Local Music

Local Music
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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Local Music
6:54 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose

As The Sea perform in WMUK's Takeda Studio
Credit C. Lieurance

A combo of prodigiously talented young jazz musicians who met at Western Michigan University, As The Sea is noted for the close communication between the players themselves and between the players and the audience.

Singer/guitarist Nashon Holloway, pianist Mark Niskanen, and bassist Andrew Rose share their thoughts on songwriting and performing with Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda studio.

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Local Music
12:05 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

New season, new director, new Fontana

Fontana Chamber Arts
Credit Carol Derks

The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of Fontana will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015. 

Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.

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Local Music
3:52 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas

New album by Martha Councell-Vargas
Credit Ksenia Poulber

Martha Councell-Vargas, an assistant professor of flute at Western Michigan University, recently released a full-length album of new and overlooked flute music by composers of the northern and southern American hemispheres. 

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, Ms. Councell-Vargas speaks with Cara Lieurance about her passion for flute music of the Americas, the stylistic influences she's incorporated into her playing, and the strong friendships that have arisen throughout her musical journey.

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Local Music
12:24 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Brad Wong and Paul Clifton preview Western Wind Quintet concert

The Western Wind Quintet plays music by American, Hungarian, German, and French composers Wednesday night in a program called "Around the World with the Western Wind Quintet." Clarinetist Brad Wong and guest horn player Paul Clifton talk about the program with Cara Lieurance.  

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