[ in the press ]
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