Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

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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Local Music
5:42 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

On Benjamin Britten: a conversation with Raymond Harvey

Conductor Raymond Harvey
Credit raymondharvey.net

Raymond Harvey, music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, recently spoke with WMUK's Cara Lieurance about the life and music of composer Benjamin Britten. 

Born 100 years ago in the British coastal town of Lowestoft, Britten's music is the focus of The World of... Benjamin Britten which will be presented by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 6. Raymond Harvey narrates and conducts the concert.

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5:52 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Departing KSO Executive Director says Kalamazoo is "awesome" calls Cleveland Orchestra "dream job"

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Jennifer Barlament came to KSO in 2009. She will become General Manager of Cleveland Orchestra
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Jennifer Barlament is going from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra to one of the "Big Five." During an interview shortly after the executive director of the KSO announced she'd accepted the general manager position at the Cleveland Orchestra, Barlament praised the community and the KSO staff for putting her in position to make such a substantial career leap.
Local Music
4:43 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

A new season unveiled by Kalamazoo Symphony maestro Harvey

Raymond Harvey
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The new season of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra was announced this week. Music director Raymond Harvey chose a personal favorite, Rachmaninoff's second symphony, to start his fifteenth year as maestro of the KSO. 

He shares his admiration for the season's guest artists, violinist Midori and pianist Leon Fleisher, and looks forward to helming a semi-staged production of Verdi's opera Otello

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