Classical music

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Wed. Mar. 30 at 7:30 pm on 90.5 FM | Live from the Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium with Yuri Gandelsman and Johnny Gandelsman.

MSU China cultural exchange photo
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Thirteen students from the China Conservatory of Music are currently in East Lansing to mount an operatic production with their student counterparts from Michigan State. We take you behind the scenes for this landmark tenth year of a unique cultural exchange.


Emily Douglass photo
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The Jackson Symphony Orchestra will bring some of the greatest hits from opera to this weekend's concert at the Potter Center. We speak with Maestro Stephen Osmond about the program.


Arie Lipsky photo
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Current State talks with Arie Lipsky of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra about their Saturday concert.

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A television show produced by WKAR-TV was the first exposure piano professor Deborah Moriarty ever had to Michigan State University. Current State talks with the Massachusetts native about the impression the program made on her.


Harp Magic | A2SO Live on 90.5 FM

Mar 3, 2016
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Sat. Mar. 12 at 8pm on 90.5 FM | Live from the Michigan Theater, the Ann Arbor Symphony presents live 'Harp Magic' with special guest Primor Sluchin.

Timothy Muffitt photo
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Maestro Timothy Muffitt is bringing some "Mozart Mania" to the Lansing Symphony this weekend. We speak with the LSO’s music director about Saturday’s concert, which is designed to show off the various instrument families of the orchestra.


Genadi Zagor photo
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Genadi Zagor is a new professor this year at the MSU College of Music. We speak with the pianist ahead of his appearance in Old Town Lansing as part of the Absolute Chamber Music series, playing music by Robert Schumann.


Maestro Enrique Diemecke & Jamie Paisley photo
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The Flint Symphony takes on an African-American composer in their concert this weekend, William Grant Still. It’s part of the “Black Classical Origins” series from the Flint Institute of Music. We speak with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about Saturday’s concert and its aim of engaging the African-American community in the classical arts.


This weekend, the Lansing Symphony becomes a Broadway band. We speak with Maestro Timothy Muffitt, as well as Flint native & American Idol contestant, LaKisha Jones about Saturday’s “Broadway Rocks” concert.


Portrait: Kevin Noe
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MSU Professor Kevin Noe leads the MSU Symphony in Gustav Mahler’s "Symphony No. 4" this Friday night. Current State's Peter Whorf previews the concert.


MSU Wind Symphony photo
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This week's concert features a work by a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer commemorating the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.


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Kent Philharmonic

We’ll head to Grand Rapids to visit a community-based orchestra, who’ll be performing a world premiere tomorrow night. Current State’s Jamie Paisley speaks with the Music Director of the Kent Philharmonic and the Florida-based composer of that world premiere: Trilogy for Organ & Orchestra.

Happy Birthday Mozart! The MSU College of Music celebrates Mozart's 260th tonight at Fairchild Theatre.


Brittany DeYoung photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest this week is Brittany DeYoung, the principal harpist with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. On Saturday, she’ll perform “The Scottish Fantasy” with the LSO and guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

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