Cara Lieurance

Local Music
8:40 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Alon Goldstein returns to Gilmore with Grieg

Alon Goldstein at the 2010 Gilmore Festival
Credit Gilmore Festival

Cara Lieurance speaks with pianist Alon Goldstein about his residency with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, which will present its final concert of the season in collaboration with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

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9:02 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Meet 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Andrew Hsu

Andrew Hsu
Credit Pete Checchi

Andrew Hsu, who was named a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist earlier this year, may have been singled out for the brilliance of his pianism, but his work as a composer may turn out to be his greatest legacy. 

Cara Lieurance talks to the 19 year-old California native about his solo recital program for the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Schumann Concerto he'll play with two orchestras during the festival. Hsu also pays tribute to his years of study at the Curtis Institute, and tells the story of how he learned he'd become a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist.

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3:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding

Schyler Sheltrown
Credit Schyler Sheltrown

A vocal performance major at Michigan State University who intends to pursue an operatic career, Schyler Sheltrown talks to Cara Lieurance about her musical mentors, including current teacher Melanie Helton and her high school instructor, David Hook.

Schyler details her experience at the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalist Competition. She also shares insight into the practice of opera singing and the music she prepared for the competition. 

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6:54 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose

As The Sea perform in WMUK's Takeda Studio
Credit C. Lieurance

A combo of prodigiously talented young jazz musicians who met at Western Michigan University, As The Sea is noted for the close communication between the players themselves and between the players and the audience.

Singer/guitarist Nashon Holloway, pianist Mark Niskanen, and bassist Andrew Rose share their thoughts on songwriting and performing with Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda studio.

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12:05 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

New season, new director, new Fontana

Fontana Chamber Arts
Credit Carol Derks

The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of Fontana will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015. 

Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.

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