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Artist of the Month
2:01 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

What does becoming an American feel like? See Artist of the Month Ally Pye's Work

Alessandra Pye stands next to the last piece in her series
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

If you weren’t born in the United States, there are several things you have to do to become a U.S. citizen—like carry around a green card for five years and take what’s called a “naturalization test.”

That will make you an American on paper, but what does it take to feel like one?

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Local Music
1:56 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Anderson & Roe reach out to new audiences at The Gilmore

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Credit Brent Cline

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe of the piano duo Anderson & Roe, recently visited with Cara Lieurance at WMUK. 

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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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