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

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The Arcadia Winds, joined by pianist Barbara Hong, will present a free concert at 7:30 pm at the Ladies Library Building tonight. The concert begins with an early Romance for clarinet and piano by Richard Strauss, followed by the Sextet for Piano and Winds by British composer Arnold Jacobs, who composed it in memoriam to the horn player Aubrey Brain. The final piece is the Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op posth by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Although it was an early work, it remained unpublished due to the composer's disappointment at not winning a competition with it as a student. Horn player Ron Chase, Barbara Hong, and Paula Jamison of the Ladies Library Association join Cara Lieurance to talk about the works on the program. 

 


The second album for the award-winning Western Michigan University Latin jazz group Mas Que Nada  will be released on Monday, January 30 at The Union in Kalamazoo. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, vocalist Monica Pabelonio and WMU director of jazz studies Tom Knific talk about the making of the album and share some music highlights.


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Side Show, a 1997 musical by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger, has been on director Jay Berkow's dream list of shows he's like to to direct. Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became performers on the vaudeville circuit, Side Show is a musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one's uniqueness. 


David Finlayson

Anthony McGill, while driving to an afternoon of teaching at Juilliard followed by a New York Philharmonic performance, talked to Cara Lieurance about the tour which brings him back to Kalamazoo this week. He's performing on the Fontana series with two of the most in-demand classical stars of today, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan.  


Ralitsa Doncheva

WMUK is featuring Kalamazoo resident Elisabeth Blair's Listening To Ladies podcasts on Mondays at 10:00 am this month. They grew out of Blair's desire to discover and shed light on the work of current and past composers who are women.


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