Local Music

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

Sophie Zhai

As they accumulate notable awards and grants, and perform in some of the finest concert halls around the world, the members of the Escher Quartet also accumulate their fair share of travel horror stories. The music is the easy part, says cellist Brook Speltz, who is the son of two classical musicians.

Vocalist and bandleader Betty Carter was raised in Detroit and got her big break when she joined Lionel Hampton's band at the age of 18.

Drew Le

Grand Rapids Symphony principal cellist Alicia Eppinga is one of the featured artists in this week's performances at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. The program, called "Revelations," is performed on Thursday and repeated Friday. It's the third in the six-week series of concerts held at the Saugatuck Woman's Club, now in its 29th year.

Brian Braun

Sarah Whitney and Angela Pickett are two members of Sybarite5 (pronounced SIB-uh-right five), a string quintet with a modern, global sensibility. The group performs tonight in the Dalton Center Recital Hall in Kalamazoo, opening of the Fontana Summer Music Festival

Fred Hall

New York-based baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and his partner, solo and collaborative pianist Spencer Myer, will present concerts on Thursday and Friday at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. Mr. Myer, an Artist-Teacher in Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston's Longy School of Music of Bard College, will join Mr. Diaz-Moresco in selected songs and also play solo pieces by Ravel and William Bolcom.