MSU music http://wkar.org en 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 Current State 51692 at http://wkar.org Heartbreaking opera classic comes to MSU Cello takes center stage at MSU music series http://wkar.org/post/cello-takes-center-stage-msu-music-series <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-0533ee55-d5bf-14bf-4b68-77f21bafff1a" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">MSU’s <a href="http://music.msu.edu/performance/performance-highlights/joanne-and-bill-church-west-circle-series/cello-plus-chamber-music-festival/">College of Music Cello Plus</a> series has grown into one of Michigan’s largest chamber festivals. <em>Current State's</em> Peter Whorf speaks with Cello Plus founder <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/suren">Suren Bagratuni</a> and visiting composer <a href="http://sharafyan.tripod.com/">Vache Sharafyan</a> about this Wednesday’s concert at <a href="http://music.msu.edu/spring-2013/fairchild-theatre">Fairchild Theatre.</a></span> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:01:37 +0000 Current State 50831 at http://wkar.org Cello takes center stage at MSU music series MSU marching band director celebrates 25 years with roses http://wkar.org/post/msu-marching-band-director-celebrates-25-years-roses <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Before this month’s Rose Bowl victory, Michigan State University last appeared in Pasadena in 1988, one year before<a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/john1"> John Madden’s</a> arrival at MSU. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:03:18 +0000 Current State 47899 at http://wkar.org MSU marching band director celebrates 25 years with roses Young rock musicians get their shot on stage http://wkar.org/post/young-rock-musicians-get-their-shot-stage <P>Traditionally, garages are the starting spot for budding rock stars, but for the last five years, the Michigan State University Community Music School has offered an alternative. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Current State 38827 at http://wkar.org Young rock musicians get their shot on stage MSU Wind Symphony performs as part of Latin IS America festival http://wkar.org/post/msu-wind-symphony-performs-part-latin-america-festival <p><a href="http://www.music.msu.edu/latin-is-america">Latin IS America</a> is a a celebration of the intersections between Latin American and U.S. culture. The festival started on April 15 and will close on April 27.</p><p>This Thursday, the event will feature the MSU Wind Symphony at <a href="http://whartoncenter.com/default.aspx">Wharton Center</a>. <em>WKAR</em>’s Peter Whorf previews the concert with MSU Director of Bands <a href="http://music.msu.edu/faculty/profile/kevin1">Kevin Sedatole</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:21:03 +0000 Current State 34775 at http://wkar.org MSU Wind Symphony performs as part of Latin IS America festival MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni plays live http://wkar.org/post/msu-cello-professor-suren-bagratuni-plays-live <p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:24:59 +0000 Current State 32750 at http://wkar.org MSU cello professor Suren Bagratuni plays live