Local Music

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

WMU School of Music

Dr. Scott Boerma, director of bands at Western Michigan University, joins Cara Lieurance to preview a concert by the WMU Concert Band and Symphonic Band on Nov. 20 in Miller Auditorium.  Original and adapted works of Turina, Lo Presti, Jager, Alarcon, Respighi, Grantham and Schoenberg are featured.


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Conductor Andrew Koehler and Cara Lieurance preview the Kalamazoo Philharmonia's next concert, which shows how composers like Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Brahms paid homage to composers and styles of the past.


Rather than a concerto soloist, the next Battle Creek Symphony concert will showcase a theater company as its featured guest. The What A Do Theatre will fill the roles of the fictional character, Don Juan, and the true-life composer, Richard Strauss, whose 1889 Don Juan was a work that cemented his reputation.


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Director Jay Berkow and cast members Gabrielle Oliva (Magnolia) and Kendall VanAmberg (Gaylord Ravenol) join Cara Lieurance to talk about what makes the still-popular 1927 Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat special.


The Arcadia Winds are a group of accomplished amateur musicians who like to challenge themselves with great works. On the opening of their fourth season at the Ladies Library of Kalamazoo, the pieces are by Johannes Brahms, Darius Milhaud, and Emile Bernard. Cara Lieurance spoke with musicians Ron Chase and Barbara Hong, and Ladies Library Association representative Paula Jamison, for a preview of the concert.


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