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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Not one, not four, but eight cellists will participate in a program called "A Cello Explosion" this Sunday. Cellists from the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, and the Kalamazoo Philharmonia will be featured in a wide variety of music, from a Joplin rag, to the William Tell Overture to a work by Kalamazoo composer and cellist Elizabeth Start. 

Grand Rapids Symphony

The Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck comes to a close this week with two works that qualify for a Chamber Music 101 class: Shostakovich's devastating Piano Trio No. 2, and Schubert's uplifting Quintet for Strings in C

Organic Headshots

In Chicago, the "first couple" of piano duet playing is Claire Aebersold and Ralph Nieweem, founders of the Chicago Duo Piano Festival and a professional team for over four decades. 

Read McEndre

Jeff Feldman didn't know what he was getting into when he let his brother talk him into giving Hot Club jazz, or "gypsy" jazz, a chance.  Well versed in American rock, the bassist soon began to appreciate the blend of cultures in the style Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli pioneered.

Devon Ross

Renee Macdonald, 23, has called Kalamazoo home until now. A graduate of Loy Norrix High School and Western Michigan University, her pursuit of classical singing hasn't always been easy, but she found strong advocates in teachers Marie Kerstetter, Fred Sang, and Elizabeth Cowan, among others. They advised her to keep working to master her instrument - a powerful, sometimes unruly soprano/alto voice that is ideal for dramatic operatic roles, and is expected to fully mature in her early thirties.

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