Cara Lieurance

Local Music
4:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Conductor excited for KJSO to learn from Midori visit

Andrew Koehler
Credit Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will feature famed violinist Midori as soloist in an upcoming concert.

  Conductor Andrew Koehler says he hopes it will be an opportunity to learn from a soloist who has performed with all of the greatest orchestras in the world, and who has collaborated with legendary conductors. Maestro Koehler and Cara Lieurance also discuss the program, which features works of Bizet, Bach, and Tchaikovsky. 

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Local Music
5:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

In the studio: Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic create stunning guitar tapestries

Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic
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Several years ago, Chicago-based guitarists and bandleaders Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic decided to form a duo to explore high-level guitar playing that blends immense technique, layered melody and rhythm, and classical, jazz, central European, and even film influences.

 The duo has recorded two albums of original works, "Blackmail" (2013) and "The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Duo" (2009).   

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Local Music
5:24 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

In the studio with jazz vocalist/songwriter Peter Eldridge

Peter Eldridge
Credit petereldridge.com

During a recent jazz residency at Western Michigan University, Keith Hall, host of WMUK's Jazz Currents, invited jazz vocalist and songwriter Peter Eldridge to WMUK's Takeda studio for a session of music and conversation.

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Cara Lieurance
6:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

David Lockington exchanges baton for cello to benefit KJSO

David Lockington
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The 6th annual Beethovenfest! to benefit the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will feature two soloists who are partners in music and life: violinist Dylana Jenson and cellist David Lockington, best known as music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.

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Local Music
12:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

Joe Lovano
Credit Jimmy Katz

In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

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