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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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