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11:29 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Tia Fuller celebrates 'Angelic Warrior' within

Tia Fuller
Credit Tiafuller.com

Fontana Chamber Arts will feature one of today's young jazz stars tomorrow night. Tia Fuller is balancing careers as a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, as a hired soloist for Beyonce's touring group, and as bandleader, composer, and recording artist. 

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1:14 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Popular organ crawl part of Bach Festival Week

Bach statue, Leipzig

  Bach Festival Week begins this Sunday with area churches participating in "The City Sings Bach" during morning services, followed by the "Young Vocalists Concert," an afternoon showcase of top performers in last month's Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition.

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6:09 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Fortune, love, springtime: Kimberly Dunn Adams on Carmina Burana

Credit Kalamazoo Symphony

Last September Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams, director of choral activities at Western Michigan University, began, step by step, to lead a chorus of over 100 singers through the intricacies of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. A mid-20th century classic, it's a setting of of Latin and medieval German poetry on life, fate, food, and love with an unforgettable opening, 'O Fortuna,' adopted by movies and television soundtracks to evoke awe and power. 

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3:29 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

A bassoonist, a soprano, and a violinist walk onto a stage

University Symphony Orchestra
Credit WMU

The 54th annual WMU Concerto Competition will showcase soprano D. Giles Simmer, violinist Youyang Qu, and bassoonist Minyuan Yang. 

Conductors Bruce Uchimura and Jeffrey Spenner describe the talents of each; talk about the process of choosing winners from a wide range of specialties, and preview the major work on the second half of the concert, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, "Reformation."

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12:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

'I look like a Swedish drag queen, in the best sense': Meredith Arwady on Rheingold role

Meredith Arwady
Credit Ken Howard

Saturday at 1 pm on WMUK-1, listeners will hear the Kalamazoo-born contralto Meredith Arwady singing at the Metropolitan Opera in Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold. 

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