Local Music

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

Lin Foulk is surprised by the accolades she's received upon the release of a book she wrote for a narrow audience of music educators and horn players, but since its release on Amazon.com, she's pleased that the work of over a decade might be useful to a wider audience. She spoke with Cara Lieurance about her decision to put her best teaching advice in her own words, and how she still follows her own advice as a performer.

courtesy of Encore Magazine / encorekalamazoo.com

Two founders of Farmers Alley Theatre, deputy director Rob Weiner and artistic director Jeremy Koch, join Cara Lieurance to give listeners the high points on the large scale musicals, old favorites, and intriguing new shows that make up the tenth season of this award-winning, professional theater based in Kalamazoo. Bookended by the classic musical Gypsy and the modern smash The Producers, the season also offers dramas like The Diary Of Anne Frank and The Christians, an adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County, and a one-man show, Liberace!, which takes place during the Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

Folias Duo performs on the Milwood Series

Sep 21, 2017

The Folias Duo's performance this Sunday at 3pm at Milwood United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo will include an arrangement for flute and guitar of Beethoven's 'Pathetique' Piano Sonata.  Andrew Bergeron is the arranger and guitarist on this performance with his wife, flutist Carmen Maret.  Soprano Jessica Coe will perform with the Duo on this Sunday's concert.  You can listen to our conversation Thursday at 12:07pm on Jack Perlstein Presents, or click on the audio link below.


Tonight at 7:30 pm, renowned trombonist Jeremy Wilson will perform on the Bullock Performance Institute's Live and Interactive! Series. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance and WMU trombone professor Steve Wolfinbarger, he talks about becoming a trombonist in the Vienna Philharmonic at age 25, never having held an orchestral position before.

Mel Brooks' now-classic film spoof of old horror movies, Young Frankenstein, was adapted to stage by Brooks himself in 2007. It follows the story of Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "frahn-ken-shteen"), the grandson of the original Dr. Frankenstein. Fate drags him back to Transylvania, where he re-creates his grandfather's nefarious experiment, and all manner of antics ensue. The stage version retains many of the movie's best laughs and bawdy humor, and adds catchy songs and dance numbers, according to director Art Nemitz. He and actors Troy Thrash (Frederick Frankenstein), Kris Allemang Stahl (Inga), and Dwight Trice (Igor), joined Cara Lieurance for a preview of Young Frankenstein, which opens the 89th season of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre this Friday.