The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra boasts two conductors with strong education and experience backgrounds, Music Director Raymond Harvey and Assistant Conductor Barry Ross.
Raymond Harvey, Music Director
With an immediately noticeable style that has been described as "elegant, but suffused with energy," Raymond Harvey has garnered critical acclaim on symphonic podiums throughout the U.S. View Dr. Harvey's full biography!
Assistant Conductor -
The KSO will soon be announcing the appointment of the new Assistant Conductor. Dr. Barry Ross, who served as the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Assistant Conductor since 1987, retired in May of 2014.
Get to Know the KSO
Now celebrating our 94th Season, the KSO offers a variety of concerts focused on symphonic masterworks, classic rock and popular music, a featured composer, chamber music, and music for children. The KSO performs in multiple venues and ticket prices are kept affordable through the generous support of our community.
KSO Education programs reach over 50,000 students from 190 schools in eight counties each year. Working cooperatively with teachers and school administrators, the KSO offers programs that complement school activities and curriculum.
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