Local Music

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

Neda Navaee

A 2013 Cliburn Competition silver medalist is the next soloist to appear on The Gilmore Rising Stars Series. Beatrice Rana hails from Lecce, Italy, a small southern town where her parents, and teacher Benedetto Lupo, guided her musical development.

charliealbright.com

Charlie Albright, who last appeared in west Michigan as a 2010 Gilmore Young Artist, has spent the last four years earning degrees at Harvard, the New England Conservatory, and the Juilliard School. 

Hardly a by-the-book pianist, Albright's approach to music includes the classics, new modern works, and exploring his own improvisational muse. 

stolaf.edu

Anton Armstrong sees each member of the St. Olaf Choir as an emerging adult, whose participation in the world-renowned choir will affect the whole person, not just his or her musicianship. 

fontanachamberarts.org

Described as a “rock star of early music” by Western Michigan University professor Dr. Matthew Steel, Jordi Savall will perform a solo viola da gamba program on Saturday for Fontana’s fall/winter series. 

When the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents "The World of Prokofiev," violinist Lisa Williams will be heading up the second violin section, as she has done in her role as principal second violin for the last 17 seasons. 

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