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Brandon Ridenour Seeks Harmony Between Styles

The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music has provided Juilliard-trained hometown talent Brandon Ridenour with an opportunity to premiere new works this Sunday. The new compositions include a seven-song cycle based on Edgar Allan Poe's writings, called Sacred Space. 

After a seven-year stint as a performer, composer and arranger with the Canadian Brass, Ridenour founded Useful Chamber, a New York-based group that brings together classical instrumentalists and singer-songwriters. A new album will be available at the concert on Sunday, which will also feature the premiere of a piece by Kalamazoo composer Elizabeth Start.

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.
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