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Steven Jarvi on Breaking Down Walls Between Audience and Orchestra

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Steven Jarvi, Assistant Conductor for the Kansas City Symphony

The Kansas City Symphony's new assistant conductor, Steven Jarvi, just started in August. At the age of 30, Jarvi's already held a number of positions, including most recently, conducting fellow for the New World Symphony in Miami, and associate conductor for the New York City Opera.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – Jarvi told KCUR's Laura Spencer that when he was a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, James Levine, also the music director of the Metropolitan Opera and Boston Symphony, took him aside to give him some advice.

Kansas City Symphony Chamber Players: Music of Great Britain, Steven Jarvi, assistant conductor. Friday, November 14, 2008, 8 pm, Visitation Church, 5141 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri.

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