Local Music

Hear interviews with guests on music programs produced here at WMUK, as well as program news.

Cara Lieurance

The eclectic Kalamazoo band Red Sea Pedestrians is celebrating its first decade with a new album, See Through The Eyes of Osiris. Prior to the CD release event at Bell's Eccentric Café on June 25, the six musicians joined Cara Lieurance for live music in the studio at WMUK. 


Brian Braun

Fontana CEO and artistic director David Baldwin says this year, the Fontana Summer Music Festival will consist of five concerts between July 18-30. First up is Sybarite5, a string group that often adapts Radiohead and Appalachian tunes for its programs. They will perform a public concert at the Dalton Center Recital Hall on July 18, in addition to teaching the young musicians who participate in Western Michigan University's summer music camp, Seminar 2016.


courtesy Farmers Alley Theatre

A Man Of No Importance drops us into the world of theatre-loving Alfie Byrne, a bus conductor in 1964 Dublin, Ireland, whose love of Oscar Wilde's plays will have consequences for everyone on his route. His plan to mount Wilde's racy play Salome at his church puts Byrne and his collaborators on a collision course with harsh reality.


wmich.edu/choralstudies

The audience becomes the choir in the upcoming Summer Sing at WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall, says Dr. Kim Adams, WMU director of choral activities. On Thursday, June 9, anyone who wants to participate can gather at 6:30 pm, rehearse a few spots at 7:00 pm, and give a full performance of Mozart's Requiem at 7:30 pm. 


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Rhino Media

On June 3, around 80 first- through sixth-graders will celebrate five years of Kalamazoo Kids In Tune by taking the stage in Chenery Auditorium to perform themes from masterworks by Mozart to Mussorgsky. Conductor Eric Barth and Liz Youker, Kalamazoo Symphony vice president of education and community partnerships, talk about the program's progress after five years.


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