Classical music

Walter Verdehr photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

More than 40 years and hundreds of recordings later, MSU violinist Walter Verdehr is as busy as ever. Tonight, he performs in the Michigan State University College of Music Artist-Faculty Recital Series.


Rachel Barton Pine photo
Courtesy photo / Rachel Barton Pine

It’s time for the Lansing Symphony’s first concert of 2016, and Maestro Timothy Muffitt welcomes violinist Rachel Barton Pine to the Wharton Center. We talk with her about her violin that’s older than America, as well as find out what happens when a classical composer tries to assassinate someone.


Maestro Raymond Harvey photo
Courtesy photo / Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Raymond Harvey has led the Kalamazoo Symphony for 17 seasons. We talk with him about being a tour guide for this weekend’s Kalamazoo concert, where he takes the audience to Italy in a exploratory program about the life of Antonio Vivaldi.


MSU Children's Choir photo: Kyle Zeuch and Katie Sundeen
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The MSU Children’s Choir provides the musical backdrop to today’s Current State Live Holiday Special.

Timothy Muffitt photo
Courtesy photo / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

The Lansing Symphony’s holiday concert comes up this weekend and has some very special guests. We speak with Maestro Timothy Muffitt as well as one of the high school students performing with the LSO this weekend.


This weekend, the MSU College of Music presents Handel’s "Messiah." We speak with conductor David Rayl about the difficulties of leading 200 singers and the timelessness of Handel’s masterwork.


Rune Bergmann photo
Courtesy photo / Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra

After the difficult reporting from Europe and the Middle East this week, the Grand Rapids Symphony takes some time to heal in a performance of the Brahms "German Requiem." Current State's Jamie Paisley talks with Rune Bergmann, who will lead the program.


Enrique Diemecke photo
Courtesy photo / Flint Symphony Orchestra

We chat with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about the Flint Symphony’s concert this weekend, where the maestro will break down Mahler’s superstitious "Ninth Symphony" into bite-size pieces.


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LSO celebrates American composers in Saturday concert

Nov 5, 2015
Muffitt conducting orchestra
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Current State brings you a preview of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra's upcoming concert, which features an all American cast of composers.

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Mon. Nov. 9 at  7:30 pm on 90.5 FM | MSU Faculty Recital Series presents The Magic of Mendelssohn

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Fri. Nov. 6 at 3pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Guest performers offer a preview of upcoming "Magic of Mendelssohn" MSU Faculty Recital.

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Sat. Nov. 7 - 8pm 90.5 FM | Live from the Michigan Theater, the  Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents live Mendelssohn 'Italian' with Roman Rabinovich.

Kevin Sedatole photo
Courtesy photo / MSU College of Music

A Pulitzer Prize winning composer and an MSU faculty soloist are two highlights of the upcoming Wind Symphony concert. Current State’s Peter Whorf visits with conductor Kevin Sedatole.


Richard Sherman photo
Courtesy photo / Absolute Music Chamber Series

Old Town Lansing will host a classical music concert tomorrow, not in any kind of concert hall, but instead in an art gallery. We speak with the MSU Professor and founder of the Absolute Chamber Music Series about this concert series, bringing back the days when music concerts were much more casual.


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