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2:23 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

KSO's Raymond Harvey magnifies Sibelius, Britten

Maestro Raymond Harvey
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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra music director Raymond Harvey recently offered thoughts on two major works that the KSO will perform on its February 28th Symphonic Series program

At the piano in WMUK's Takeda studio, the maestro details each composer's unique 'bag of tricks' that facilitate the expression of their respective musical visions. 

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7:13 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on George Walker, first African-American to win Pulitzer in music

Jon Boyd
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 Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life and music of George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer prize in music, and the composer of over 90 published works.

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9:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Florence Price, African-American symphonist

Jon Boyd
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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life of Florence Price, whose groundbreaking career included the 1933 premiere by the Chicago Symphony of her award-winning Symphony No. 1 in E minor. 

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4:37 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Kal Singers director previews 'A Fireside Valentine'

The Kalamazoo Singers
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The director of the Kalamazoo Singers, Rick Phelps, recently spoke with WMUK's Cara Lieurance about a concert called 'A Fireside Valentine: Songs to Warm the Heart on a Cold Night.'

The members of the Kalamazoo Singers come from all walks of life, he says.

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4:11 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Jon Boyd
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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life of Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a violinist by training who created one of the most popular pieces of the turn of the last century, Hiawatha's Wedding Feast.

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