college of music http://wkar.org en 'Latin is America' celebrates cultural collaboration http://wkar.org/post/latin-america-celebrates-cultural-collaboration <p>The second MSU "<a href="http://www.music.msu.edu/latin-is-america">Latin IS America</a>" series got underway Wednesday and continues at campus locations and around the Lansing area through next Saturday, April 19. It's a ten day festival that includes lectures, discussions, and concerts. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:34 +0000 Peter Whorf 51984 at http://wkar.org 'Latin is America' celebrates cultural collaboration Heartbreaking opera classic comes to MSU http://wkar.org/post/heartbreaking-opera-classic-comes-msu <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-a1fbdbd6-2ce4-7466-e542-80b10cefbb9a" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:13px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://music.msu.edu/areas-studios/vocal-arts/msu-opera-theatre">MSU Opera Theater</a> perform’s Giacomo Puccini’s "La Boheme" this weekend at Fairchild Theatre. <em>Current State’s</em> Peter Whorf spoke with director <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/melanie">Melanie Helton </a>and music director <a href="http://music.msu.edu/areas-studios/vocal-arts/msu-opera-theatre/daniel-beckwith-bio">Daniel Beckwith</a>, and the three are also joined by cast members for WKAR studio performances</span>. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:59:49 +0000 Peter Whorf 51692 at http://wkar.org Heartbreaking opera classic comes to MSU MSU Symphony features Copeland, Brahms. http://wkar.org/post/msu-symphony-features-copeland-brahms <p></p><p><a href="http://orch.music.msu.edu/symphony-orchestra/index.html">The MSU Symphony Orchestra’s</a> next concert is Friday night at Wharton Center. It features the fourth and last symphony of Brahms, and Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:04:38 +0000 Current State 48930 at http://wkar.org MSU Symphony features Copeland, Brahms. MSU musician builds greener instrument http://wkar.org/post/msu-musician-builds-greener-instrument <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span 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;">When we think about our carbon footprint, we often look at things like our car’s gas mileage, our home’s energy usage, and how far our food had to travel to get to the plate.</span><span 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;"> Rarely mentioned in a discussion about carbon footprints, however, are musical instruments. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:23:56 +0000 Current State 48658 at http://wkar.org MSU musician builds greener instrument Three sonatas take center stage at Fairchild Theatre http://wkar.org/post/three-sonatas-take-center-stage-fairchild-theatre <p></p><p></p><p>MSU cello professor <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/suren">Suren Bagratuni</a> and assistant professor of piano Minsoo Sohn perform tonight at the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre.&nbsp; WKAR will <a href="http://wkar.org/post/nov-4-bagratuni-and-sohn-msu-faculty-recital-series">broadcast</a> the concert live at 7:30. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:17:51 +0000 Current State 44772 at http://wkar.org Three sonatas take center stage at Fairchild Theatre MSU Symphony concert features Beethoven, R.V.W. http://wkar.org/post/msu-symphony-concert-features-beethoven-rvw <p></p><p>The <a href="http://events.msu.edu/main.php?view=event&amp;eventid=1375060927636&amp;timebegin=2013-10-25%2020:00:00">MSU Symphony Orchestra’s</a> next concert is tonight at Wharton Center. The program begins with Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:05:26 +0000 Current State 44316 at http://wkar.org MSU Symphony concert features Beethoven, R.V.W. Oct. 28 | 'S Wonderful | MSU Faculty Recital Series http://wkar.org/post/oct-28-s-wonderful-msu-faculty-recital-series <p><strong>7:30pm Monday Oct. 28 LIVE on 90.5 FM</strong> | Both wonderful and marvelous -- the music of George Gershwin runs the gamut from the folk opera Porgy and Bess to the classic Rhapsody in Blue. Live from the newly renovated Fairchild Theatre at Michigan State.<br /> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 04:01:42 +0000 editor 44108 at http://wkar.org Oct. 28 | 'S Wonderful | MSU Faculty Recital Series MSU Community Music School celebrates 20 years of music education http://wkar.org/post/msu-community-music-school-celebrates-20-years-music-education <p></p><p>The MSU Community Music School is celebrating it’s 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary this month.&nbsp; We're joined by the school's executive director and associate dean for outreach and engagement, Rhonda Buckley. Also joining the conversation is of the school's bassoonist, Andrea Worful.</p><p>And live music throughout the show was provided by CMS performers Andrea Worful&nbsp;(bassoon), Cassandra Hibbard (clarinet),&nbsp;Maggie Gambill (flute), and Tess Miller (flute), Marissa Olin (flute).&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:57:55 +0000 Current State 42278 at http://wkar.org MSU Community Music School celebrates 20 years of music education Latin IS America Festival features local steel drum bands http://wkar.org/post/latin-america-festival-features-local-steel-drum-bands <p></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:02:31 +0000 Current State 34302 at http://wkar.org Latin IS America Festival features local steel drum bands 'Latin IS America' festival weaves together cultures http://wkar.org/post/latin-america-festival-weaves-together-cultures <p></p><p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:11:14 +0000 Current State 34116 at http://wkar.org Gregorian previews Shostakovich Seventh http://wkar.org/post/gregorian-previews-shostakovich-seventh <p>The MSU Symphony Orchestra&#39;s next concert features the Symphony #7 by Dmitri Shostakovich. WKAR&#39;s Melissa Benmark spoke with MSU Director of Orchestras, Leon Gregorian, about this historical symphony.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Melissa Benmark 12985 at http://wkar.org Gregorian previews Shostakovich Seventh Lansing Symphony to play MasterWorks IV http://wkar.org/post/lansing-symphony-play-masterworks-iv <p>WKAR&#39;s Melissa Benmark talks with Lansing Symphony Orchestra music director Timothy Muffitt and MSU professor of Tuba and Euphonium Phil Sinder about the next Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert. Sinder is the soloist in a Tuba Concerto by TV and film composer, Bruce Broughton. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:01:01 +0000 Melissa Benmark 12939 at http://wkar.org Lansing Symphony to play MasterWorks IV 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