classical music http://wmuk.org en LHI: Jon Boyd on George Walker, first African-American to win Pulitzer in music http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-jon-boyd-george-walker-first-african-american-win-pulitzer-music <p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Let's Hear It </em>host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life and music of <a href="http://georgetwalker.com">George Walker</a>, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer prize in music, and the composer of over 90 published works.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:13:00 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12574 at http://wmuk.org LHI: Jon Boyd on George Walker, first African-American to win Pulitzer in music LHI: Jon Boyd on Florence Price, African-American symphonist http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-jon-boyd-florence-price-african-american-symphonist <p></p><p><em>Let's Hear It</em> host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Price">Florence Price</a>, whose groundbreaking career included the 1933 premiere by the Chicago Symphony of her award-winning&nbsp;<em>Symphony No. 1 in E minor.</em><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</em></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12366 at http://wmuk.org LHI: Jon Boyd on Florence Price, African-American symphonist LHI: Jon Boyd on Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de St-George http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-jon-boyd-joseph-bolougne-chevalier-de-st-george <p><em>Let's Hear It</em> host&nbsp;Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the extraordinary life and career of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_de_Saint-George">Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de Saint-George</a>. Born to a French nobleman and Nanon, a Wolof former slave, he was an esteemed &nbsp;violinist and swordsman who cut quite a figure in 18th century France.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:48:54 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12144 at http://wmuk.org LHI: Jon Boyd on Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de St-George Midori, Raymond Harvey on Kalamazoo residency, performances http://wmuk.org/post/midori-raymond-harvey-kalamazoo-residency-performances <p></p><p>Renowned violinist <a href="http://gotomidori.com">Midori</a> discusses the orchestral residency program she created that brings her to Kalamazoo this week to work with hundreds of young musicians around west Michigan.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:53:22 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12061 at http://wmuk.org Midori, Raymond Harvey on Kalamazoo residency, performances Conductor excited for KJSO to learn from Midori visit http://wmuk.org/post/conductor-excited-kjso-learn-midori-visit <p></p><p>The <a href="http://kalamazoojuniorsymphony.org">Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra</a> will feature famed violinist <a href="http://gotomidori.com/">Midori </a>as soloist in an upcoming <a href="http://kjso.org">concert</a>.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:52:42 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12011 at http://wmuk.org Conductor excited for KJSO to learn from Midori visit