Bullock Performance Institute

via Western Brass Quintet

The Western Brass Quintet will perform original works by four composers tonight on the Bullock Performance Institute Series at Western Michigan University.  Trumpeters Scott Thornburg and Robert White discuss the works on the program, saying that the brass quintet as a form has allowed certain composers to experiment in unusual ways. 


imaniwinds.com

Horn player/composer Jeff Scott and bassoonist Monica Ellis of Imani Winds joined Cara Lieurance for an update on their latest adventures before their concert in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall on Wednesday night. The groundbreaking ensemble, responsible for implementing new music, energy and identity to the classical wind quintet, has visited Kalamazoo a number of times in its 21-year existence, inspiring many young musicians in their workshops, master classes, and school visits.


vincemendoza.net

Vince Mendoza is one of the most versatile and prolific composer–arranger–conductors of the last two decades. A multi-Grammy Award winner, he has written arrangements for a wide variety of pop and jazz artists, and tonight the Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra and WMU Symphony Orchestra will play a concert of his works. Mendoza and Andrew Rathbun, professor of jazz at WMU, preview the concert and the high points of his career with Cara Lieurance.


The Bullock Performance Institute series continues tonight with a concert of new works for saxophone and electric guitar, performed by saxophonist Drew Whiting and guitarist John Mayrose. Whiting, Mayrose, and composer Ed Martin join Cara Lieurance for a preview.


WMU School of Music

Tonight at 7:30 pm, pianist Yu-Lien The performs works of J.S. Bach, Carter Pann, and Robert Schumann in a solo recital that marks her return to the Western Michigan University School of Music, this time as a newly-appointed professor. 

Dr. The talked to Cara Lieurance about her years as a WMU graduate student and resident artist before she went on to earn her doctorate at Michigan State and later moved to Ohio, before returning to Kalamazoo in her new position. Her work as a pianist balances recitals, collaborating as an accompanist, teaching, and practicing - and she wouldn't want to give any of it up.

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