Local Music

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

Kalamazoo Civic

Side Show, a 1997 musical by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger, has been on director Jay Berkow's dream list of shows he's like to to direct. Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became performers on the vaudeville circuit, Side Show is a musical about acceptance, love, and embracing one's uniqueness. 


David Finlayson

Anthony McGill, while driving to an afternoon of teaching at Juilliard followed by a New York Philharmonic performance, talked to Cara Lieurance about the tour which brings him back to Kalamazoo this week. He's performing on the Fontana series with two of the most in-demand classical stars of today, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan.  


Ralitsa Doncheva

WMUK is featuring Kalamazoo resident Elisabeth Blair's Listening To Ladies podcasts on Mondays at 10:00 am this month. They grew out of Blair's desire to discover and shed light on the work of current and past composers who are women.


Rubra, courtesty of Ars Electronica

WMUK is featuring Kalamazoo resident Elisabeth Blair's Listening To Ladies podcasts on Mondays at 10:00 am this month. They grew out of Blair's desire to discover and shed light on the work of current and past composers who are women.


Balazs Borocz

Pianist Roman Rabinovich is making his Gilmore debut as a soloist on the Rising Stars Series this Sunday. An in-demand performer with orchestras, chamber groups, and as a recitalist, Rabinovich has also made composing and visual art priorities in his life. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, he talks about these elements and the music on his program.


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