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)

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony, led by Andrew Koehler, will present a program titled "Cinematic," playing film music from Star Wars, The Gadfly, and Intermezzo, to conclude its 2014-15 season.

Benjamin Britten was an opera composer. He may be best known for his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, but it is in his stage works that his genius shines most brightly. Caleb Williams, music director at Portage Chapel Hill Methodist Church, fell in love with Britten's mini-opera Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) during his post-graduate study at Boston University. This weekend, he will conduct a performance with the participation of singers Carl Ratner (Noah), David Little (God), Chelsea Helm, Katelin Meffert, Andrew Miller, Kaitie Badalamenti, Colleen Stano Williams, and Melanie Walker. Organist Carl Doubleday, pianist Barbara Hong, the PCHUM Chancel and Children's Choirs, and members of the Kalamazoo Recorder Players and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony are also featured.

They may speak with American accents, but Bua's music is purely Irish - learned from parents and older Irish musicians who emigrated to the United States. Bua will demonstrate their vivacious, lived-in sound in a concert at the Richland Community Hall on Tuesday.

Paul Marc Mitchell

  Pianist Joseph Moog, a native of Ludwigschafen, Germany and a two-time winner of the International Classical Music Awards, is the next pianist to appear on The Gilmore's Rising Stars Series.  In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Mr. Moog relates how his musician parents first introduced a piano to the home. For a couple of years before formal training began, the toddler used it as a musical playground for his own melodies and improvisations.

Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis's musicianship was born of a longstanding New Orleans tradition: older generations playing side-by-side with younger generations. Mr. Marsalis recently stepped away from his usual role as record producer to get in front of the microphones with his father, Ellis Marsalis, for an album called The Last Southern GentlemenBoth Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis will appear on the Fontana series Friday night.