In Friday’s (12/6) Kalamazoo Gazette (Michigan), John Liberty writes, “Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Barry Ross announced today he will retire from the organization after 40 years. He became a music professor at Kalamazoo College and the Concertmaster for the KSO in 1972. Ross was named assistant conductor of the KSO in 1987. He retired as Concertmaster in 2004 and from K-College as its Professor Emeritus of Music in 2006. Ross, who is also on the KSO’s board, said he will continue to conduct through early February. Ross, 69, said his time with the organization has been enriching. ‘I will truly miss conducting this excellent orchestra…. It’s composed of very dedicated, very hard working, extremely disciplined and competent artists. Every one of them. They give their all in the concert and our audience in Kalamazoo is very responsive to the quality of the orchestra,’ Ross said.”

Posted December 10, 2013