Local Music

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

Andrew Koehler

Conductor Andrew Koehler calls Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra Competition winner Cullen O'Neil an "amazingly gifted" cellist. 

He discusses the work she'll be performing with the orchestra this Sunday in Chenery Auditorium. He also describes the special qualities of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8, putting it in context between the writing of the seventh and ninth symphonies.

yourmusiccenter.org

The Battle Creek Community Chorus and Ars Voce are collaborating to present an ambitious program celebrating American composers this Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. 

Bach Festival Week in Kalamazoo continues tonight with an organ crawl around Bronson Park, tomorrow with a Bach sing-along prepped by three choral conductors, and concludes with a "Bach's Lunch Concert" Wednesday at noon. 

Tiafuller.com

Fontana Chamber Arts will feature one of today's young jazz stars tomorrow night. Tia Fuller is balancing careers as a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, as a hired soloist for Beyonce's touring group, and as bandleader, composer, and recording artist. 

  Bach Festival Week begins this Sunday with area churches participating in "The City Sings Bach" during morning services, followed by the "Young Vocalists Concert," an afternoon showcase of top performers in last month's Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalists Competition.

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