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French Pianist Heléne Grimaud To Play Gilmore Series


French pianist Heléne Grimaud makes her first appearance in West Michigan in a Piano Masters Series recital presented by The Gilmore on Thursday, April 16. In March, she spoke with Cara Lieurance about her program from one of her tour stops in Luxembourg.

They discuss the crucial connection a pianist must make with a different instrument on every stop of the tour. In a few short hours on the day of a concert, the artist has to make the new instrument an extension of her artistic intentions. Ms. Grimaud also discusses the different "water pieces" on the first half of the program, and how they relate to the second half, which features only one work: Brahms's monumental Piano Sonata No. 2

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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