Cara Lieurance

carolynkoebel.com

Percussionist Carolyn Koebel, one of West Michigan's most in-demand musicians, has released at least ten albums, with various groups, in the last three years. One of her favorite collaborators is Elden Kelly, a guitarist with a love for improvisation that equals Koebel's own. They'll perform both improvisations and composed songs for the final concert in the "Cool Concerts" Series, Wednesday at 8 pm at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo.

wmutheatre.com

There are nine productions in the new season of theater at Western Michigan University: everything from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the musical The Wiz. Behind the scenes, faculty and students are prepping everything from scripts, to sets, to advertising, as they launch a non-stop year of drama, comedy, musicals, and more. 

meganhealymusic.com

Violinist Megan Healy and pianist Helen Lukan play works of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Sarasate at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo on Thursday night. They discussed their musical partnership with Cara Lieurance before the concert.


Fonn Mor

Station 66, a produce market and ice cream parlor on M-66 south of Battle Creek, is the site of owner Curt Tramel's annual outdoor summer concert. This year, he's featuring a number of Chicago musicians who are well known in Irish music circles. They'll join his band, Fonn Mór, on stage at 6 pm on Saturday, August 13.

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Was it difficult to find eight regional cellists who wanted to learn, rehearse, and present a full-length program of cello-centric works? Not at all, according to Octocelli member Elizabeth Start. In fact, there were more volunteers than was needed for the "Cello Explosion" program.


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