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Chamber Music Festival Of Saugatuck

Grand Rapids Symphony horn player Paul Austin looks forward to returning to the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this week. It's the sixteenth year he has performed at the festival of live classical performances for ensembles of one to eight players, held every July and August. 


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SPLICE  is the Summer institute for Performance, Listening, Interpretation, and Creation of Electroacoustic music. It's a weeklong, intensive program for performers and composers who work with instruments and electronics. Held at Western Michigan University's School of Music, over 40 musicians and composers from across the US will participate in workshops, masterclasses, private lessons, and public performances of new works.

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Fontana CEO and artistic director David Baldwin says this year, the Fontana Summer Music Festival will consist of five concerts between July 18-30. First up is Sybarite5, a string group that often adapts Radiohead and Appalachian tunes for its programs. They will perform a public concert at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on July 18, in addition to teaching the young musicians who participate in Western Michigan University's summer music camp, Seminar 2016.


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The audience becomes the choir in the upcoming Summer Sing at WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall, says Dr. Kim Adams, WMU director of choral activities. On Thursday, June 9, anyone who wants to participate can gather at 6:30 pm, rehearse a few spots at 7:00 pm, and give a full performance of Mozart's Requiem at 7:30 pm. 


Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, will be featured in two public events in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, May 31. The first is an open forum on how to engage Kalamazoo area underserved minority youth in classical arts, to be held at the Douglass Community Association at 10:00 am. The second is an evening presentation of "Spoken Word Musical Fusion," in which the 2005 MacArthur fellow will present a multi-media program of poetry, projected images, and live music. A benefit for the Kalamazoo-based organization Mothers Of Hope, it begins at 8 pm at the Light Fine Arts building at Kalamazoo College.

   

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