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
4:18 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Cellist returns for 17th year with Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

Cellist Judith Vander Weg
Credit Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

An interview with Judith Vander Weg

Judith Vander Weg, principal cellist of the Flint Symphony, is one of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck's most popular players, having appeared each season for the last sixteen years.

She spoke with Cara Lieurance about the opening program of Phantasies by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Frank Bridge, and Dvorak's Viola Quintet Op 97. 

The Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck starts its 26th season this weekend. Concerts will continue at 7:30 pm each Thursday and Friday night until August 16th.

Local Music
4:50 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

LHI Live: Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson and Sara Gazarek
Credit saragazarek.com

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist-composer-arranger Josh Nelson visit with Jazz Currents host Keith Hall in WMUK's Takeda performance studio, for an hour of songs and conversation on a range of topics, including the song writing process, the privilege of teaching, and the special camaraderie of jazz artists around the world.

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Local Music
11:53 am
Fri June 20, 2014

LHI Live: Rohan and Sujatha Krishnamurthy perform in Indian Carnatic tradition

Rohan and Sujatha Krishnamurthy
Credit C. Lieurance

Percussionist Rohan Krishnamurthy and his mother, singer and teacher Sujatha Krishnamurthy perform Carnatic music of southern India, an artform which is over 2000 years old. 

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Theatre
7:35 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Seedy Night Club Struggles Through Nazi Era Berlin in Musical “Cabaret”

Credit courtesy of Farmers Alley Theatre

Hear the interview with Kathy Mulay, Dirk Lumbard, and Barbara Marineau on WMUK's "Let's Hear It"

Friday is opening night for the musical Cabaret at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. It takes place in a seedy night club during pre-Nazi era Berlin. 

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Local Music
12:43 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Executive director Peter Gistelinck positive on KSO's potential

Peter Gistelinck
Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

The former executive director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Peter Gistelinck draws upon a lifetime of musical experience. 

Raised in an intensely musical family, he fostered relationships with musical luminaries such as Michel Legrand, Jessye Norman, and Marvin Hamlisch, and is himself an active composer and arranger. Peter Gistelinck tells Cara Lieurance he's excited to work with KSO music director Raymond Harvey in the seasons leading up to symphony's 100th anniversary in 2021.

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