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The New Bs!
Boyer, Bates and Bartok
Welcome from the Music Director

I’ve often compared life to a conveyor belt. We spend most of our time looking forward, adding pieces, and managing issues down the line. Occasionally we glance to the side and are shocked to see how far we’ve traveled, the number of years that have passed, and the many people who have played significant roles in our journey.

The KSO with this program begins its 30th season. That is a testament to the moxie I inherited; the support of family, friends, and the community; and the quality, integrity, and engaging efforts of KSO musicians, artists, board, volunteers, and staff.

A 30th anniversary is usually celebrated with pearls. May the programs and musical pearls we present in the 2021-22 season connect us all in wisdom, passion, beauty, and spirit.

Thank you for sharing your time and treasure with the KSO.

James R. Cassidy,
Music Director

The New Bs

Boyer, Bates and Bartok

7:30 Saturday, October 16, 2021
Drees Homes Auditorium
St. Henry District High School, Erlanger, KY

James Cassidy, Conductor

Peter Boyer “New Beginnings” (2000)
(Tristate premiere)
Mason Bates Art of War for orchestra & electronica (2018)
I.   "Money as a Weapons System"
II.  "Two Worlds"
III. "On the March"
(Tristate premiere)
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra (1945)
I.   Introduzione
II.  Giuoco Delle Coppie
III. Elegia-Adagio
IV. Intermezzo Interrotto
V. Finale


The KSO is supported by the generosity
of the
Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund
of the Greenacres Foundation

The KSO is supported by the generosity of tens of thousands
of contributors to the
ArtsWave Community Campaign.