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2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | KATE LIU
2018-2019 Rising Stars Series | KATE LIU

KATE LIU began playing piano at the age of four. At six she was admitted to the gifted music program of the Yamaha Music School in Singapore.

When she was eight, she moved with her family to the Chicago area, where she studied piano with Alan Chow, Micah Yui and Emilio del Rosario in the Academy program for talented young pianists and string players at the Music Institute of Chicago.

She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music under the guidance of Robert McDonald.

Wellspring Theater KATE LIU
4/28/19 4PM


2018-2019 Piano Masters Series | KIRILL GERSTEIN
2018-2019 Piano Masters Series | KIRILL GERSTEIN

2010 Gilmore Artist KIRILL GERSTEIN displays a masterful technique, discerning intelligence, and a musical curiosity that has led him to explore repertoire spanning centuries and styles. A local audience favorite, he has proven to be one of today’s most intriguing and versatile musicians.

His recent performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall have received broad acclaim, and his solo recital this past February at Wigmore Hall drew high praise for this "enviably complete musician" (Classical Source).

Chenery Auditorium KIRILL GERSTEIN
5/7/19 8PM


2018-2019 Fontana | SPECIAL EVENT: THE SPRING QUARTET
2018-2019 Fontana | SPECIAL EVENT: THE SPRING QUARTET

“This is one supergroup that adds up to more than the sum of its chops.” – The Boston Globe

The Arts Desk described The Spring Quartet as “An expansive, freewheeling rampage, ideas flying out like sparks from a roaring fire....” Fontana is thrilled to bring this all-star lineup to Kalamazoo.

Grammy Award winner, drummer, and composer JACK DEJOHNETTE knows the multifaceted worlds of jazz and jazz-rock as thoroughly as anyone alive.

Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award winning saxophone giant JOE LOVANO has distinguished himself as a prescient and path-finding force in the arena of creative music.

ESPERANZA SPALDING has always resolutely, intuitively, deftly expanded upon both her art and herself as a world-renowned genre-bending composer, bassist and vocalist.

Argentinian pianist LEONARDO GENOVESE has established a solid reputation as an instrumentalist and composer who is not afraid to explore the lesser known corners of the musical landscape.

This performance is not one to miss. Get your tickets soon!
Dalton Center Recital Hall-WMU THE
SPRING
QUARTET
5/4/19 7:30PM


2018-2019 Fontana | NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC QUARTET
2018-2019 Fontana | NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC QUARTET

“...cohesiveness, balance, perfect intonation, and a refreshing non-theatrical stage presence.”
– Palm Beach Daily News

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises four principal musicians from the orchestra: Concertmaster FRANK HUANG, Principal Associate Concertmaster SHERYL STAPLES, Principal Viola CYNTHIA PHELPS, and Principal Cello CARTER BREY. The group was formed in January 2017, during the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season.
Dalton Center Recital Hall-WMU NEW YORK
PHILHARMONIC
QUARTET
5/11/19 7:30PM