Cara Lieurance

Joseph Ong, Brittany Florenz

At this point in the collective life of the Verona Quartet, it's all about expanding their horizons. Winners of the 2015 Concert Artist Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, the quartet makes its first appearance in Kalamazoo tonight at the Fontana Summer Music Festival.


Sophie Zhai

As they accumulate notable awards and grants, and perform in some of the finest concert halls around the world, the members of the Escher Quartet also accumulate their fair share of travel horror stories. The music is the easy part, says cellist Brook Speltz, who is the son of two classical musicians.


Brian Braun

Sarah Whitney and Angela Pickett are two members of Sybarite5 (pronounced SIB-uh-right five), a string quintet with a modern, global sensibility. The group performs tonight in the Dalton Center Recital Hall in Kalamazoo, opening of the Fontana Summer Music Festival


Fred Hall

New York-based baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and his partner, solo and collaborative pianist Spencer Myer, will present concerts on Thursday and Friday at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. Mr. Myer, an Artist-Teacher in Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston's Longy School of Music of Bard College, will join Mr. Diaz-Moresco in selected songs and also play solo pieces by Ravel and William Bolcom.

Adam Mayer

Spamalot, the 2005 Broadway musical comedy based on the 1975 film Monty Python And The Holy Grail, goes up Friday at the Farmers Alley Theatre. Starring Dirk Lumbard as King Arthur, and Jamila Sabares-Klemm as the Lady of the Lake, it's helmed by director/choreographer Stephen Brotebeck, a San Diego-based alumnus of Western Michigan University.


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