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Spring concert will capture summer vibes with “Sun, Sea and Sand”

The Kalamazoo Concert Band at Chenery Auditorium
C. Lieurance
The Kalamazoo Concert Band at Chenery Auditorium

Note: Audio is clear but impaired for the first 4 minutes of the interview.

Dr. Tom Evans remembers experiencing the beauty of Lake Michigan’s pristine, sandy beaches as a transplant to the state 27 years ago. He had it in mind when putting together the final concert of the Kalamazoo Concert Band season — the first season back after enduring the COVID-19 pandemic. He tells Cara Lieurance about the works which bring lakeshore relaxing and seashore vacations to mind, from Grainger’s Molly on the Shore to a medley of sea shanties and a suite from Pirates of the Caribbean. The winner of the KCB’s Youth Soloist competition, Dexter High School sophomore William Kletzka, will also join the band as a soloist on alto saxophone.

”Sun, Sea and Sand” will be held at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 21 in Chenery Auditorium. It is free to all. Masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.