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
3:52 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas

New album by Martha Councell-Vargas
Credit Ksenia Poulber

Martha Councell-Vargas, an assistant professor of flute at Western Michigan University, recently released a full-length album of new and overlooked flute music by composers of the northern and southern American hemispheres. 

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, Ms. Councell-Vargas speaks with Cara Lieurance about her passion for flute music of the Americas, the stylistic influences she's incorporated into her playing, and the strong friendships that have arisen throughout her musical journey.

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Local Music
12:24 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Brad Wong and Paul Clifton preview Western Wind Quintet concert

The Western Wind Quintet plays music by American, Hungarian, German, and French composers Wednesday night in a program called "Around the World with the Western Wind Quintet." Clarinetist Brad Wong and guest horn player Paul Clifton talk about the program with Cara Lieurance.  

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Local Music
5:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

LHI Live: Jazz pianist Edward Simon with Keith Hall

Edward Simon
Credit John Kelman

Venezuelan jazz pianist Edward Simon, who got his start with bandleaders Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Mann and others, recently signed on with the all-star lineup of the SFJAZZ Collective.

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Local Music
6:58 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Andrew Koehler on Kalamazoo Philharmonia's 'Revolutionary Fates'

Andrew Koehler
Credit andrewkoehlerconductor.com

As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, conductor Andrew Koehler tells Cara Lieurance about Saturday's Kalamazoo Philharmonia program, 'Revolutionary Fates.'

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Local Music
6:26 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

LHI Live: A global good time with An Dro

An Dro
Credit C Lieurance

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, An Dro's Jim Spalink, Fred Willson, Michele Venegas, and Carolyn Koebel play together and discuss the many influences that come together to forge the band's unique sound. 

Listen for several original tune sets, and the stories behind them - road trips, festivals, and family lore.

  An Dro will appear at the Old Dog Tavern on Saturday, March 1 for the new Michigan Global Roots Music Festival. Hours are 11 am - 2 pm. 

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