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11:48 am
Wed February 5, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de St-George

Jon Boyd
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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the extraordinary life and career of Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de Saint-George. Born to a French nobleman and Nanon, a Wolof former slave, he was an esteemed  violinist and swordsman who cut quite a figure in 18th century France. 

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1:53 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Midori, Raymond Harvey on Kalamazoo residency, performances

Midori
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Renowned violinist Midori discusses the orchestral residency program she created that brings her to Kalamazoo this week to work with hundreds of young musicians around west Michigan.

She and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra conductor Raymond Harvey also talk about the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, which Midori will play Saturday night with the KSO. 

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5:35 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Jazz artists Frank Carlberg & Christine Correa prep WMU students for song project

Christine Correa and Frank Carlberg

Jazz pianist and composer Frank Carlberg, noted for his settings of modern poetry to music, his wife, singer Christine Correa, and Western Michigan University jazz professor Andrew Rathbun joined Cara Lieurance recently for a discussion of Mr. Carlberg's music, which was featured in a WMU concert in January.

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5:09 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Jeremy Siskind on mentor Fred Hersch and the art of songwriting

Jeremy Siskind
Credit Gerry Szymanski

Pianist and composer Jeremy Siskind, who performs tonight with his New York-based trio (Nancy Harms, vocals and Lucas Pino, reeds), talks to Cara Lieurance about renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who recently performed at Western Michigan University.

Hersch has had a great influence on him as a teacher and mentor, says Jeremy.

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4:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Conductor excited for KJSO to learn from Midori visit

Andrew Koehler
Credit Andrew Koehler

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra will feature famed violinist Midori as soloist in an upcoming concert.

  Conductor Andrew Koehler says he hopes it will be an opportunity to learn from a soloist who has performed with all of the greatest orchestras in the world, and who has collaborated with legendary conductors. Maestro Koehler and Cara Lieurance also discuss the program, which features works of Bizet, Bach, and Tchaikovsky. 

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