David Baldwin

Local Music
6:52 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Fontana Summer Festival has fresh music, fresh approach

Fontana Summer Festival
Credit fontanachamberarts.org

Cara Lieurance talks to David Baldwin, executive director of Fontana, who shares details and musical selections from the upcoming Fontana Summer Festival, featuring Gene Knific, Ralph and Albertine Votapek, Paul Nitsch, Axiom Brass, the Calidore String Quartet, and the Hot Club of Detroit.

He also spotlights a collaborative Fontana venture with the City of Kalamazoo and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, which will present jazz in Bronson Park on the third Thursdays of June, July and August.

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Local Music
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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Local Music
3:38 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Bassist Edgar Meyer reflects on groundbreaking career

Edgar Meyer
Credit edgarmeyer.com

Bassist Edgar Meyer recently gave a solo concert in Kalamazoo to open the Fontana Chamber Arts season. 

Mr. Meyer and Fontana director David Baldwin sat down with Cara Lieurance before the concert and discussed his career, his approach to bass playing, and his work as a composer. He credits his association with such various artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Joshua Bell to the simple fact that, in his words, "I can write."

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Local Music
6:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

David Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to Fontana Chamber Arts

David Baldwin
Credit Fontana Chamber Arts

David Baldwin will draw on his experience in artist management at the highest level in New York and London and leadership of the Shriver Hall Concert Series in Baltimore to build on the history of Kalamazoo's premiere chamber music organization, Fontana Chamber Arts

He talks about his early training as a musician and how he parlayed it into concert management, helped in part by none other than Yo-Yo Ma. He also takes a practical attitude toward the realities of arts funding and planning for the future.

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