Cara Lieurance

Local Music
3:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Cape Breton Fiddler Andrea Beaton To Play In Richland

Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton
Credit andreabeaton.com

Andrea Beaton grew up on Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Beaton family, like the Rankins and the MacMasters, came to the attention of folk music enthusiasts in the 1960s and 70s through field recordings of house parties and dances. The main purpose of the music was social. It was something that knit together the small coal-mining communities.

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Local Music
12:05 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

LHI Live: Edisher Savitski's Boundless Schumann

Edisher Savitski in the Takeda studio.
Credit C. Lieurance

During the time the Soviet Union was falling apart in the 1990s, Edisher Savitski was a young pianist pursuing a career in music while supporting the independence movement in his country, the Democratic Republic of Georgia. 

An invitation to study in the United States changed his life.

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Local Music
7:09 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

The Western Winds: Side-By-Side For Better Music

The Western Winds
Credit wmich.edu/music

The Western Winds is a versatile ensemble that brings together Western Michigan University's wind, brass and percussion faculty with WMU graduate assistant performers, in various configurations. 

The repertoire is challenging, ranging from Beethoven to Ewazen, and the concerts are prepared in just three rehearsals, which is typical in the professional music world. 

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Local Music
6:32 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

LHI Live: Nashon Holloway And Bryan Blowers

Bryan Blowers and Nashon Holloway

Keith Hall talks to two homegrown artists who are beginning international careers in music. Kalamazoo singer/songwriter Nashon Holloway, equally at home in jazz, soul, and folk, has taken two months-long trips to Dubai to perform. Portage native Bryan Blowers, one of the most versatile guitarists west Michigan has produced, will spend the 2014-15 season cruising the oceans for Royal Carribean as a ship musician. 

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Local Music
5:17 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

What's Next After Gold: Zlatomir Fung Talks Stulberg Competition

Zlatomir Fung
Credit zlatomirfungcello.com

Cellist Zlatomir Fung, who earned the gold medal in the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo last May, returns to west Michigan this week to perform as a guest soloist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra

Riding high on his achievement, Zlatomir participated in another prestigious competition weeks later. At the 2014 Klein Competition in California, he again gave an outstanding performance and was awarded the top prize. 

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