NEW! on 90.5: Flint Symphony Orchestra

Apr 27, 2016

Starts Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2pm on 90.5 FM

WKAR Network at Michigan State University and the Flint Institute of Music enter a new partnership this month, bringing broadcasts of the Flint Symphony Orchestra to the air in mid-Michigan and online.

The new weekly radio show, "Flint Symphony Orchestra," airs Sundays at 2 p.m. ET on 90.5 FM WKAR beginning May 1, 2016. The program also streams online at wkar.org.

Hosted by WKAR's Peter Whorf, the show presents select concert performances from the Flint Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Enrique Diemecke.  One of the finest orchestras of its size in the nation, and a cultural icon in southeast Michigan for nearly 100 years, the FSO is a testament to world-class performance and unwavering musical integrity.

These concerts will be the first broadcasts of the Flint Symphony Orchestra on WKAR. The series launches with recordings from the 2015/2016 concert season, and will also explore performances from prior seasons.

In addition to the new concert series, WKAR arts reporter and classical music host Jamie Paisley will continue to report on and review Flint Symphony and other Flint music and cultural events on "Current State," the station's daily radio talk show  (weekdays 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 90.5, 12 p.m. on AM870). 

WKAR's classical concert offerings now include the Flint Symphony Orchestra (Sundays  2 p.m. ET 90.5 FM), MSU Faculty Recital Series live specials, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra LIVE specials, and 90.5 Community Concerts (Tuesdays 7 p.m. on 90.5 FM) featuring Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra and Michigan State University ensembles.

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