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Local Music
6:23 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

LHI Live: Flutist Mira Shifrin

Mira Shifrin
Credit Mira Shifrin

Flutist Mira Shifrin, an alumna of Western Michigan University and instructor at the Crescendo Academy, performs music by Bach and Piazzolla in WMUK's Yoshimi Takeda Performance Studio, and speaks with Cara Lieurance about her life as a musician.

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3:33 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

New CD for pianist Drew Le, Hope College professor

Drew Le
Credit Drew Le

Pianist Drew Le has just released a CD recording of Schubert, Debussy, and Chopin on Blue Griffin Records. 

He speaks to Cara Lieurance about the process of recording in the studio, and about his other activities as a professor of music at Hope College in Holland, MI, and as co-director of the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck with his musician wife, Jennifer Walvoord.  He's also an accomplished photographer. 

The CD is currently available through his website, and on Amazon later this fall.

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Local Music
6:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

David Baldwin brings a wealth of experience to Fontana Chamber Arts

David Baldwin
Credit Fontana Chamber Arts

David Baldwin will draw on his experience in artist management at the highest level in New York and London and leadership of the Shriver Hall Concert Series in Baltimore to build on the history of Kalamazoo's premiere chamber music organization, Fontana Chamber Arts

He talks about his early training as a musician and how he parlayed it into concert management, helped in part by none other than Yo-Yo Ma. He also takes a practical attitude toward the realities of arts funding and planning for the future.

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Local Music
3:18 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

LHI Live: Jeremy Siskind & Keith Hall at WMUK

Jeremy Siskind
Credit Gerry Szymanski

We're proud to welcome award-winning jazz pianist Jeremy Siskind as our first Let's Hear It guest to perform at WMUK in the Yoshimi Takeda Performance Studio. 

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Local Music
11:22 am
Fri May 31, 2013

'Let's Hear It' is WMUK's new local showcase, hosted by Cara Lieurance

Host Cara Lieurance

On Let's Hear It, it's my intention to create a place to stop by nearly every weeknight at 8 pm to hear your musician friends play their music. 

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