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Carolyn Watson appears in Emmy winning documentary and more!

A PBS documentary featuring an interview with Carolyn Watson, conductor and director of orchestral activities, ‘Higher Octaves, Leading Women in the Arts’ as part of the premiere production she led at the KC Lyric Opera in January, was awarded a Regional Emmy®. This documentary chronicled the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s January 2020 production led by Watson, ‘When There Are Nine’, celebrating the centenary of the 19thamendment. Watch the interview.

In September, the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), led by Carolyn Watson, was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance (second place, College/University Division) for its performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12 "The Year 1917.” The concert took place on the Centenary of Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 2018, at the Kauffman Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more.


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