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Concert Band Honors Essential Workers In Season-Opening Concert

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"Joy From Awakening: A Tribute To Our Essential Workers" is the Kalamazoo Concert Band's first concert of the season. Conductor Tom Evans joined Cara Lieurance to preview the program, which will be held at 7:30 pm in Chenery Auditorium on Saturday, Oct 23. 

Proof of vaccination and wearing a mask are required to attend the free concert. A special piece, "Heal," from Robert W. Smith's Suite for the Heroes Among Us, will pay tribute to those who served as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bassoonist Caleb Piersma, winner of the KCB Youth Soloist Competition in 2020, will also make a long-delayed debut playing a concerto movement with the band.

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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