Cara Lieurance

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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.

   

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Raymond Harvey tells listeners what to expect in the Festival Finale of the 2016 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. There will be two piano soloists: 2014 Gilmore Artist Rafał Blechacz (performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2) and composer and pianist Michel Legrand, who will premiere his new Concerto For Piano


A. den Teuling

The clavisimbalum is a small keyboard, with wire strings, whose mechanism works like a harpsichord. Medieval music specialist Corina Marti says there are no surviving original instruments, but luckily, a 15th century Dutch instrument maker wrote down instructions for how to make one, and musicologists were able to use medieval artwork to help recreate the instrument.

Vanessa Briceño

Studying at the Curtis Institute and spending summers at the Marlboro Festival has surrounded soprano Sarah Shafer with individuals of extraordinary artistry. But in an interview with Cara Lieurance, Shafer says getting to know some of world's leading classical musicians as people was as valuable as learning their technique.


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