Local Music

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

C. Lieurance

Mark Sahlgren and Darcy Wilkin are a familiar presence on WMUK as hosts of the weekly acoustic music showcase Grassroots

In this edition of Let's Hear It, The father-and-daughter pair join Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda performance studio as musicians rather than radio hosts, and perform Sahlgren's song "Everything Is Just Fine," Wilkin's song "When The World Was Flat," and a traditional song, "The Cuckoo." 

Dani Reynolds

Chance Trottman-Huiet, a graduate student in the School of Music at Western Michigan University, has chosen a wide variety of tuba music by modern composers for his master's recital. 

C. Lieurance

Taking a break from their studies at the School of Music at Western Michigan University, bassoonists Laura Diaz, Quinn O'Donnell, Troy Robertson III, Joseph Swift, Hannah Truckenbrod, Mingyuan Yang and Evan Zanger visit the Takeda studio at WMUK to perform music arranged for one to seven bassoons.

The Kalamazoo Singers' season continues this Sunday with a program of 20th-century works by North and South American composers. 

Director Rick Phelps reveals that many selections are lifetime favorites, including Morten Lauridsen's setting of James Agee's poem "Sure On This Shining Night." The choir, which was founded thirty-eight years ago by Mel Ivey, will also perform another setting of James Agee's text. It's by the writer's friend, composer Samuel Barber.

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Tom Fielding is the director of liturgy and music at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo.

On Friday at 7 pm, he steps out of his accompaniment role to perform as a solo organist on the music series he created in 2012, called "Sacred Music At The Cathedral."  

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