MSU Symphony http://wkar.org en MSU Symphony opens season with challenging works http://wkar.org/post/msu-symphony-opens-season-challenging-works <p>The first <span id="docs-internal-guid-3a6a829f-5ad2-2ace-5a6b-1961f2044116" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://orch.music.msu.edu/symphony-orchestra/index.html">MSU Symphony Orchestra</a></span> concert of the season is <a href="http://music.msu.edu/event-listing/friday-9-27-800pm-symphony-orchestra">Friday</a> night at <a href="http://www.whartoncenter.com/">Wharton Center</a>. Featured works include Lutoslawski&rsquo;s Concerto for Orchestra and a clarinet concerto by John Corigliano. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:21:00 +0000 Current State 42906 at http://wkar.org MSU Symphony opens season with challenging works MSU Symphony plays Beethoven, "Kid," Adams http://wkar.org/post/msu-symphony-plays-beethoven-kid-adams <p>The MSU Symphony Orchestra’s next concert is Friday at Wharton Center. They’ll play Beethoven’s First Symphony, music from Aaron Copeland’s “Billy the Kid,” and “The Chairman Dances” by John Adams. Adams has described the piece as an “out take” from his opera, “Nixon in China.” WKAR’s Melissa Benmark spoke with MSU Director of Orchestras Kevin Noe about the music.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:00:01 +0000 Melissa Benmark 30687 at http://wkar.org MSU Symphony plays Beethoven, "Kid," Adams Gregorian Previews "Home for the Holidays" http://wkar.org/post/gregorian-previews-home-holidays <p><span class="tease">MSU Symphony conductor Leon Gregorian has been on research leave this semester. He&#39;ll be back to conduct the MSU Symphony Orchestra next semester, and then plans to retire in April. He&#39;ll be conducting the upcoming &quot;Home for the Holidays&quot; concert, and WKAR&#39;s Melissa Benmark recently spoke with him, asking him first about his time off.</span></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:14:30 +0000 Melissa Benmark 2533 at http://wkar.org Gregorian Previews "Home for the Holidays" MSU Symphony plays Jalbert, Shostakovich, Bernstein http://wkar.org/post/msu-symphony-plays-jalbert-shostakovich-bernstein <p><span class="dateline"><span>EAST LANSING, MI</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(WKAR)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>MSU Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras designate Kevin Noe speaks with WKAR&#39;s Melissa Benmark about the next MSU Symphony concert at Wharton Center, beginning with a piece by American composer Pierre Jalbert.</span></span></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 04:41:58 +0000 Melissa Benmark 59 at http://wkar.org MSU Symphony plays Jalbert, Shostakovich, Bernstein