Classical music

Rodney Lontine photo
Courtesy photo / Flint Institute of Music

The Flint Institute of Music has a new CEO. We speak with Rodney Lontine about his plans for the venerated institution, as well as the Flint Symphony.


Dr. Christopher Heidenreich photo
Courtesy photo / Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Later this week, the Washtenaw Community Concert Band goes to tinsel town for their next performance. We speak with Dr. Chris Heidenreich about the program, and learn about some of the costume changes he’s had to make in Ann Arbor.

Escher String Quartet photo
Sophie Zhai / Courtesy Escher Quartet

Current State's Jamie Paisley speaks with the 1st violinist of the Escher String Quartet ahead of their upcoming Fontana Chamber Arts summer performance in Kalamazoo.


Baroque on Beaver photo
Courtesy photo / Baroque on Beaver

Michigan and the Great Lakes Region are rich in classical music and more this summer. Resident classical music guys Jamie Paisley and Peter Whorf take us on a preview tour.


MSU flute professor and Lansing Symphony principal Richard Sherman talks with Current State about his recent CD for Lansing's Blue Griffin Recordings.


Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy photo / Timothy Muffitt

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra just signed Timothy Muffitt to another three-year contract. We speak with the Maestro and learn more about the recently announced 2016-17 season.


Sistrum photo
Courtesy photo / Sistrum

This weekend, the Sistrum choir of Lansing will be celebrating their 30th year. Current State's Jamie Paisley attends a rehearsal with this all-female chorus, and speak with their Artistic Director, Dr. Meredith Bowen.


Enrique Diemecke bust at FSO
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Next year marks the landmark 100th season of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s existence. Current State speaks with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about the highlights of the 2016-17 season.


Daniel Hsu photo
Courtesy photo / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

We speak with Lansing Symphony Orchestra maestro Timothy Muffitt about Wednesday's concert, along with Gilmore Young Artist Award winner Daniel Hsu ahead of his appearance with the LSO.


Romeo and Juliet opera photo
Courtesy photo / Opera Grand Rapids

From Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to Gounod’s star-crossed opera singers, we meet the Romeo and Juliet of the upcoming production of that classic love story by Opera Grand Rapids.


Kevin Noe photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

MSU College of Music conductor Kevin Noe leads his MSU Symphony and choruses in three masterpieces this weekend.


Dr. Matthew Aubin photo
Courtesy photo / Dr. Matthew Aubin

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has appointed a new Music Director. We get to know Dr. Matthew Aubin and learn about his connection to the Golden Globe-winning TV series “Mozart in the Jungle.”


Courtesy/MSU College of Music

Sat. Apr. 30 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from the Cobb Great Hall, conductor Kevin Noe presents 

Courtesy/MSU College of Music

Fri. Apr. 22 at 8p, on 90.5 FM | Live from the Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium a concert featuring the International Chamber Soloists led by Dmitri Berlinsky.

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