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Local Music
6:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Trumpeter Brandon Ridenour on Varied Career, KSO Concert

Brandon Ridenour
Credit brandonridenour.org

Brandon Ridenour will appear as guest soloist on the opening night program of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. 

He'll showcase his own work, Fantasy Variations on a Theme of Paganini, a concerto-length piece based on a famous solo violin piece.

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Local Music
5:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Maestro Raymond Harvey Offers 'An Invitation to the Dance'

Music Director Raymond Harvey
Credit C Lieurance

Raymond Harvey gives WMUK listeners a preview of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's opening concert. The 94th season begins with a program featuring the exotic sounds and driving dance rhythms of Spanish and Argentinian ballet music, and a guest appearance by trumpet virtuoso Brandon Ridenour

  

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Local Music
6:01 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

A Stulberg For All Seasons

Winners and judges of the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition
Credit stulberg.org

The bronze, silver and gold medalists of last May's 2014 Stulberg International String Competition will visit west Michigan over the fall/winter season to perform with a variety of orchestras.

Executive director Margaret Hamilton and Cara Lieurance preview the upcoming appearances by 15 year-old Toronto violinist Emma Meinrenken (Stulberg silver medalist) in October; 15 year-old Massachussets cellist Zlatomir Fung (Stulberg gold medalist) in November; and 18 year-old Texas cellist Charles Seo (Stulberg bronze medalist) in February 2015. 

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Local Music
5:26 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Farmers Alley Theatre Cultivates The Secret Garden

Madison Hertel (as Mary Lennox)
Credit farmersalleytheatre.com

A musical based on a beloved children's book, The Secret Garden will open this week at Farmers Alley Theatre. 

Kathy Mulay directs a cast that includes her daughter, Denene Mulay Koch (Lily Craven), her son-in-law Jeremy Koch (Archibald Craven), and her grandson Jason Koch (Colin Craven). Cara Lieurance leads the three family members in a discussion about playing their roles in real life and on stage. 

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Local Music
4:27 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Western Jazz Quartet Ignites New Chemistry with Album, Concert

The Western Jazz Quartet
Credit wmujazz.com

The Western Jazz Quartet lost three of its founding members in 2012, but barely skipped a beat in re-forming a new group. 

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