Summer chamber music concerts have been a tradition in the city of Saugatuck for over 30 years. On Thursday and Friday, July 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm, the Woman's Club of Saugatuck will open its doors for the first program of the season, "A Mighty Handful." Clarinetist Bradley Wong, a Western Michigan University professor and School of Music director, tells Cara Lieurance about the quartets and quintets on the program. He'll be performing alongside long-time festival players Barbara Corbató, Sarah Southard, Gabe Southard, and Paul Austin, as well as newer players Yu-Lien Thé and Haijin Choi.
Wong, who joined the WMU School of music faculty in 1983, plans to retire at the end of the next school year. He says he looks forward to more performing and, equally, attending the wide variety of music concerts available to residents in West Michigan.