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

Smythe Richbourg

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Valentine's Day with an abundance of romantic favorites, including the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture by Tchaikovsky, and Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Austin Haley Berman, winner of the bronze medal in the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition, will also join the KJSO to perform the famous Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky. Conductor Andrew Koehler shares the stories behind these iconic works.


Caroline Bitten

The Danish String Quartet is on tour in the United States, and it's a big deal for fans of classical music. On February 3 last week, the Boston Musical Intelligencer​ observed: "...the group gave a performance [...] with ensemble playing at an unobtrusively superhuman level." On Wednesday, cellist Fredrik Sjölin of the Danish String Quartet talked to Cara Lieurance about  tonight's concert in Kalamazoo for the Fontana series.


Gold Company and GCII, the acclaimed vocal jazz ensembles at Western Michigan University, will celebrate the kings and queens of pop, jazz, blues and rock and pay tribute to outgoing WMU president John Dunn in two performances Saturday at Miller Auditorium. Gold Company director Greg Jasperse and student producer Hannah Truckenbrod run down some of the highlights with Cara Lieurance.


Jiyang Chen

  

WMUK is featuring Kalamazoo resident Elisabeth Blair's Listening To Ladies podcasts on Mondays at 10:00 am as they become available. The podcasts 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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Musician Elizabeth Bruce, the organist at First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo, speaks to Cara Lieurance about L.O.V.E. (Living Our Vows Everywhere),  a concert of organ and piano works which will be held on on Sunday. The family-oriented program centers on wedding favorites, such as  Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Both monetary and item donations will be collected for the YWCA at this event.

Bruce earned a degree in music from Indiana University, and is now working on an advanced degree in biochemistry at Western Michigan University. 

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