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Octocelli Returns With New Sounds, New Fun

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Three of the ten cellists who will perform on the 4th annual Octocelli concert join Cara Lieurance to talk about the variety of music they'll play at 7 pm on Thursday, at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo. Composer-cellist Elizabeth Start has four pieces on the program: her solo setting of "Simple Gifts;" a cello duo called "Multiple Choice,"  a cello quartet called "Quatrefoil," and an octet called "Seagull Blues." Composer-cellist Laurie Jarski's "Funky Blues for Four Cellos," a blend of rhythmic techniques and bluesy melodies, will also be featured, along with a setting for cello trio of the classic song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," by cellist-arranger David Peshlakai. Start, Jarski, and Peshlakai will be joined by seven other cellists to play everything from Dvorak's "Largo" to music from Pirates of the Caribbean. 

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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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