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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Local Music
4:09 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

New KSO Assistant Conductor Makes Debut

Kalamazoo Symphony assistant conductor Daniel Brier
Credit danielbrier.com

Daniel Brier talks to Cara Lieurance about the many, varied duties of assistant conductor of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and about his debut conducting How The Grinch Stole Christmas in a sold-out performance at Chenery Auditorium. 

  The Wisconsin native says he's pursued conducting from a young age, encouraged by the example of his musician father. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler.

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Local Music
2:13 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Early Music Michigan Presents Music Of Bach For Christmas

An image of J.S. Bach from Thomaskirche, Leipzig

Early Music Michigan will present three major works of Johann Sebastian Bach on Saturday at Holy Family Chapel, in a program called My Spirit Rejoices: Music of Bach for Christmas

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Local Music
5:16 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

'Shrek: The Musical' Is Kalamazoo Civic's Holiday Offering

Shrek: The Musical at the Kalamazoo Civic
Credit courtesy photo

Director Nicki Poer and Ben Zylman talk to Cara Lieurance about the Kalamazoo Civic's production of Shrek: The Musical, which runs through December 14th.

Ms. Poer says the cast has a remarkable level of camaraderie, and large and small roles alike provide a moments to shine. As an experienced director of children's theater, Ms. Poer shares some advice for first-time actors, and says she thinks the story of Shrek provides a message that resonates with all ages. 

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Local Music
4:34 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd On Scott Joplin's Dreams Of Opera

Scott Joplin composing.

WMUK commentator Jonathan Boyd fills in the peaks and valleys of Scott Joplin's story for listeners who only know him as the "King of Ragtime." 

He emphasizes Scott Joplin's greatest ambition: creating an opera with a compelling African-American heroine who sheds light on the ignorance of others, which could serve to advance race relations in the United States.

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Local Music
3:51 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Messiah Sing Returns With 'Surround Sound' Effect

Messiah Sing at First Congregational Church.
Credit https://www.facebook.com/MessiahSing

Handel's Messiah oratorio has had a reputation as a "peoples' work" for centuries, thanks to frequent performances, singable melodies, a famous "Hallelujah!" chorus, and, in recent decades, the rise of audience-participation concerts.

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