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Michael Brown Will Premiere New Work for Kalamazoo Symphony's 100th Anniversary

Mark Bugnaski / Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Credit Mark Bugnaski / Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Julian Kuerti leads rehearsal of Brown's new concerto.

History will be made at 7 pm on Friday, April 30 when theKalamazoo Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th season with the premiere of a new piano concerto by Michael Brown with the composer at the keyboard. Brown has appeared multiple times at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, which co-commissioned the work with the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra in Poland.  Brown, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra music director Julian Kuerti, and executive director of The Gilmore Pierre van der Westhuizen join Cara Lieurance for a preview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neX1ohOXtXM

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Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.
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