Adrian Symphony Orchestra: Music Director

I am so pleased and honored to be named Music Director of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra. During my week there in April, it was clear that this is a special organization made up of outstanding and passionate musicians and a dedicated and skilled staff. I was also struck by the fantastic and invested board of directors and the passionate community support the orchestra enjoys. I look forward to making music with the orchestra and continuing the work of making deep connections between the orchestra and the greater community.

We have a thrilling season planned and I’m particularly excited about the opening concert where we will showcase this great orchestra. With music selected to give every single member of the orchestra their opportunity to shine, our concert makes its way through some of the most popular and most beloved American works for orchestra. Even the tuba player gets his moment, with two short solos in “An American in Paris!” .


Adrian Symphony

Adrian Symphony

Schedule

Scheherazade
3:00PM, Sunday, October 9, 2022
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s acting concertmaster Kim Kaloyanides Kennedy joins the ASO for a short and delightful concerto. And our new concertmaster, Michael Ro- mans, takes on the challenging solo lines written for the role of Scheherazade, the original desperate housewife, conjuring evocative stories for the Sultan.

Tchaikovsky's 2nd: His Folk Inspirations
Dai WeiThe Dancing Moonlight
BarberViolin Concerto
Martin Chalifour
TchaikovskySymphony No. 2
3:00PM, Sunday, November 13, 2022
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Tchaikovsky’s Ukrainian heritage comes center stage in his Second Symphony, chock full of the country’s folk songs. Our soloist comes from the LA Philharmonic in Barber’s virtuosic violin concerto after the program opens with a delightful ode to our nighttime companion in Dai Wei’s The Dancing Moonlight sponsored by the New Music Society.

Together for the Holidays
7:30PM, Saturday, December 10, 2022
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Come together for the ASO's annual holiday program. What better way to experience one of the best parts of the season? Take
a break from shopping and running errands and celebrate with our orchestra and singers of all ages, soloists, choirs, and more. This program is one of our most popular and features music in just about every genre you can think of.

Adventures in Film
Music from action-packed adventure movies
7:00PM, Friday, February 17, 2023
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Great music from great movies! Hear music from Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Captain America, Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman, How to Train Your Dragon, James Bond, and more!

Great Gates! Mussorgsky and More
Valerie ColemanSeven O'Clock Shout
TchaikovskyViolin Concerto
David Kim, violin
MussorgskyPictures at an Exhibition (Ravel orchestration)
7:30PM, Friday, April 28, 2023
Dawson Auditorium
Dawson Auditorium S Charles Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Opening the program is Valerie Coleman’s salute to front-line workers: Seven O’Clock Shout. David Kim joins us from the Phil- adelphia Orchestra with Tchaikovsky’s emotion-packed violin concerto and will amaze you with a thrilling musical finale. Pictures at an Exhibition closes our concert with enormous orchestral forces, massive sounds, and a trip around a gallery in one of the finest examples of musical storytelling.