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August 16, 2019

Dear Friends,

Recently as I was driving to work and listening to the radio station, I heard a piano concerto that I could not recall having heard before.  It sounded like late 19th or early 20th century, probably Russian.  After I learned the title, I checked our CD library and found that we have one recording of the piece.  It turns out that I was partially right.  It was Dmitry Kabalevsky’s Piano Concerto #3, published in 1952.  It is quite lovely.

Even after nearly 30 years of bringing you classical music every morning, I am still delightfully surprised now and then to hear something that’s new to me.  You may experience this on any given day of listening to Blue Lake, because we play music from the Renaissance to the present, familiar standards and lesser-known gems.  Our vast library affords you the unique opportunity to experience a wide range of music with only the touch of a button.  It’s just one of the many benefits of listening to Blue Lake Pubic Radio... and one of the reasons I love working here.

As you find your media options expanding constantly, keep in mind that only one of those options - Blue Lake Radio - offers you a local, knowledgeable musician carefully selecting and presenting hours of beautiful classical music and jazz for you every day.  In addition, we provide a window into the fine arts scene in West Michigan and beyond, informing you of upcoming events and sharing conversations with conductors, performers, and others involved in the arts.

We think this important service is worthy of your support.  We know that you think so too and have let us know through your kind donations and words of encouragement.  If you haven’t given in a while, or if it’s simply time to renew your support, please take a moment to do so today.  We want to keep bringing you beautiful music – and lovely surprises – for many years to come. 

Thank you.
Bonnie Bierma
Bonnie Bierma
Classical Music Director and Host