Jody Knol

90.5 Classical Host

Jody Knol began announcing classical music on 90.5 WKAR while a student at MSU in 1982.

After receiving his degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities--music, theater and political science--Jody worked as chief announcer for WMUK in Kalamazoo for two years before returning to WKAR to host the morning program in 1986.

Trained as a singer, Jody combines his study of music and his stage experience to present the music he loves to listeners.

MSU Faculty Recital Series

Monthly live broadcast from Cook Recital Hall on the campus of Michigan State University, featuring performances by MSU College of Music faculty. Listen Live online on 90.5 WKAR and WKAR Classical at the scheduled concert date and time.

Past MSU Faculty Recital episodes are not available for on-demand listening at this time.

90.5 Community Concerts

Performance highlights from the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, MSU College of Music ensembles, and more. Recorded at concert performances in our mid-Michigan community.

This Week - Tue. Mar. 25 at 7 pm and Sat. Mar. 29 at 2 pm

Five selections from Jackson Symphony Orchestra October 2013 "Collage 10" concert: Dvorak, Rolla, Stravinsky, Tomasi, Suk. Plus Mozart from MSU Wind Symphony.

12:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Renowned Violinist to Perform at MSU's Wharton Center

Violinist Joshua Bell is the music director of the London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He and the academy will perform at Michigan State University's Wharton Center this Saturday.
Courtesy Lisa Marie Mazzucco

One of classical music’s most famous contemporary musicians is coming to East Lansing.  Last May, violinist Joshua Bell was named to succeed Sir Neville Marriner as music director of the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields.  Bell and the academy will perform at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center this Saturday on one leg of their first tour together.

WKAR’s Jody Knol recently spoke with Joshua Bell and reminded him of the lengths he went to in order to make his last concert at Wharton Center back in the winter of 2009.

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