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Kittel & Co, headed by Michigan-born fiddler Jeremy Kittel, will appear with the Battle Creek Symphony's Celtic Christmas on Saturday, Dec 8 at 7:30 pm in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. Anne Harrigan and Cara Lieurance preview the performance, which also features The Founding, a modern Celtic band formed at Western Michigan University, and Christopher Layer, a specialist on the Irish Uillean pipes and Irish flute.

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With 24 Grammys and five Academy Awards, John Williams' Hollywood career spans six decades as an A-list composer. Anne Harrigan of the Battle Creek Symphony chose selections familiar and rarely-heard to perform with the orchestra on Saturday, Nov 10 at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. They include highlights from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, Patriot, and Saving Private Ryan. Harrigan talks to Cara Lieurance about John Williams' living legacy and his importance to music lovers around the world.

Joining the Battle Creek Symphony for this concert  are the Battle Creek Boys Choir and Girls Chorus, The Lakeview HS Chamber Choir, the Pennfield HS Chorale, and the Harper Creek Honors Choir.

The Battle Creek Symphony will open its 120th season on Saturday, Oct 6 with From Russia to Ravel, featuring soloist Christopher O'Riley, who is known to millions as the long-time host, from 1999-2018, of NPR's From The Top. O'Riley and music director Anne Harrigan share their thoughts on the program, which includes Ravel's Piano Concerto in G and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. 

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Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra conductor Anne Harrigan and Battle Creek Community Chorus director Clayton Parr began strategizing the rehearsal process for this Saturday's performance of Handel's Messiah in July. In a preview of the concert with Cara Lieurance, Parr and Harrigan explain that the devil is in the details, but a successful performance will let Handel's intentions shine through.

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The Battle Creek Symphony's next concert, Hats Off To Downton Abbey, will feature music from the popular Masterpiece Theatre television program and two famous works by English composers: Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations and Benjamin Britten's Young Persons' Guide To The Orchestra. Music director Anne Harrigan talks to Cara Lieurance to preview the concert, which will be held Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium.