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When pianist Murray Perahia comes to Chenery Auditorium March 18, he'll bring with him a lifetime of well-earned musical mastery. Perahia first gained international attention when he won the gold medal in the 1972 Leeds International Piano Competition. He became a favorite pianist of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears at the Aldeburgh Festival, and counts the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz as a mentor. 

Neda Navaee

A 2013 Cliburn Competition silver medalist is the next soloist to appear on The Gilmore Rising Stars Series. Beatrice Rana hails from Lecce, Italy, a small southern town where her parents, and teacher Benedetto Lupo, guided her musical development.

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. 

Greg Wong

At the 2014 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, pianist Barbara Lieurance uses hand-made bows to play C. Curtis-Smith's Rhapsodies for piano, and plays with and against herself in Stephan Moore's computer-interactive Moving Target.

An alumna of Western Michigan University and the New England Conservatory, she joins (older sister) Cara Lieurance to preview her program. 

Old Wicked Songs, a two-character play by Jon Marans that delves into music and emotion, will be extended through May 18 at the Farmer's Alley Theatre

Cara Lieurance talks to director D. Terry Williams, actor Nich Mueller (Steven) and actor Keith Baker (Professor Mashkan) about the drama of the play and how it connects to the song cycle Dichterliebe, by Robert Schumann. 

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