Local Music

Local Music
11:52 am
Thu January 31, 2013

WMU Orchestra prepares essential Russian repertoire

Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra
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Interview with Lori Sims and Bruce Uchimura

Pianist Lori Sims is the soloist in Rachmaninoff’s formidable Piano Concerto No. 3, with Bruce Uchimura conducting the Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra this Sunday in Chenery Auditorium.

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Cara Lieurance
12:23 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Western Brass Quintet presents new music, new tubist

The Western Brass Quintet
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An interview with Lin Foulk, Jacob Cameron, and Pierre Jalbert

The Western Brass Quintet premieres two new works Wednesday night, including Brass Quintet by composer Pierre Jalbert. 

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Cara Lieurance
12:36 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Behind the scenes of Les Miserables

Peter Lockyer and Lawrence Goldberg
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Cara Lieurance interviews Peter Lockyer and Lawrence Goldberg.

Les Miserables music director Lawrence Goldberg and Peter Lockyer, who plays Jean Valjean, trade behind-the-scenes stories of performing in the longest-running musical in history. They also share insights into the contrast between the show’s live production and the recent film. 

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Cara Lieurance
3:39 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Members of Groov'tet reunite in their prime

Drummer Keith Hall
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An interview with jazz drummer Keith Hall.

In 1993 Groov’tet, a self-propelled student jazz quartet, was formed at Western Michigan University. It launched the careers of four distinguished alumni: pianist Xavier Davis, saxophonist John Wojciechowski, bassist Matt Hughes, and drummer Keith Hall.

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Cara Lieurance
2:59 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Musical duo links classical baroque and Scottish folk

David Greenberg and Chris Norman in WMUK's Studio A.
Cara Lieurance

An interview with flutist Chris Norman and fiddler David Greenberg.

Flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg are fluent in at least two musical languages: the works of 18th century Baroque composers like Bach and Telemann, and the 18th century Scottish folk tradition as practiced in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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