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

Bill Ryan

The new album by the Coalescence Percussion DuoAlternations, was given an album release concert last month as part of the Western Michigan University Bullock Performance Institute Series. Prior to the concert, percussionist Judy Moonert spoke about the release at WMUK.

The Western Winds is the only university ensemble that presents faculty performers and the master's level students they mentor together on the same stage. Before a concert that featured Antonin Dvorak's Serenade For Winds, Op 44, Scott Boerma, WMU director of bands, and graduate student Greg Blakeman, shared their thoughts on the experience.


Dan Nichols

 Trio Speranza made its Kalamazoo debut at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music on Saturday, November 8th. The recipients of the Presentation Prize at Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition 2014, the members - Ann Griffis, violin; Cora Swenson Lee, cello; and Jason Moy, harpsichord - formed the group in 2013. 


A fascination with modern and ancient musical settings of the Old Testament's The Song of Songs helped the three singers of Boston-based Tapestry to find their direction twenty years ago. They created a live concert, and later recorded an album, Song of Songs: Come Into My Garden, which guided the listener down a carefully curated path of songs from the past thousand years. On November 6th, singers Cristi Catt, Laurie Monahan, and Daniela Tošić brought a refreshed update to the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music.


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Lieutenant colonel Graham Jones, who retired from one of the highest musical positions in the British Army in 2011, is now in-demand as a guest conductor for top-level military and civilian bands around the world. The Kalamazoo Concert Band recently welcomed him to the podium to lead its fall concert, "Smitten With Britain," held October 24th in Chenery Auditorium. 

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