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Kentucky Symphony Orchestra To Kick Off Season 28

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Courtesy of The River City News
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The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra in performance at the Devou Park bandshell in Covington

For 28 years, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has brought classical music - and modern music with a classical twist - to Northern Kentucky.

A new season is set to kick off in October. Shows throughout the year mix classical and jazz; pay tribute to composers who overcame disabilities; include music from an opera about the Manhattan Project, a collaboration with the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral Choir; and provide a live accompaniment of the classic film Singin' in the Rain.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to talk about the new season and to update us on KSO's quest for a permanent home, is KSO Music Director and Founder James Cassidy.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.