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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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This Saturday, The Battle Creek Symphony will present a concert version of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story in the composer's 100th anniversary year, at 7:30 pm in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium. The professional cast includes Jessica Soza, who, in a 2014 international touring production, played Maria over 150 times. Soza tells Cara Lieurance about her experiences on tour, and how she sees the character as a person who sheds her childhood during the events of the story. A child of immigrant parents herself, Soza says the story is more about love than tragedy.


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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. 


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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