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Met Opera's main characters on stage
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Dec. 31 at 1 pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM| James Levine conducts this comedy of a feisty Italian girl turning the tables on her bumbling captors via Rossini’s blend of madness and fun.

Silver Bells ribbon and tree 2016
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Celebrate the holidays with a variety of TV and radio specials. 

Hansel and Gretel | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 19, 2016
Met Opera's main characters on stage
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Dec. 24 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | Enjoy this deliciously dark take on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale, appealing to audiences of all ages, on The Metropolitan Opera

Salome | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 14, 2016
Met Opera's main charcters on stage
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Dec. 17 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | Richard Strauss’s revolutionary score and scandalous Oscar Wilde–inspired drama took the world by storm at its premiere and continues to wow audiences today. 

MSU jazz professor playing instrutments
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Dec. 17 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Fairchild Theatre! 

Opera singer with orchestra behind
Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Sat. Dec. 10 at 8pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | MSU Faculty Recital Series presents Handel's Messiah LIVE from Wharton Center.

L'Amour de Loin | Metropolitan Opera

Dec 5, 2016
Met Opera's main charcters on stage
Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Dec. 10 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | One of the most discussed, praised, and successful of recent operas, L’Amour de Loin is a seductively beautiful tale of love’s unfathomable nature. 

Met Opera
Courtesy / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Dec. 3 at 1pm on 90.5 FM WKAR Radio | Matinee broadcast returns to the air on this Saturday afternoon!

Musicians in studio
Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU

The acclaimed quartet visited WKAR  to record some music and talk with WKAR's Peter Whorf about their upcoming East Lansing appearance.


Tchaikovsky & Friends | A2SO on 90.5 FM

Nov 9, 2016
Courtesy of Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Fri. Nov. 11 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from the Michigan Theater the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky & Friends. 

Wind Symphony | MSU Faculty Series

Oct 24, 2016
College of Music

Thu. Oct. 27 at 7:30pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Cobb Great Hall, conductor Kevin L. Sedatole presents Wind Symphony! 

Romeo & Juliet| A2SO Live on 90.5 FM

Oct 4, 2016
A2SO
Courtesy / Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Sat. Oct. 8 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | LIVE from the Michigan Theater the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Romeo & Juliet!

Courtesy/College of Music

Fri. Sept. 30 at 9pm on 90.5 FM | Live from Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center conductor Kevin Noe presents

Chad Boorsma

This weekend, six principal musicians of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra perform a concert featuring music from the early 20th century collection of French composers nicknamed Les Six. LSO Principal flutist and MSU College of Music Professor Richard Sherman spoke with WKAR's Jamie Paisley about this concert which culminates in all six players combining for the Sextet by Francis Poulenc.

The concert will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25th at 3pm in the Molly Grove Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Lansing.

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