Local Music
1:44 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour brings French, German baroque elegance to Gilmore fest

Jory Vinikour
Credit Kobie van Rensburg

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, a dual citizen of France and the United States, made his debut at the 2014 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival this week with a program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Mr. Vinikour and Cara Lieurance have a conversation about the technique and style specific to the composers and the instrument, and his recent return to the United States after a long period living in France.

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Local Music
1:05 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Featured Gilmore fest soprano Karina Gauvin, on the 'liquid lines' of Mozart

Karina Gauvin
Credit Michael Slobodian

The award-winning Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sang several Mozart arias in concert with the Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra  on Tuesday night. 

She talked with Cara Lieurance about her transforming career, which saw early roles as a baroque-era soloist and has grown to include Mozart, Mahler and beyond.

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Local Music
12:34 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Randall Scarlata returns with Schumann songs for Gilmore fest

Randall Scarlata
Credit Emily Hanze

When baritone Randall Scarlata first appeared in Kalamazoo in 1999, he was touring as a winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions. 

Now a seasoned and versatile performer, Mr. Scarlata talks to Cara Lieurance about his recital of Schumann Songs with pianist Gil Kalish at the 2014 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival.  

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WSW 4/30/14
10:22 am
Wed April 30, 2014

WestSouthwest - April 30, 2014

Credit Chris Killian


WestSouthwest for April 30, 2014


This week's WestSouthwest examines homelessness, mental illness and how those issues affect veterans. 

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Homeless Veterans
8:42 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WSW: Help is Available for Veterans in Kalamazoo County

Korean War Veteran speaks with a coordinator for Homeless Street Team Outreach in this November, 2013 file photo
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with James Tucker


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 57,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States. 

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