Cara Lieurance

Local Music
2:09 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Red Sea Pedestrians celebrate WMU connections

The Red Sea Pedestrians
Credit Mazawi and Casey Bernhard

Tonight the Red Sea Pedestrians trek back to Western Michigan University for a performance at the School of Music. All 6 members of the eclectic klezmer-swing-folk band are WMU alumni. Ian Gorman tells Cara Lieurance about the band’s origins, the development of its unique and versatile style, and the influence of regional stories and folklore from Michigan in their music. This is the first performance featuring new drummer/percussionist Ben Lau.

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Local Music
11:39 am
Tue February 19, 2013

An operetta of scandal and waltzes

Western Michigan University majors in vocal performance have been working under the direction of Susan Anthony for weeks to prepare performances of Act Two of Die Fledermaus this Thursday and Friday at the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Ms. Anthony returned to Kalamazoo after a successful career as an opera singer, mainly in European opera houses. The work she's preparing with the WMU Opera Workshop, a Strauss operetta, is one in which she’s played a role many times. 

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Local Music
9:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Kalamazoo debut for acclaimed saxophonist Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Credit Ethan Levitas

Fontana Chamber Arts presents saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and his band at the Wellspring Theatre this Saturday, featuring blazingly original music from his just-released album Gamak

Mahanthappa talks about his early listening experiences from childhood through college, and expresses his preference for live concerts over albums, saying that with live music, social change is possible.

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Local Music
3:49 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Andrew Koehler conducts The Planets

Credit Andrew Koehler

An interview with Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will play The Planets when it takes the stage in Chenery Auditorium Sunday. 

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Local Music
3:38 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Zodiac Trio offers kaleidescope of music

The Zodiac Trio
Credit Zodiac Trio

An interview with the Zodiac Trio

The Zodiac Trio gives a concert of modern works in many styles for clarinet, violin and piano Wednesday night at Western Michigan University.

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