Kim Allen Kluge

conductor, composer
The Washington Post -- "Maestro Kluge is a brilliant composer, conductor and visionary of our time. Epic Performance."

I am an award-winning conductor & film/TV composer.  I have devoted my life to creating powerful and transcendental music, be it on the podium as a conductor, or as a composer, film-scorer, orchestrator and arranger.  I am also a collaborative artist at heart.  I am a leader of the Inter-Arts movement in Washington DC, forging dynamic new partnerships between the symphony & other leading arts organizations in our nation’s capital.   I compose and collaborate with many of the world’s leading musical legends, but my most inspiring musical partner is my wife, Kathryn.  As a descendant of Stephen Foster, America's first great tunesmith, she possesses his same phenomenal gift for writing powerful and memorable melodies that speak to the heart and soar!

If you read the reviews on my website from experts ranging from The Washington Post to Academy award-winning producers & musical icons, several themes keep recurring:
* PASSION, POWER and POETRY describe my music & conducting.  My goal as a composer and conductor is to create TRANSCENDENTAL experiences not only for the audience, but also for my collaborative partners.
* INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE PARTNER and COLLABORATOR.  I am a: loyal team-player and have built my entire composing and conducting careers on collaborations, getting results that transcend expectations; an Internationally recognized arts expert/entrepreneur; innovative problem-solver; an expert orchestra builder; sought after concert programmer, audience builder, consultant and guest conductor & clinician/teacher.
Fiscally mindful and responsible, a virtuoso fundraiser!  My desire to maximize & stretch dollars motivated me to invent the Kluge Virtual Orchestra, making Studio quality scores accessible to Indie film makers.
latest News
ASO's Kim Allen Kluge Named One of Alexandria's Living Legends 21. Mar 2016
Meet Living Legend: The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's Maestro Kim Allen Kluge | News Release | Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
By Old Town Post on February 2, 2016 •

ASO's Kim Allen Kluge Named One of Alexandria's Living Legends
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's Maestro Honored by His Community


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Short Profile

NameKluge, Kim Allen
Born inUnited States, North America
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages Italian,  German,  French,  Spanish; Castilian 
attended UniversitiesOberlin Conservatory

Kim Allen Kluge, Composer & Conductor
Kim Allen Kluge, Composer & Conductor 
Kim Allen Kluge Conducting
Kim Allen Kluge Conducting 
Kim Allen Kluge, Composer & Conductor
Kim Allen Kluge, Composer & Conductor 
Kim Allen Kluge, Composer & Conductor
Kim Allen Kluge, Composer & Conductor 
Alexandria Symphony offers a sensuous ‘Rite of Spring’ at National Gallery
2013-05-20 The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

May 29 marks the 100th anniversary of the wonderfully scandalous premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," when a near-riot broke out in the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Performances of this still-spectacular work are being staged all over the world this month, and one of the most striking may have been Sunday evening's performance by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, in the Atrium of the National Gallery of Art's East Building. With its slashing angles, kinetic spaces and eruptive heights, the Atrium echoes "Rite's" own brash and fearless modernism - and from that perspective, at least, it's hard to imagine a more perfect setting.

This is elemental, even savage music, a ballet in which a pagan dancer dances herself to death, and the Atrium seemed to magnify Stravinsky's driving, asymmetrical rhythms and punching, explosive gestures to an almost overpowering pitch. Kluge is superb at high-voltage works like this - if you haven't heard him conduct, you're missing a great musical experience - and turned in a taut, visceral reading, perhaps the most exciting heard here in years.
(Stephen Brookes)
REVIEW from 2013-05-20