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

Rather than a concerto soloist, the next Battle Creek Symphony concert will showcase a theater company as its featured guest. The What A Do Theatre will fill the roles of the fictional character, Don Juan, and the true-life composer, Richard Strauss, whose 1889 Don Juan was a work that cemented his reputation.


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Director Jay Berkow and cast members Gabrielle Oliva (Magnolia) and Kendall VanAmberg (Gaylord Ravenol) join Cara Lieurance to talk about what makes the still-popular 1927 Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat special.


The Arcadia Winds are a group of accomplished amateur musicians who like to challenge themselves with great works. On the opening of their fourth season at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo, the pieces are by Johannes Brahms, Darius Milhaud, and Emile Bernard. Cara Lieurance spoke with musicians Ron Chase and Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association representative Paula Jamison, for a preview of the concert.


Conductor Andrew Koehler talks about the season-opening concert of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, set for Sunday at 4 pm in Chenery Auditorium. He tells Cara Lieurance that he has designed a program that shows how the symphony transitioned from a pre-curtain hors-d'ouvre to the opera to the main dish of most orchestral programs.


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This edition of Weekend Let's Hear It features an interview with piano virtuoso and composer Marc-Andre Hamelin, who performs a solo concert of music by Mozart, Debussy, Hamelin and Schubert in a Piano Masters Series event presented by the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. And, we learn about a Michigan-themed concert at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. It features music and photography that was inspired by scenic places in the state, written by Jim Spalink of An Dro


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