Classical music

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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Northwest earned a division one at district now they are on their way to State Festival. WATCH IT NOW

LSO celebrates American composers in Saturday concert

Nov 5, 2015
Muffitt conducting orchestra
David Trumpie / Trumpie Photography

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.


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
Courtesy photo / Lansing Symphony Orchestra

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.


Alan Gilbert photo
Chris Lee / The New York Philharmonic

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.


JSO photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

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
portrait: Garrick Ohlsson
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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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