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)

Ben Doyle

Weigang Li, the founding first violinist of the Shanghai Quartet, previews their concert with famous pipa virtuoso Wu Man, in an interview with Cara Lieurance. He says although they've received notice for their East-West crossover programs, he considers himself a specialist in Germanic music - the core classical repertory of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Li says that even though it's a cliché, music really does allow people from different countries to share a language together.

The concert is Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall, presented by Fontana.

Midwest Young Artists Conservatory Symphony Orchestra

Director Andrew Koehler will welcome Karisa Chiu, the 2017 Stulberg String Competition Bronze Medalist, to the Chenery Auditorium stage on Sunday to perform the Violin Concerto, Op. 47 by Sibelius. In addition to the Sibelius, Koehler and Cara Lieurance discuss two other works on the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra program: Schumann's Manfred Overture and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

The Kalamazoo Concert Band, with special guests the Western Jazz Quartet, are ready to put some sizzle on stage this Saturday with a program called 'Iberian Inspiration,' says director Tom Evans. He spoke with Cara Lieurance about the works on the program and how he's always fired up to play music.

WMU School of Music

Western Michigan University's School of Music will host a 10-state division conference of the College Band Directors National Association February 22-24. Organizer Scott Boerma, WMU director of bands, will conduct a free preview concert by the University Symphonic Band on Sunday, Feb 18 at 3 pm in Miller Auditorium. Boerma shared the details with Cara Lieurance in a preview.

Dr. Aaron Humble, professor of voice at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, presented a solo recital of sacred art songs on Friday evening in the Cathedral Church of St. Augustine. He was joined by Karen Kness, Gunta Laukmane and Thomas Fielding.  Before the concert, Humble and Fielding joined Cara Lieurance for a conversation about the program.