David Baldwin http://wmuk.org en Fontana Summer Festival has fresh music, fresh approach http://wmuk.org/post/fontana-summer-festival-has-fresh-music-fresh-approach <p></p><p>Cara Lieurance talks to David Baldwin, executive director of Fontana, who shares details and musical selections from the upcoming <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Summer Festival</a>, featuring Gene Knific, Ralph and Albertine&nbsp;Votapek, Paul Nitsch, Axiom Brass, the Calidore String Quartet, and the Hot Club of Detroit.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:52:29 +0000 Cara Lieurance 14536 at http://wmuk.org Fontana Summer Festival has fresh music, fresh approach 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 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