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Curtis Singers To Shower Crowd With Love Songs

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The Liebeslieder Waltzes, or "Love Song Waltzes" by Johannes Brahms, were intended for gatherings of friends and family in an age when many people read music and played piano as a pastime, says Mikael Eliasen, Artistic Director of Curtis Opera Theatre at the Curtis Institute. These sung waltzes are at the heart of the Curtis On Tour program, which will bring four young singers to Kalamazoo to perform Friday, Feb 22 at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall in a Fontana series concert.

Eliasen and Cara Lieurance talk about his life training young singers at the Curtis Institute, and how he's enjoying Curtis On Tour, a newly-established program that brings together current students, alumni, and faculty to perform in concerts around the world.

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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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