet music, and a guest appearance by trumpet virtuoso Brandon Ridenour


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