Cara Lieurance http://wmuk.org en Acclaimed Axiom Brass makes Fontana debut http://wmuk.org/post/acclaimed-axiom-brass-makes-fontana-debut <p></p><p>The <a href="http://axiombrass.com">Axiom Brass</a>, a featured ensemble on this year's <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana </a>summer festival, will perform a mixed program of early music to modern, sacred and secular works at the <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/3427+Gull+Rd,+Kalamazoo,+MI+49048/@42.3156764,-85.5381331,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8817834849d53907:0x995b2cc179a55603">Holy Family Chapel</a> at Nazareth Center.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:35:41 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15990 at http://wmuk.org Acclaimed Axiom Brass makes Fontana debut Title of Show: The Real Life Comedy Of Making Musicals http://wmuk.org/post/title-show-real-life-comedy-making-musicals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friday night is opening night for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Title of Show</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at </span><a href="http://farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2013-14/title-show" style="line-height: 1.5;">Farmers Alley Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Kalamazoo. The show runs until August </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:42:04 +0000 Cara Lieurance & Rebecca Thiele 15891 at http://wmuk.org Title of Show: The Real Life Comedy Of Making Musicals Current and former Fontana directors on 'A Salute to Neill' http://wmuk.org/post/current-and-former-fontana-directors-salute-neill <p></p><p>The 'Salute to Neill' tribute to Fontana founder Neill Sanders is an annual tradition for the <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Summer Festival</a>.</p><p>This year, Fontana director David Baldwin invited a former director, pianist Paul Nitsch, to appear on the program.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The past and present directors discuss the history of Fontana with Cara Lieurance. They also discuss the bright futures of the five young musicians who complete the program: horn player Adedeji Ogunfolu and the Omer Quartet.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:10:53 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15890 at http://wmuk.org Current and former Fontana directors on 'A Salute to Neill' GR Symphony cellist revels in chamber music in Saugatuck http://wmuk.org/post/gr-symphony-cellist-revels-chamber-music-saugatuck <p></p><p>Cellist Alicia Eppinga, principal cellist of the <a href="http://grsymphony.org">Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra</a>, is one of the featured performers at the <a href="http://saugatuckmusic.org">Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck</a> this weekend.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:07:09 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15882 at http://wmuk.org GR Symphony cellist revels in chamber music in Saugatuck Returning pianist Ralph Votapek has fond Fontana memories http://wmuk.org/post/returning-pianist-ralph-votapek-has-fond-fontana-memories <p></p><p>Pianist <a href="http://www.ralphvotapek.com/">Ralph Votapek</a> returns to the <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana</a> summer festival this week to perform classics of the repertoire for two pianos, with his wife, pianist Albertine&nbsp;Votapek.</p><p>In his conversation with Cara Lieurance, Mr. Votapek&nbsp;recalls the early days of the festival and its founder, Neill Sanders, who started the series in 1980. He also discusses the longevity of his career. Votapek is soon to mark his 50th&nbsp;year of appearances in Argentina.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:36:21 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15802 at http://wmuk.org Returning pianist Ralph Votapek has fond Fontana memories