Courtesy Lucas Jack

Saturday night, singer and pianist Lucas Jack will return home when he takes the stage at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe. Jack’s musical journey has wound its way from Michigan to Chicago to Texas. But it all started in downtown Kalamazoo, inside a wine bar called Webster’s Prime. Jack was all of 17 years old. And his fans didn’t dance or jump around as much as bob their heads to his piano melodies.

Smith retired in 2011, but remained involved with School of Music as instructor and Composer in Residence

Pete Checchi

Andrew Hsu, who was named a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist earlier this year, may have been singled out for the brilliance of his pianism, but his work as a composer may turn out to be his greatest legacy. 

Cara Lieurance talks to the 19 year-old California native about his solo recital program for the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, and the Schumann Concerto he'll play with two orchestras during the festival. Hsu also pays tribute to his years of study at the Curtis Institute, and tells the story of how he learned he'd become a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist.

Sussie Ahlberg

Fresh off her U.S. debut in Washington, DC last week, pianist Ivana Gavric visits WMUK to talk about her Gilmore Rising Stars Series recital this Sunday at 4 pm in the Wellspring Theatre of the Epic Center in Kalamazoo.