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8:40 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Alon Goldstein returns to Gilmore with Grieg

Alon Goldstein at the 2010 Gilmore Festival
Credit Gilmore Festival

Cara Lieurance speaks with pianist Alon Goldstein about his residency with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, which will present its final concert of the season in collaboration with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

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9:02 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Meet 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Andrew Hsu

Andrew Hsu
Credit Pete Checchi

Andrew Hsu, who was named a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist earlier this year, may have been singled out for the brilliance of his pianism, but his work as a composer may turn out to be his greatest legacy. 

Cara Lieurance talks to the 19 year-old California native about his solo recital program for the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Schumann Concerto he'll play with two orchestras during the festival. Hsu also pays tribute to his years of study at the Curtis Institute, and tells the story of how he learned he'd become a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist.

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3:15 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding

Schyler Sheltrown
Credit Schyler Sheltrown

A vocal performance major at Michigan State University who intends to pursue an operatic career, Schyler Sheltrown talks to Cara Lieurance about her musical mentors, including current teacher Melanie Helton and her high school instructor, David Hook.

Schyler details her experience at the Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalist Competition. She also shares insight into the practice of opera singing and the music she prepared for the competition. 

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6:19 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

LHI Live: 2014 Bravo! finalists

Credit Furio Franceshinel

Listen to highlights from the Bravo! concert, a showcase for west Michigan teen musicians chosen by audition to appear in a public concert recorded by WMUK.

Bravo! is a collaboration of local arts organizations including Fontana Chamber Arts, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Crescendo Academy of Music, WMUK-FM 102.1 FM, and KRESA - Education for the Arts.

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5:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

A chat with 'Otello' singers Julie Anne Miller and David Gordon

Otello in rehearsal on Wednesday night
Credit Suzanne Weeldreyer

Here's a Let's Hear It excerpt featuring a conversation with mezzo soprano Julie Anne Miller and tenor David Gordon. 

  They are preparing their roles in Verdi's opera Otello​ for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's season closer Friday night.   

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