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)

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Baritone Nathan Gunn and his musician wife, pianist Julie Jordan Gunn will perform an eclectic mix of classic and modern cabaret songs for a Fontana audience Saturday night in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. Gunn talked to Cara Lieurance about what to expect.

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In a free concert on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo, the Arcadia Winds will perform Malcolm Arnold's clever and funny work, Three Shanties For Wind Quintet, Op 4. The program also includes the Arioso Trio, performing music of Handel, Beethoven's Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 11, and two of Georg Philip Telemann's Fantasies for Flute, played by flutist Bobbi Coleman. Coleman, pianist Barbara Hong, oboist Wendy Mazer, and Paula Jamison of the Ladies Library Association preview the concert with Cara Lieurance.

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Dan Gustin, who has overseen the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival for the last 18 years, was recently in New York to introduce the 2018 Gilmore Artist, Russian-German pianist Igor Levit. He talks to Cara Lieurance about the process of selecting the final candidate, and how Levit rose to the top.

The keyboard festival will be held this spring, from April 25-May 12. It's the last festival Gustin will program as executive director. He's remaining as director emeritus while the new director, Pierre Van Der Westhuizen, settles in to the role.

Kalamazoo New Year's Fest will feature a newly-formed classical group among the dozens of acts set for Saturday. It's called Heartside Harmony, and it includes top regional orchestral players among its ranks. Founder and violist Arturo Ziraldo talks to Cara Lieurance about the group, which aims to use music as a bridge to reach people of all walks and circumstances of life. 

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Three members of the Kalamazoo Brass Collective - founders Bob Lewis and Craig Freeman, and trumpeter Dave Bernard - play inventive and original arrangements of seasonal music in the WMUK Takeda studio, and have a conversation about their lives as musicians with Cara Lieurance.