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11:39 am
Tue February 19, 2013

An operetta of scandal and waltzes

Western Michigan University majors in vocal performance have been working under the direction of Susan Anthony for weeks to prepare performances of Act Two of Die Fledermaus this Thursday and Friday at the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Ms. Anthony returned to Kalamazoo after a successful career as an opera singer, mainly in European opera houses. The work she's preparing with the WMU Opera Workshop, a Strauss operetta, is one in which she’s played a role many times. 

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9:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Kalamazoo debut for acclaimed saxophonist Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Credit Ethan Levitas

Fontana Chamber Arts presents saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and his band at the Wellspring Theatre this Saturday, featuring blazingly original music from his just-released album Gamak

Mahanthappa talks about his early listening experiences from childhood through college, and expresses his preference for live concerts over albums, saying that with live music, social change is possible.

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3:49 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts The Planets

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An interview with Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will play The Planets when it takes the stage in Chenery Auditorium Sunday. 

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3:38 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Zodiac Trio offers kaleidescope of music

The Zodiac Trio
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An interview with the Zodiac Trio

The Zodiac Trio gives a concert of modern works in many styles for clarinet, violin and piano Wednesday night at Western Michigan University.

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12:22 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Baritone Carl Ratner, pianist Raymond Harvey premiere new songs

Carl Ratner
Credit Carl Ratner

An interview with Carl Ratner

Baritone Carl Ratner and pianist Raymond Harvey, conductor of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, will give the world premiere of American Pierrot: A Langston Hughes Songbook Thursday night in a free concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

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