Classical music

Nabucco | Metropolitan Opera

Jan 1, 2017
Met Opera's main character on stage
Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Sat. Jan. 7 at 1pm on WKAR Radio 90.5 FM | The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine.

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.

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

Classical Bells photo
Courtesy photo / Darlene Ebersole

We catch up with Classical Bells artistic director Darlene Ebersole about playing their bells.


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! 

MSU Faculty Recital Series
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.

Matt Eldred & Zyle Zeuch photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Meet two of the people helping the Lansing Symphony Orchestra this Sunday during their annual Holiday Pops Concert at the Wharton Center, the MSU Youth Chorale’s Kyle Zeuch and singer Matt Eldred.


Violist Paul Neubauer photo
Bernard Mindich

Some of the world’s greatest musicians are bringing the best of Johann Sebastian Bach to the Wharton Center. We speak with a member of New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center about Thursday’s concert.


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.


Elixer of Love rehearsal photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Current State previews the MSU College of Music’s production of the comedic opera “The Elixir of Love.”


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

We speak with Dr. Matthew Aubin ahead of his performance with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra this weekend with music from Spain. It’s also the second time he’ll be leading the JSO since being named their music director designate.


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. 

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