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 volunteer Dave Marlatt.

Email: cara.lieurance (at) wmich.edu

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Local Music
3:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding

Schyler Sheltrown
Credit Schyler Sheltrown

A vocal performance major at Michigan State University who intends to pursue an operatic career, Schyler Sheltrown talks to Cara Lieurance about her musical mentors, including current teacher Melanie Helton and her high school instructor, David Hook.

Schyler details her experience at the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalist Competition. She also shares insight into the practice of opera singing and the music she prepared for the competition. 

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Local Music
6:19 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

LHI Live: 2014 Bravo! finalists

Credit Furio Franceshinel

Listen to highlights from the Bravo! concert, a showcase for west Michigan teen musicians chosen by audition to appear in a public concert recorded by WMUK.

Bravo! is a collaboration of local arts organizations including Fontana Chamber Arts, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Crescendo Academy of Music, WMUK-FM 102.1 FM, and KRESA - Education for the Arts.

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Local Music
5:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

A chat with 'Otello' singers Julie Anne Miller and David Gordon

Otello in rehearsal on Wednesday night
Credit Suzanne Weeldreyer

Here's a Let's Hear It excerpt featuring a conversation with mezzo soprano Julie Anne Miller and tenor David Gordon. 

  They are preparing their roles in Verdi's opera Otello​ for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's season closer Friday night.   

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Local Music
6:54 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose

As The Sea perform in WMUK's Takeda Studio
Credit C. Lieurance

A combo of prodigiously talented young jazz musicians who met at Western Michigan University, As The Sea is noted for the close communication between the players themselves and between the players and the audience.

Singer/guitarist Nashon Holloway, pianist Mark Niskanen, and bassist Andrew Rose share their thoughts on songwriting and performing with Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda studio.

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Local Music
12:05 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

New season, new director, new Fontana

Fontana Chamber Arts
Credit Carol Derks

The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of Fontana will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015. 

Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.

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