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2019-2020 Concert Season

 Exciting Changes for Klamath Symphony Orchestra

Klamath Symphony Orchestra welcomes our new conductors!  Chris Benjamin and Dan Conrad have been selected to direct the performances of the symphony.  They will co-direct the 2019 summer concert in Moore Park, Chris will conduct the 2019 fall concert, Dan will conduct the 2020 winter concert, and they will both direct the spring 2020 concert.


Christopher Benjamin comes to us from the Portland area, having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from George Fox University and a Masters in Teaching from Concordia University, Portland.
 















Chris performed with the Portland Symphonic Choir as a paid choir member and soloist.  He also participated in the Oregon Bach Festival from 2007-2012.

Chris has traveled as a professional tenor/counter tenor, with performances in California, Washington and Oregon.  His favorite performance was in New York City's Avery Fisher Hall, as tenor soloist for Handel's Dettingen Te Deum. 
 
Here in Klamath Falls, Chris directs the choirs at Henley High and Middle Schools.  He also teaches at his studio, Higher Heights Vocal Studio, partnering with Katie Harmon Ebner at Song Bird Studios, and performing in various musicals.  Chris is also a youth pastor, worship leader and pastoral assistant at the Consumed by The Harvest Family Worship Center, and an elder at the Freewill Church of God in Christ.
 
As he finished his second year at the Henley schools, he reflected on thoroughly enjoying coaching wrestling and track as well as working on vocal skills with students.
 

Dan Conrad started playing the piano when quite young and has been teaching piano since he was in the 7th grade. Dan currently enjoys teaching music at Hosanna Christian School:  preschool music, elementary general music through high school band, choir, and orchestra. He has practiced and performed with the Klamath Symphony Orchestra for the last 10 years as principal percussionist.
















A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, he has bachelor’s degrees in music, communications and a master’s degree in education. He has traveled as a professional musician and recorded commercially.

He has been married to his best friend, Kathy, for 36 years. You may recognize her as the receptionist at Basin Eye Care.  They have 3 children.  Dan and his wife are currently music directors at Westside Community Church. Besides playing piano and leading music, during the summer, the whole family enjoys competing as Master Builders in sand castle competitions.  They build traditional, 8 ft. tall castles. In his free time Dan likes to fish, work in his garden and build creative things.


  

2016 - 2017 Concert Season, Ross Raglund Theater