Classical music

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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
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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
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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.


Manchester High School Band | Forte Ep. 203

Oct 15, 2015
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Students earned a division two at last year's festival. This year they hope for a one. WATCH NOW

Timothy Muffitt photo
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The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s second MasterWorks concert of the year is tonight. We talk with conductor Timothy Muffitt about what’s on the program.


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Current State's Jamie Paisley speaks with the music director of the New York Philharmonic, Maestro Alan Gilbert, about the orchestra’s three day residency this weekend at the University of Michigan. That includes leading a performance at Michigan Stadium Saturday.


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The Jackson Symphony Orchestra kicks off their concert season this weekend with a concert titled “Joy and Sorrow.” We speak with Maestro Stephen Osmond as well as the Jackson-native cellist that he’s bringing back to town.


Grand Ledge Wind Ensemble | Forte | Ep. 201

Sep 25, 2015
Coronet section of band
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A new teacher in a school with a rich band history feels pressure to succeed at festival. WATCH NOW

Beethoven Festival | A2SO Live on 90.5 FM

Sep 17, 2015
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Sat. Sep. 19 - 8pm 90.5 FM | Live from Hill Auditorium, the Ann Arbor Symphony presents Opening Night: Beethoven Festival with Garrick Ohlsson.

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Gershwin music is the focus of the first Lansing Symphony Orchestra concert of the season Friday. Current State's Melissa Benmark talks with conductor Timothy Muffitt and pianist Ralph Votapek about the program.


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The WKAR-TV program "QuizBusters" is taping some special episodes this week. Classical music is the focus of one of the programs pitting teams featuring WKAR-FM music hosts Jody Knol and Jamie Paisley along with others contestants. Current State talks with "QuizBusters" host Matt Ottinger.


Group photo on TV production set
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Charlotte High School Symphony Band student musicians strive to maintain a ninety-year legacy of excellence in this mid-Michigan community where band is bigger than football is in Texas.

Owosso High School Symphony Band on Forte

Jul 22, 2015
Band in Performance Studio
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Student musicians led by retiring director Carl Knipe compete at State Festival featuring the best of the best. 

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Director Chad Parmenter makes a bold move, selecting pieces for performance at state festival competition that call for solos on flute, saxophone, french horn and percussion. 

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A new CD by clarinetist Guy Yehuda and pianist Ralph Votapek includes sonatas by Brahms and Reger.


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