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Anne Harrigan

On Saturday at 7:30 pm in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, the Battle Creek Symphony returns to stage for a season-opening concert called "Arabian Nights." Music director Anne Harrigan will conduct the program's centerpiece, Scheherazade, music from Disney's Aladdin, and the Aladdin Suite by Carl Nielsen. Harrigan previewed the highlights of the program with Cara Lieurance.


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Newly-arranged Motown hits for two singers and orchestra will add a fresh twist to old favorites, says Battle Creek Symphony conductor Anne Harrigan, in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. The concert is set for Saturday, February 26 in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. Two young talents from New York - Jasmine Maslanova Brown and Damon McToy - will cover a variety of classics by The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and others. 


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The Battle Creek Symphony has invited Gold Company, Western Michigan University’s internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, to join them in a holiday pops concert on Saturday at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek. Conductor Anne Harrigan says it's the first time in over 15 years the two groups have collaborated. Harrigan and Gold Company director Greg Jasperse preview the program with Cara Lieurance.


Rather than a concerto soloist, the next Battle Creek Symphony concert will showcase a theater company as its featured guest. The What A Do Theatre will fill the roles of the fictional character, Don Juan, and the true-life composer, Richard Strauss, whose 1889 Don Juan was a work that cemented his reputation.


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Conductor Anne Harrigan visits Cara Lieurance to preview the season-opening concert by the Battle Creek Symphony. The featured soloist is flutist Amy Porter, who will perform the Trail Of Tears Concerto, written for her by American composer Michael Daugherty. They also discuss the revolutionary underpinnings of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica.'


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