KALAMAZOO, MI, October 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the first concert in its 2017-18 Zhang Financial Pops! Series, Grammy Award Winning pop and R&B group, All-4-One. This California based quartet, are not only one of the most sensational and timeless groups of the 1990's, they have sold more than 20 million records worldwide and their success has spanned two decades. The evening's program will be announced from stage.
All-4-One states, "We are so excited and looking forward to our performance with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. It will be a night to remember!"
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Daniel Brier is Resident Conductor and Interim Music Director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra he joined as Assistant Conductor in 2014. In recent seasons, he has guest conducted the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Adrian Symphony, Whiting Park Festival Orchestra, Andrews Symphony Orchestra and has also cover conducted for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He has also collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Rachel Barton Pine, Bobby McFerrin, and more.
Highlights of Daniel's 2017-18 season include two live movies (Star Wars: A New Hope
and A Jungle Book
), three performances of The Nutcracker, and his Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Series debut featuring Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" and collaborations with violinist Jennifer Frautschi and Pulitzer Prize winning composer George Walker.
An ardent advocate for contemporary music, Daniel collaborated with the studios of Michael Daugherty and Bright Sheng to premiere works by Peter Shin, Zac Lavender, Jon Boggs, and Nate May. In addition to his support of emerging composers, Daniel has recently conducted works written by contemporary masters including George Walker, Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Mason Bates, Jessie Montgomery, and more. In 2016, he commissioned and conducted the world premiere of Daniel Cappelletti's The Night Before Christmas
, with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.
Previously, Daniel was Music Director of the Spectrum Orchestra, Assistant Conductor for the Lexington Philharmonic, and conductor of the University of Michigan Orpheus Singers. In 2010, he was awarded a prize for his "exceptional conducting" during the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic's International Conducting Competition. Later, in 2012, Daniel received an invitation to study privately with John Nelson at the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Mr. Brier has conducted in masterclasses with Giancarlo Guerrero, Hugh Wolff, Jorma Panula, Alexander Polishchuk, Victor Yampolsky, Carl Topilow, and Ragnar Bohlin.
Daniel Brier received his musical training at the University of Michigan's renowned conducting program earning degrees in orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler and choral conducting with Dr. Jerry Blackstone. While at the University of Michigan, he served as an assistant conductor for the world premiere recording of Milhaud's L'Orestie d'Eschyle
conducted by Kenneth Kiesler. Recorded live on Naxos, the album earned a GRAMMY nomination in 2015. He is a recipient of the Julian and Vera McIntosh scholarship for promising young musicians and conductors, the Dr. Charlene Archibeque scholarship for choral conductors, and the Dorothy Greenwald scholarship.
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If you've ever been in love, then you've heard the name All-4-One and their timeless songs "I Swear", "I Can Love You Like That", "So Much In Love", "I Turn To You", "These Arms", "Beautiful As You" and much more. The Grammy Award Winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards.
All-4-One's very first single "So Much In Love", scaled to RIAA Gold Sales and top 5 pop status. The California based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, "I Swear", claimed the billboard "Hot 100" #1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales sky rocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. "I Swear" still holds a spot on Billboard's "Hot 100"as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. "I Swear" is recorded in history with an imprint in the Guinness's World Book of records (as the biggest selling single of 1994). The groups second album was highlighted by "I Can Love You Like That", a mid-tempo which hit the top 5 on the Billboard "Hot 100". To date they have released a total of seven albums and sold over 20 million units worldwide, won a bevy of awards including a Grammy, an American Music Award, a Blockbuster Award, countless international awards and completed multiple major world tours.
In celebration a two-decade career milestone, All-4-One released their best album yet with Twenty+ on July 24, 2015. Twenty+ includes 14 new songs and 6 of the groups biggest hits that helped propel them to international success. In addition, All-4-One's music continues to gain more popularity with placements in commercials, worldwide music compilations, TV shows and major motion pictures such as Sisters, Despicable Me, Earth To Echo
, the hilarious Ryan Reynolds comedy Just Friends
, The Social Network
and Nothing To Lose
. The group's contribution to soundtracks include: the multi-platinum soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the title song "Someday", and the Space Jam Soundtrack, a 5-time platinum album with "I Turn To You". The California based quartet, All-4-One, continues to tour the world and record new music as the original members with a collection of timeless hit songs under their belt.
Twenty+ is available on iTunes and Amazon now.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents
Zhang Financial Pops! Series
Daniel Brier, Conductor
Grammy Award Winning pop and R&B group, All-4-One, will be performing with your KSO in a concert that is anything but traditional. Join us as we kick off our Zhang Financial Pops! Series with one of the most sensational and timeless groups of the 1990's. Their success has spanned across two decades with more than 20 million records sold worldwide. You can't miss this, it will be the talk of the town, "I swear!"
Program to be announced from stage
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Tickets: $60 - $24
Student & Veteran discounts available.
$5 Student Rush tickets available at the box office the night of the concert.
For tickets, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com
, call the KSO Box Office at (269) 349-7759 or call Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.
for up-to-date information, details and schedules. Prices, artists, dates, time and program are subject to change without notice.
The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra also receives generous support from other local, state and national foundations, as well as private and corporate support. For more information, visit www.kalamazoosymphony.com
.ABOUT THE KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan's premier musical organization, providing musical enrichment to over 80,000 adults and youth per year. The third-largest professional orchestra in the state, the KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to found its innovative Artist-in-Residence program.