classical music

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The director of Fontana, David Baldwin, joins Cara Lieurance to discuss the history and music of the Vienna Boys Choir in anticipation of the famed choral group's appearance in Kalamazoo at Chenery Auditorium. 

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Over the past several years, Jun-Ching Lin, the assistant concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, has been a welcome presence in the west Michigan region as a performer and educator. 

Most recently, he performed as the soloist in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op 19 with the Kalamazoo Philharmonia, then joined the Merling Trio to perform a program of chamber music. 

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The Western Winds is a versatile ensemble that brings together Western Michigan University's wind, brass and percussion faculty with WMU graduate assistant performers, in various configurations. 

The repertoire is challenging, ranging from Beethoven to Ewazen, and the concerts are prepared in just three rehearsals, which is typical in the professional music world. 

Tristan Cook

Sibbi Bernhardsson, a founding member of the Pacifica Quartet, talks to Cara Lieurance about their Fontana concert featuring two masterworks for solo clarinet and string quartet by Mozart and Brahms. The clarinetist for the performance is Anthony McGill, who recently accepted the position of principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. 

Marco Borrgreve

Swiss pianist Louis Schwizgebel is looking forward to his debut concert in Kalamazoo for The Gilmore Rising Stars Series. Although the majority of his performance activity lies in Europe, he's also studied in the United States at The Juilliard School in New York, and has high praise for his teacher, Emanuel Ax. 

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