Cara Lieurance

Announcer & Producer

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday evenings Tues-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at) wmich.edu

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Music director Rick Phelps says that the Kalamazoo Singers holiday concert, called "Candlelight Reflections," is not subdued or serious. Instead, it is a trip down memory lane for the choir, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season.


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The Battle Creek Symphony has invited Gold Company, Western Michigan University’s internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, to join them in a holiday pops concert on Saturday at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek. Conductor Anne Harrigan says it's the first time in over 15 years the two groups have collaborated. Harrigan and Gold Company director Greg Jasperse preview the program with Cara Lieurance.


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Following a visit to New Orleans last summer, director Fred Sang says the Kalamazoo Children's Chorus is excited to tour to China in the summer of 2018. Here in Kalamazoo, the chorus presents its annual holiday concert on Sunday.


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James Turner, who retires as artistic director of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival at the end of the season, will lead his 20th 'BachFest Christmas!' on Sunday. He spoke with Cara Lieurance about the music he has planned, and looks back on his time with the organization. Included in the conversation are chorister Gail Griffin, who joined the choir at the same time as Turner, and Arcato Chamber Ensemble conductor Andrew Koehler.


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Pavel Kolesnikov, as he waits for his plane in Seattle, tells Cara Lieurance he is fascinated by micro details - in music, in photographs, even in observing ordinary objects in an airport. It's a quality that brings new insights into music thought to be trifling, like Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, or well-trodden, like Chopin's Mazurkas. 


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