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Local Music
2:50 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

LHI Live: Violinist Liya Jin and Violist Maisie Snyder

Side-by-side violin & viola
Credit wikihow

Fourteen year-old violinist Liya Jin and seventeen year-old violist Maisie Snyder have been playing in the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for four and five years, respectively.

Although both mix their passion for music with other pursuits, such as science and swimming, Maisie and Liya are accomplished performers as soloists, orchestra members, and as members of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony String Quartet. 

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Local Music
5:35 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd On Joseph White, Cuban Violinist

Joseph White

Jon Boyd's latest featured composer is a nineteenth-century Cuban violinist who became one of the top-ranked violinists in Europe.

Joseph White's story begins in Cuba, where his quick musical development astonished his teachers. With help from a prominent pianist of the day, he raised enough funds to continue his education in Europe. It was the beginning of an illustrious and productive career. 

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Local Music
3:17 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Brass Celebration Of Christmas Set For Sunday

Western Brass Ensemble

The Western Brass Quintet welcomed a new member this fall. Robert White, a former student of Western's trumpet professor Scott Thornburg, went on to earn a doctorate from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He returned to campus as a faculty member in September.

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Local Music
6:23 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

LHI Live: Joel Mabus' Seasonal Songbook

Joel Mabus
Credit joelmabus.com

Singer-songwriter Joel Mabus' musical career, encompassing 25 albums, includes two Christmas releases (How Like The Holly, 1999, and A Parlor Guitar Christmas, 2012). Over time, the folk artist has also compiled a selection of seasonal stories and poems he likes to share with audiences.

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Local Music
5:20 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Celtic Christmas In Battle Creek Features Michigan Talent

Credit battlecreeksymphony.org

 A host of renowned Celtic musicians with Michigan ties will appear with the Battle Creek Symphony in its upcoming holiday concert. They include fiddle virtuoso Jeremy Kittel, a Michigan native whose credentials include a jazz degree from the Manhattan School of Music and performing/composing with the Turtle Island String Quartet.

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