Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra


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. 

When the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents "The World of Prokofiev," violinist Lisa Williams will be heading up the second violin section, as she has done in her role as principal second violin for the last 17 seasons. 


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.


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.