John Liberty reports 11/13 (Thursday) on mlive.com (Kalamazoo, Mich.) that the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has appointed Daniel Brier assistant conductor. “Brier, 29, will work most closely with the KSO’s Family Discovery and Youth Concerts, where he’ll conduct and help develop programming. Brier served as the music director of the Spectrum Orchestra, a community orchestra in Detroit, prior to joining the KSO. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native spent three seasons at Spectrum Orchestra…. Brier will take the position vacated by longtime KSO assistant conductor Barry Ross, who retired in 2013.” Brier has served as assistant and cover conductor at the Lexington (Ky.) Philharmonic; assistant conductor of the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater; and conductor of the Orpheus Singers. He has also appeared as conductor with such organizations as the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Detroit Medical Orchestra, Great Lakes Music Festival, and Ann Arbor Cantata Singers. Brier holds a graduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler.
Posted November 14, 2014