Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

Local Music
9:44 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Last Saugatuck chamber concert an end-of-summer hallmark

Jennifer Walvoord
Credit Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

The last sounds of the 2014 Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck will fade away at the end of this week, after a program featuring a number of festival regulars, including co-directors Jennifer Walvoord and Drew Le, cellist Alicia Eppinga, horn player Paul Austin, and clarinetist Brad Wong.

Jennifer Walvoord looks back at some of the highlights of the successful 2014 season, and previews the final program. It will be performed Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 in the Woman's Club of Saugatuck. 

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10:30 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Akropolis Reed Quintet brings award-winning sound to Saugatuck

The Akropolis Reed Quintet
Credit Lauren Landry

The Akropolis Reed Quintet, winners of the gold medal at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, will appear at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this week.

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Local Music
4:06 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Martha Hart to sing of 'a woman's life and love' in Saugatuck

Mezzo-soprano Martha Hart

Cara Lieurance talks to mezzo-soprano Martha Hart, who appears this week at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

They discuss the Schumann song cycle 'Frauenliebe und leben' in-depth, and touch on other works on the program. Ms. Hart, a faculty member of Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, also discusses her musical upbringing in Holland, Michigan.

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6:29 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

A conversation with Duo Diorama's pianist, Winston Choi

Duo Diorama
Credit Chad Johnston

Duo Diorama is the husband-and-wife team of violinist MingHuan Xu and pianist Winston Choi.

At the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, they'll perform a program of music by Bach, Brahms, William Grant Still, and John Corigliano. Cara Lieurance talks to Winston Choi about the couple's Michigan connections, Mr. Choi's Canadian upbringing, and their new life in Chicago.

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12:07 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

GR Symphony cellist revels in chamber music in Saugatuck

Cellist Alicia Eppinga
Credit Grand Rapids Symphony

Cellist Alicia Eppinga, principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, is one of the featured performers at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this weekend.

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