Cara Lieurance

kalamazoosymphony.com

The in-school music program Kalamazoo Kids In Tune welcomed its first students four years ago. Now, the first graders who entered the program in 2011 are fifth graders bound for middle school. A gala concert, featuring all 80-plus children in the program, will take place in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall on Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

Colin Bell

Violinist Sarah Chang's concerto performance with the Kalamazoo Symphony and appearance as a judge for the Stulberg International String Competition were part of a season in which she performed in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, London, Malaysia, Toronto, Barcelona, New York, Germany, Istanbul, Korea, and Detroit.

Paul Jendrasiak

Edye Evans Hyde, the 2011 West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year, and her husband, guitarist Mike Hyde, are a Grand Rapids-based musical couple. In a recent interview, they tell Keith Hall about how they met in college at the Tiki Bar, when Edye filled in at the last minute for a singer who had the flu. They've performed together ever since.

richardnarroway.com

The six cello suites of Johann Sebastian Bach are transformative works for those who play them. Richard Narroway, who won the gold medal in 2010 at the Stulberg International String Competition, will perform three suites at First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo on Saturday, in a concert sponsored jointly by the Stulberg and the Kalamazoo Bach Festival.

kazoocivic.com

With Gershwin's timeless dance tunes and a fresh, funny story to tie them together, Crazy For You marked the reclaiming of the American musical from the Brits when it debuted in 1992. Crazy For You is director Ben Zylman's swan song as a staff member of the Kalamazoo Civic.

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