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12:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

Joe Lovano
Credit Jimmy Katz

In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

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12:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

KJSO Conductor Andrew Koehler on 'Evolution of the Dance'

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra's 75th season recently featured a concert called 'Evolution of the Dance.' With music of Johann Strauss, Jr, Norman Dello Joio, and Antonin Dvorak, conductor Andrew Koehler connects the threads of dance music contained in each piece in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. 

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5:21 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Rick Phelps previews Kalamazoo Singers holiday concert

The Kalamazoo Singers will get a head start on the holiday concert season this Sunday with a performance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo. Cara Lieurance spoke to Rick Phelps, director of the Kalamazoo Singers, to find out more. 

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5:43 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

KSO's Raymond Harvey reveals secrets of Scheherazade, Schumann

Raymond Harvey in WMUK's Takeda studio.
Credit C Lieurance

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra music director Raymond Harvey  focuses on the special qualities of two great masterworks that will be performed Friday night by the KSO. 

Maestro Harvey speaks about the music and demonstrates musical themes from the piano in WMUK's Takeda studio. 

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5:46 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Chicago musician James Falzone to present solo and combo concerts at sacred fest

James Falzone
Credit Robert Loerzel

At the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, clarinetist/composer James Falzone will perform his solo work, Sighs too deep for words... and present a program of his original works for clarinet, oud, accordion and hand percussion with Allos Musica.

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