Cara Lieurance http://wmuk.org en Hot Club of Detroit to play Fontana summer finale http://wmuk.org/post/hot-club-detroit-play-fontana-summer-finale <p></p><p>The final concert of the <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana </a>summer festival will feature the <a href="http://hotclubofdetroit.com">Hot Club of Detroit</a>, whose style is rooted in gypsy jazz rhythms, but whose personnel bring their own modern day influences to the mix.</p><p>The group's virtuoso accordionist, Julien&nbsp;Labro, gave Cara Lieurance a crash course in how the band balances its blend of tradition and progress. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:53:26 +0000 Cara Lieurance 16087 at http://wmuk.org Hot Club of Detroit to play Fontana summer finale A conversation with Duo Diorama's pianist, Winston Choi http://wmuk.org/post/conversation-duo-dioramas-pianist-winston-choi <p></p><p><a href="http://duodiorama.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Duo Diorama</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the husband-and-wife team of violinist </span>MingHuan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Xu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and pianist Winston </span>Choi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:29:34 +0000 Cara Lieurance 16086 at http://wmuk.org A conversation with Duo Diorama's pianist, Winston Choi Calidore Quartet to play sold-out Fontana concert http://wmuk.org/post/calidore-quartet-play-sold-out-fontana-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://calidorestringquartet.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Calidore&nbsp;Quartet</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an award-winning string quartet formed at the </span>Colburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> School in California, will perform Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the </span><a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fontana </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">summer festival.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:47:31 +0000 Cara Lieurance 16019 at http://wmuk.org Calidore Quartet to play sold-out Fontana concert 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 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'