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)

Christian Bischof, organist at St.-Margaret-Kirche in Munich, Germany and a rising star, performed on September 30 at St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance which also includes Karl Schrock and Tom Fielding, he discusses his training as a performer and his certification as an organ "expert" - someone qualified to diagnose and repair this highly complex instrument.

Nashon Holloway doesn't take her gift for music lightly. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, she says that for her, music is a communal experience that brings people together, not a vehicle for fame. Her songs often address life's uncertainty with empathy, but without offering platitudes. The singer-songwriter's debut album, The Palace and the Hut, was released in a sold-out show at Bell's Eccentric Cafe on September 30.

Marco Borggreve

On the verge of becoming as widely known in the U.S. as he is in France, Bertrand Chamayou will perform classics of Ravel and Schubert for the Fontana series on Saturday. He spoke with Cara Lieurance about how he had an instinctual feel for one, and learned, through study, to love the other. 

The Stockholm Chamber Brass has been setting standards in brass playing since its formation in the mid 1980s. Although it started as a student side project, the group became serious about chamber brass very quickly, according to founding member and trombonist Jonas Bylund. In an interview with Cara Lieurance, Bylund and fellow SCB player Tom Poulson share their perspectives on the world of brass music.

Michael Spengler

Conductor Anne Harrigan visits Cara Lieurance to preview the season-opening concert by the Battle Creek Symphony. The featured soloist is flutist Amy Porter, who will perform the Trail Of Tears Concerto, written for her by American composer Michael Daugherty. They also discuss the revolutionary underpinnings of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica.'