classical music http://wmuk.org en 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 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 Cellist returns for 17th year with Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck http://wmuk.org/post/cellist-returns-17th-year-chamber-music-festival-saugatuck <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judith Vander&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Weg</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, principal cellist of the Flint Symphony, is one of the <a href="http://saugatuckmusic.org">Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck's</a> most popular players, having appeared each season for the last sixteen years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She spoke with Cara Lieurance about the opening program of Phantasies by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Bridge, and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dvorak's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Viola Quintet Op 97.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Chamber Music Festival of </span>Saugatuck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> starts its </span>26th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> season this weekend. Concerts will continue at 7:30 pm each Thursday and Friday night until August </span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:18:10 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15705 at http://wmuk.org Cellist returns for 17th year with Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck