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Barry Ross ’75DMA to retire as assistant conductor of Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Barry Ross, left, with “American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud

By John Liberty

Kalamazoo, MI — Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Barry Ross [’75 DMA] announced today he will retire from the organization after 40 years.

He became a music professor at Kalamazoo College and the Concertmaster for the KSO in 1972. Ross was named assistant conductor of the KSO in 1987.

He retired as Concertmaster in 2004 and from K-College as its Professor Emeritus of Music in 2006. Ross, who is also on the KSO’s board, said he will continue to conduct through early February. Ross, 69, said his time with the organization has been enriching. MORE

Published December 11, 2013
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Dec. 19th recital features music by Christopher Cerrone


The Yale School of Music presents music by composer Christopher Cerrone in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8 pm. The concert will feature performances by numerous YSM alumni including vocalist Mellissa Hughes, percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, and pianist Timothy Andres.

Cerrone, singled out as “the program’s highlight” by The New York Times, is a Brooklyn-based composer whose works range from chamber music, orchestral works, and fully staged operas to multimedia projects, ambient electronic works, and collaborations with visual artists. His first opera, Invisible Cities, based on Italo Calvino’s classic novel, has received rave reviews and completely sold out its 19 performances at Los Angeles’ Union Station.


Published December 11, 2013
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