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5:17 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

What's Next After Gold: Zlatomir Fung Talks Stulberg Competition

Zlatomir Fung
Credit zlatomirfungcello.com

Cellist Zlatomir Fung, who earned the gold medal in the 2014 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo last May, returns to west Michigan this week to perform as a guest soloist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra

Riding high on his achievement, Zlatomir participated in another prestigious competition weeks later. At the 2014 Klein Competition in California, he again gave an outstanding performance and was awarded the top prize. 

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Local Music
4:27 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

100% New Works From KLOrk & Birds On A Wire

Birds On A Wire in performance

Composer Richard Lavenda has known Western Michigan University music professor David Colson for almost 35 years. They met at Rice University in Texas, where Lavenda had joined the music faculty in the Shepherd School of Music and Colson was pursuing a doctorate in music.  

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Local Music
2:23 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington reviewing scores.
Credit Bettman Archive

WMUK contributor Jon Boyd looks at the ups and downs of the career of Duke Ellington, who moved from Washington, DC to New York to pursue music when he was 20 years old. 

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Local Music
6:39 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Pacifica Violinist Describes Joy Of Collaborating On Masterworks

The Pacifica Quartet with Anthony McGill
Credit Tristan Cook

Sibbi Bernhardsson, a founding member of the Pacifica Quartet, talks to Cara Lieurance about their Fontana concert featuring two masterworks for solo clarinet and string quartet by Mozart and Brahms. The clarinetist for the performance is Anthony McGill, who recently accepted the position of principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. 

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Local Music
4:49 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Trio Globo: Three Instrumentalists, Three Composers, Many Styles

Trio Globo
Credit trioglobo.com

Trio Globo is Howard Levy on harmonica and piano; Eugene Friesen on cello, and Glen Velez on percussion. 

Prior to a performance at Western Michigan University, Trio Globo visits with Cara Lieurance to talk about their unusual careers as solo and ensemble players.They bring three lifetimes of global music experience to the table, but find they work together in a very intuitive, improvisatory way. 

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