Fontana Chamber Arts

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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11:29 am
Fri October 18, 2013

An advocate for art song: Tenor Nicholas Phan

Tenor Nicolas Phan

American tenor Nicholas Phan, with pianist Myra Huang and horn player Gail Williams, will present an evening of art songs by Benjamin Britten and Franz Schubert on Saturday in a Fontana Chamber Arts concert.

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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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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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12:38 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Anonymous 4 sings of earthly Marion, heavenly Marie

Anonymous 4
Credit Christian Steiner

The acclaimed a cappella ensemble Anonymous 4 returns to Kalamazoo to perform a program of 13th century French music Friday night. 

A joint presentation of Fontana Chamber Arts and the WMU Medieval Institute, the program blends sacred works honoring the Virgin Mary and secular songs about a fetching shepherdess named Marion.

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