Fontana Chamber Arts http://wmuk.org en New season, new director, new Fontana http://wmuk.org/post/new-season-new-director-new-fontana <p>The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana </a>will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:05:04 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13234 at http://wmuk.org New season, new director, new Fontana An advocate for art song: Tenor Nicholas Phan http://wmuk.org/post/advocate-art-song-tenor-nicholas-phan <p></p><p> American tenor <a href="http://www.nicholas-phan.com/">Nicholas Phan</a>, with pianist Myra Huang and horn player Gail Williams, will present an evening of art songs by Benjamin Britten and Franz Schubert on <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Saturday</a> in a <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Chamber Arts</a> concert.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:29:56 +0000 Cara Lieurance 9622 at http://wmuk.org An advocate for art song: Tenor Nicholas Phan Bassist Edgar Meyer reflects on groundbreaking career http://wmuk.org/post/bassist-edgar-meyer-reflects-groundbreaking-career <p></p><p>Bassist <a href="http://edgarmeyer.com">Edgar Meyer</a> recently gave a solo concert in Kalamazoo to open the <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Chamber Arts</a> season.&nbsp;</p><p>Mr. Meyer and Fontana director David Baldwin sat down with Cara Lieurance&nbsp;before the concert and discussed his career, his approach to bass playing, and his work as a composer. He credits his association with such various artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Joshua Bell to the simple fact that, in his words, &quot;I can write.&quot;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:38:39 +0000 Cara Lieurance 9323 at http://wmuk.org Bassist Edgar Meyer reflects on groundbreaking career David Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to Fontana Chamber Arts http://wmuk.org/post/david-baldwin-brings-wealth-experience-fontana-chamber-arts <p></p><p>David Baldwin will draw on his experience in artist management at the highest level in New York and London and leadership of the Shriver Hall Concert Series in Baltimore to build on the history of Kalamazoo's premiere chamber music organization, <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Chamber Arts</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>He talks about his early training as a musician and how he parlayed it into concert management, helped in part by none other than Yo-Yo Ma. He also takes a practical attitude toward the realities of arts funding and planning for the future.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:25:39 +0000 Cara Lieurance 5980 at http://wmuk.org David Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to Fontana Chamber Arts Anonymous 4 sings of earthly Marion, heavenly Marie http://wmuk.org/post/anonymous-4-sings-earthly-marion-heavenly-marie <p>The acclaimed a cappella ensemble <a href="http://anonymous4.com">Anonymous 4</a> returns to Kalamazoo to perform a program of 13th century French music Friday night.&nbsp;</p><p>A joint presentation of <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Chamber Arts</a> and the <a href="http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/">WMU Medieval Institute</a>, the program blends sacred works honoring the Virgin Mary and secular songs about a fetching shepherdess named Marion.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:38:56 +0000 Cara Lieurance 4926 at http://wmuk.org Anonymous 4 sings of earthly Marion, heavenly Marie