Local Music

Local Music
6:52 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Fontana Summer Festival has fresh music, fresh approach

Fontana Summer Festival
Credit fontanachamberarts.org

Cara Lieurance talks to David Baldwin, executive director of Fontana, who shares details and musical selections from the upcoming Fontana Summer Festival, featuring Gene Knific, Ralph and Albertine Votapek, Paul Nitsch, Axiom Brass, the Calidore String Quartet, and the Hot Club of Detroit.

He also spotlights a collaborative Fontana venture with the City of Kalamazoo and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, which will present jazz in Bronson Park on the third Thursdays of June, July and August.

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Local Music
3:04 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Old Wicked Songs actors & director discuss the work of art

Keith Baker and Nich Mueller

Old Wicked Songs, a two-character play by Jon Marans that delves into music and emotion, will be extended through May 18 at the Farmer's Alley Theatre

Cara Lieurance talks to director D. Terry Williams, actor Nich Mueller (Steven) and actor Keith Baker (Professor Mashkan) about the drama of the play and how it connects to the song cycle Dichterliebe, by Robert Schumann. 

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Local Music
1:56 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Anderson & Roe reach out to new audiences at The Gilmore

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Credit Brent Cline

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe of the piano duo Anderson & Roe, recently visited with Cara Lieurance at WMUK. 

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Local Music
1:44 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour brings French, German baroque elegance to Gilmore fest

Jory Vinikour
Credit Kobie van Rensburg

Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, a dual citizen of France and the United States, made his debut at the 2014 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival this week with a program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Mr. Vinikour and Cara Lieurance have a conversation about the technique and style specific to the composers and the instrument, and his recent return to the United States after a long period living in France.

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Local Music
1:05 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Featured Gilmore fest soprano Karina Gauvin, on the 'liquid lines' of Mozart

Karina Gauvin
Credit Michael Slobodian

The award-winning Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin sang several Mozart arias in concert with the Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra  on Tuesday night. 

She talked with Cara Lieurance about her transforming career, which saw early roles as a baroque-era soloist and has grown to include Mozart, Mahler and beyond.

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