Yu-Lien The

WMU School of Music

A concert of works for two pianos is set for 7:30 pm Wednesday, Jan 15 in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at WMU. School of Music professors Lori Sims and Yu-Lien The will play Ravel's Rhapsodie espagnole, Debussy's En blanc et noir, and Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (arr. John Musto). They talk to Cara Lieurance about the ease of their chemistry and their choice to situate the pianos side-by-side, rather than facing the other. 


mischazupko.com; Jim Newberry

In the studio with Cara Lieurance, two generations of composers - Ramon Zupko, Western Michigan University professor emeritus, and his son, Chicago-based composer/pianist Mischa Zupko - plus pianists Silvia Roederer and Yu-Lien The talk about the music that will be featured on an all-Zupko concert, Wednesday, Oct 24 at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at WMU.  

WMU School of Music

Tonight at 7:30 pm, pianist Yu-Lien The performs works of J.S. Bach, Carter Pann, and Robert Schumann in a solo recital that marks her return to the Western Michigan University School of Music, this time as a newly-appointed professor. 

Dr. The talked to Cara Lieurance about her years as a WMU graduate student and resident artist before she went on to earn her doctorate at Michigan State and later moved to Ohio, before returning to Kalamazoo in her new position. Her work as a pianist balances recitals, collaborating as an accompanist, teaching, and practicing - and she wouldn't want to give any of it up.